Wachusett Mountain AppleFest

Winning Apple Pies

CONGRATULATIONS to the wife-and-husband team of Lori and Michael Meiners and their four-year-old son, Jack, winners in this year’s Great…

A sample of entries in the Great New England Apple Pie Contest. (Russell Steven Powell)
Apple Pie Bakers, Start Your Ovens!

ANY TIME is a good time for apple pie, but the bountiful fresh harvest presents plentiful opportunities for experimenting or…

Winning apple pies

  CALL IT beginner’s luck. “It was the first attempt I ever made at writing my own recipe and baking…

Geri Griswold's pie made with Honeycrisp apples was a sweet hit. (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Apple pie time

GET READY to reset your inner clocks this weekend, and turn up your ovens. With the holidays less than a…

What Is The Best Pie Apple?

AFTER TWO MONTHS of intensive research, we are forced to admit failure — once again — in our perennial quest…

Winning Apple Pies Feature Golden Delicious, And A Mix

JUDGING BEGAN earlier this year, late morning rather than early afternoon, and that meant a change in routine. Like a…

Apple Pies! Pies! Pies!

MORE THAN 60 pies from around New England graced the tables at the 3rd Annual Great New England Pie Contest…

Scenes From a New England Orchard (and Apple Hermits)

THE DAY BEGAN damp and dreary, but Bolton Orchards in Bolton, Massachusetts, was beautiful nonetheless on Sunday, with a few…

Winning New England Apple Pie Recipes Feature Cortlands

THE BIG WINNER at Mount Wachusett AppleFest’s second annual apple pie contest October 15? The Cortland. It was the only…

Notes from an Apple Pie Judge

THIRTY-FIVE APPLE PIES in less than two hours. I paced myself this year, taking two bites from each — just…