Meet the apple pie challenge

When I was old enough, my mother and I would share household chores.

She washed the clothes and I would iron. I think I got a raw deal in this area.

She cooked and I baked. Baking apple pies was my area of expertise.

When I married, my husband’s maternal grandmother, Grammy Maher, was the apple pie star. One holiday I was told I could make an apple pie even though Grammy Maher was also making apple pies. Well, my apple pie received great reviews.

To this day, in my family, it isn’t a holiday unless my French Apple Crumb Pie is present. But I wonder if it would hold up at the Hollis Old Home Days Apple Pie Contest. Game on!

If you think your apple pie is the best, I challenge you to submit your pie between 9:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Apple Pie Contest tent at Nichols Field. There is no entry fee.

Here are the contest rules:

l?One entry per person.

l?Two-crusted homemade apple pie or Open Division – pie must have apples in it.

l?Recipe should accompany entry.

There are four divisions:

l?Children up to age 12.

l?Students ages 13-21.

l?Adults ages 22 and older.

l?Open – all ages.

Judging will be at 12:30 p.m. Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each division.

For more information and an entry form, visit hollisold

Let the contest begin!