Originally posted on Wicked Local Needham:
Local celebrity judges, including Greg Reibman, publisher of the Needham Times, Dave Becker from Sweet Basil and Robert DeSimone, head chef of Spiga Ristorante Italiano, will help decide just who in Needham has the best apple pie.
Teri Volante Boardman said that as of Tuesday they already had 12 contestants lined up for the annual contest and there will likely be more signed up by Saturday. Contestants must use apples bought from the farm.
“They have to make a 9 inch pie so everyone gets to have a taste and contestants have to include with the recipe, a listing of what kind of apples they’ve used,” she said.
Along with winning gift cards from Volante Farms and local restaurants and shops, the winner of this year’s Apple Pie Contest will be asked to come back to judge next year’s contest.
Volante Boardman said she enjoys a using a mix of different types of apples when she makes apple pie, but almost any apple can make a great pie.