November 21, 2013 - 4:15 PM
Ambrosia Apples Orchard to Table Recipe Contest has gathered entries from all across Canada.
Ambrosia apples are unique as an ingredient in recipes as they are slow to brown, have a natural sweetness, and retain their shape when baked or cooked. The main rule for the contest is that Ambrosia apples – raw or cooked – must be prominently featured in the dish.
There are four prizes from Cuisinart and Breville totaling over $1500. First prize is a Cuisinart 5.5 quart stand mixer, second prize is a Breville Juice Fountain® Elite and third prize is a Breville All in One™. There is also a People’s Choice prize of a Cuisinart 5.5 quart stand mixer.
The contest runs through to December 10 at 4 p.m. Full rules and regulations can be found online at ambrosiaapplescontest.com
- Ambrosia apples were discovered in Wilfrid and Sally Mennells’ orchard in the sun-drenched Similkameen Valley of British Columbia in the early 1990s. A chance seedling grew in a row of Jonagold apples. Commercially viable chance seedlings are extremely rare. Wilfrid Mennell named the bi-coloured apple Ambrosia, which in Greek mythology means food of the gods.
- In 1993, with the help of the Okanagan Plant Improvement Corporation (PICO), the Mennells registered the apple and took it to market.
- Ambrosia is a low-acid apple, which makes it easier for kids and older people to digest.
- Ambrosia apples are grown by farmers in North America, Italy, Chile, and New Zealand.
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