The leaves have turned, the smell of woodsmoke is in the air, and there’s a pleasant chill in the evening. It all means that it’s time for pie!
The Annual Apple Pie Contest was held on Sunday, November 3rd, from 1 – 4 PM!
15 beautiful pies were submitted and the competition was stiff. Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to all the winners! A special thanks to the Friends of the Library who host this every year!
|People’s Choice Award
Here are the rules:
Pies are to be homemade, with that famous homemade double crust. Filling is to be just apples (no raisins, cranberries, etc.) and the recipe must include the type of apple(s) used a.k.a. your winning combination! Contestants must pre-register online and prepare a printed copy of your recipe to submit with the pie, or submit your recipe in advance via email to Jessica at email@example.com. Pies must be brought to the library on the day of the contest (Sunday November 3) by 1:30 pm for judging.
The Judges & The Prize
We’ll have some top-notch judges on hand to really dig in and evaluate these tasty treats:
- Chris Morris is the Boston Globe’s Food and Travel Editor
- Sarah Ludwig runs Humble Crumb Bakery
- Lisa Daigle is a Library Trustee and writes for Local Food Journal and about small craft breweries
- Becky Herrmann is the library director who never passes up a chance to eat or bake pie – whether it is at a Pie Institute at Smoke Signals Bakery in North Carolina or baking artisan pies with the folks at the King Arthur Baking School
Pie lovers are welcome to come and feast on the hard work of others (plus donuts and cider) once the judging is complete, beginning around 2:30 pm! Visit chelmsfordlibrary.org/applepie for a full contest schedule and details.