The KCET Food and Farmer's Kitchen Recipe Contest: Apples

Photo courtesy Kasia
Photo courtesy Kasia

Summer gets all the credit for great fruit around these parts, but as much as we love stone fruits, as the weather turns cooler we warmly embrace the whole glorious range of apples that crop up. And so, KCET Food and The Farmer's Kitchen has chosen this splendid fruit as our next recipe contest star ingredient!

Send us your favorite apple-based recipe, be it sweet or savory, simple or complicated, raw or cooked. The creator of our very favorite recipe will win a gift basket full of goods made in Southern California, including:

  • A selection of teas from Art of Tea in Monterey Park: Apple Pie, Apple Tea'ni, Cinnamon Fig and Cherry Amaretto.

  • A jar of raw Angeles Crest Wild Flower Honey from Klausesbees in Tehachapi.

  • A jar of sriracha ketchup from Single Bee Preserves in Los Angeles.

  • Two cans of olives from Graber Olive House in Ontario.

  • A selection of autumnally delicious spices from Spice Station in Los Angeles.

No recipe is too simple or too complicated; they're all contenders. Just be sure to submit the recipe by noon on Monday, November 5, 2012.

Leave it in the comments section below or email it to Living editor Katherine Spiers by the deadline (November 5 at noon). We'll spend the week with Chef Ernest Miller of the HFK cooking and tasting the submissions, and the winner will be announced at noon on November 12. For official contest rules, visit this link.

Happy cooking!

Check out some of our past winners:
Tomato Bread Pudding
Tomato and Corn Pie
Stone Fruit Gazpacho
Chocolate-Plum Jam