Earlier this week, the US Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) announced the launch of a contest to find the most mouthwatering blueberry pie recipe in America.
The America’s Best Blueberry Pie Contest is now accepting entries for blueberry pie recipes, with the winner receiving a $10,000 grand prize, second place $1,500 and third place $1,000. The winning pie also will be named the official pie of the blueberry industry.
The contest runs through July 12, and entries will be judged by Tieghan Gerard, the New York Times best-selling author of two cookbooks and the Half Baked Harvest blog. Contest participants just have to submit their original recipe and a photo of their blueberry pie. The winner will be announced by the end of July in honor of National Blueberry Month.
“I’m really looking forward to tasting some of these delicious blueberry pie entries and picking the grand prize winner. You could say it’s a sweet gig,” says Gerard. “As my readers know, I love any kind of pie, but blueberry is hands down my favorite, especially in the summer.”
“Blueberry pie is a beloved dessert – and a long-standing summer tradition worth celebrating,” adds USHBC president Kasey Cronquist. “People love blueberries, and we’re excited to shine a spotlight on some talented blueberry fans and find the best blueberry pie in America, once and for all.”
Individuals can submit a recipe and read the full contest rules at the contest website.