50161534 - caramelized apple tart and fresh apples on wooden table

50161534 - caramelized apple tart and fresh apples on wooden table

Michigan Apple Recipe Contest Winners

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A great day at Zehnder’s Snowfest brought in decent temperatures and our finalists ready to compete. In the three categories to be cooked on site were 8 finalists in the pasta category, 11 finalists in the sandwich category and 20 finalists for the dessert category that were brought in to be judged. Here are the top three winning recipes for each category.

Pasta Category: Linda Schmidt, Kawkawlin, MI; 1st place – Apple & Bacon Carolina Pasta Salad; Brian Nance, Ferndale, MI; 2nd Place – Pumpkin Gnocchi with Apple Butternut Squash; Marta Dmytrenko, Novi, MI; 3rd Place – Duck Rigatoni with Apples & Parmigiano Cheese.

Sandwich Category: Revee Krasczewski, Lapeer, MI – Asian Empire Sandwich; Patti Rizzio, Marquette, MI – Apple & Salmon Sandwich with Apple Jicama Slaw; Brenda Washnock, Negaunee, MI – Croqué Monsier with Apple Cranberry Chutney.

Dessert Category: Pam Hornbacher-Retzler, Caro, MI – Apple Peach Blueberry Crisp; Donna Bardocz, Howell, MI – Caramel Apple Blitz Torte; Lois Spruytte, Richmond, MI – Michigan Apple Pie from Pie Lady.

The Grand Prize Winner was Pam Hornbacher-Retzler from Caro with her Apple Peach Blueberry Crisp. Congratulations!

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