Julian Woman’s Club sponsors regional apple pie competition
By Leslie Wade
The aroma of freshly baked apple pie will fill the air during the Julian Woman’s Club Julian Apple Days Pie Contest, Friday, Sept. 30. The contest is free and open to all amateur bakers in the region.
The first prize winner will receive $300. Second prize is $200 and third prize is $100. Honorable mention and commemorative participation ribbons will also be awarded.
The judges, selected from Julian bakeries and restaurants, include Liz Smothers, owner of the Julian Pie Company; Chef Charles Scott of the Candied Apple Pastry Company; Chef Jeremy Manley of Jeremy’s on the Hill restaurant; and Barry Brunye of Dudley’s Famous Bakery.
Pieces of the contestants’ pies will be sold by the Julian Woman’s Club at the Apple Days Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, at Menghini Winery. All proceeds from the sales will benefit charities supported by the Julian Woman’s Club.
Winners will be notified by phone and are requested to be present for the prize presentation to be held at the festival on Oct. 1.
Entries must be homemade apple pies, baked from scratch, and may contain berries, peaches or other fruits. The recipe and all ingredients must be listed with the entry application. All pies should be brought in disposable containers, as they will not be returned.
Entries will be accepted between 10:30 a.m. and noon at the Julian Woman’s Club, 2607 C St. in downtown Julian. Judging will begin promptly at 1 p.m. Pies will be judged on taste, originality, presentation and creativity.
Entry forms, rules and additional information are available at the Julian Book House on 2230 Main St. in Julian, online at www.julianmerchants.org, or by contacting Diana Garrett at email@example.com or 760-221-9608.
Leslie Wade is a Julian Woman’s Club member.
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