Friday, April 6, 2012
Canfield’s Barb Morell won White House Fruit Farm’s fourth annual Apple Dessert Recipe Contest March 24 for her golden apple and brambles cake with Irish whiskey custard sauce.
Rita Esbenshade of Salem took second with her apple cake and Lisa Marx of Hubbard finished third with her caramel apple cheesecake.
Prizes included apples for a year and White House gift certificates. All entry fees received were matched by White House Fruit Farm and were presented by White House owner Debbie Pifer to Mike Iberis of Second Harvest Food Bank, along with a donation of 60 bushels of apples.
Entries were judged on appearance, taste and creative use of apples. Judging the event were Mike Iberis, director of Second Harvest Food Bank; Carol Rimedio-Righetti, Mahoning County Commissioner; Glenn Stevens, WFMJ reporter and morning show cooking segment host; and Regina Reynolds, WFMJ Today cooking segment host.
All the recipes received will be published in the next printing of the White House Apple Dessert Cookbook.