How to Enter Our 2016 “Unconventional” Apple Pie Contest

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Enter our Unconventional Apple Pie Contest

for your chance to win a

$25 Homesteader’s Supply Gift Certificate


What’s an “Unconventional” Apple Pie?

We consider an apple pie “unconventional” when it contains ingredients you don’t find in an ordinary apple pie recipe.

So what are those, specifically?

As any good cook can tell you, ordinary apple pie traditionally has a top and bottom crust made of white wheat flour, butter or shortening, water, and salt. The traditional type of filling is made of apples, sugar, spices (like cinnamon and nutmeg), a few dots of butter, a bit of some kind of thickener (like flour, cornstarch, or arrowroot), and maybe a hint of lemon zest. And there you have it! Good ol’ American apple pie!

Adding ingredients other than those ordinarily found in the crust or filling takes the pie to a whole new level. And that’s what makes the pie “unconventional,” by our definition.

Would it be helpful to see an example of a recipe for an apple pie that would satisfy the requirements for this contest?

Our Social Media Marketing Manager, Anna, has agreed to share her favorite apple pie recipe (see below). What makes Anna’s pie unconventional? The crust has cheddar cheese in it! And it is, oh so good!

We can’t wait to find out what’s in YOUR apple pie!

So, send us your favorite “unconventional” apple pie recipe, along with a photo, and maybe you’ll be the lucky winner of a $25 Homesteader’s Supply Gift Certificate!

See the contest rules and submission instructions below.


 Contest Rules

  • Your recipe must contain one or more unconventional ingredients. An “unconventional ingredient” is something you wouldn’t typically find in an apple pie. (For specifics, see the above section entitled What’s an “Unconventional Apple Pie?)
  • If your recipe is not original, please give appropriate credit to the cookbook (or other source) in which it was published.
  • You may submit as many entries as you like, but please send them individually, one pie and recipe per email.
  • You must submit only your own work.
  • Contestants must be at least 18 years old to win. However, the work of children is acceptable if submitted by an adult.
  • Promotional entries are not acceptable for this contest.

After you’ve reviewed these contest rules and submission guidelines, send your photo and recipe to: email_us@homesteadersupply.com

How the Winner Will Be Decided

This contest ends September 30, 2016.

The winner of the $25 Homesteader’s Supply gift certificate will be chosen by Homesteader’s Supply staff.

Copyright Ownership

When you send us your photo and recipe, the copyright belongs to Homesteader’s Supply. Do not submit entries that have already been submitted elsewhere unless you own (or have regained) the full copyright and you have the permission of any third parties involved.

We reserve the right to publish the winning entry, as well as the prize winner’s first name and last initial, in our weekly newsletter on October 2, 2016.

Good Luck!

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