ORRVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Could your homemade candy recipe take your family on a cross-country road trip? Maybe the story behind your legendary glazed short-ribs will earn you a backyard barbecue for your whole family. Whatever your dream family get-together may be, your treasured family recipe could help make it a reality in the fourth annual Spreading Smucker's Traditions Recipe and Essay Contest.
From September 14 to November 16, 2011, Smucker's invites consumers across America to visit www.smuckers.com or www.smuckersenespanol.com and share their original family recipes made with at least 1/4 cup of Smucker's jams, jellies, preserves, or fruit butters, plus an original essay of 200 words or less in English or Spanish about how the recipe is part of family traditions and how it makes family celebrations special. In March 2012, five contest finalists will be selected and flown to New York City for a live recipe demonstration and judging, where one will win $20,000 towards a dream family reunion.
Last year's winning recipe, savory "Slow Cooker Marmalade Pork Tenderloin," came from Tamie J. of Prosper, Texas. The recipe, which was passed down from her grandmother, features Smucker's Sweet Orange Marmalade and has always been an Easter tradition at Tamie's house.
"The smell of sweet, tangy pork always evokes wonderful memories of Easter hats, egg hunts and family meals," said Tamie. "Food is closely tied to family memories and Smucker's has been a part of our lives for as long as I can remember. Recently my family created some new memories together and enjoyed sampling my winning recipe during our Grand Prize family reunion."
In honor of the fourth year of the contest, the Smucker family has reached into their own recipe box to share a special dish that always gets rave reviews during Smucker family get-togethers. Citrus Apple Tart features family-favorite flavors like fresh red apples and a warm Orange Marmalade glaze.
Citrus Apple Tart
Favorite recipe of Richard Smucker, CEO, The J.M. Smucker Company
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
1 (9-inch) single Classic Crisco® Pie Crust
4 medium Granny Smith apples (about 2 lbs.)
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsps. butter, diced
1/4 cup Smucker's Sweet Orange Marmalade
or 1/4 cup Smucker's Organic Orange Marmalade
- PREPARE recipe for single crust pie. Roll out dough, place in a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Press to fit without stretching dough. Trim edges even with tart pan. Chill until ready to fill. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- PEEL and core apples. Cut in half, end-to-end. Slice apples crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices. Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Add apple slices and toss to coat. Randomly place about 1/2 of apples into bottom of crust in two layers, cutting apples as necessary to fill all gaps. Arrange row of apples lengthwise along outside edge of pan, overlapping the slices about 1/8 inch. Fill in center with smaller pieces of apples. Dot with butter.
- BAKE 55 to 65 minutes or until apples are fork-tender and edges of apples begin to brown. Cool on wire rack. Heat orange marmalade in small microwave-safe bowl on HIGH for 20 seconds; stir. Brush marmalade over tart. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving.
About The J.M. Smucker Company
For more than 110 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods beverages in North America. Its family of brands includes Smucker's®, Folgers®, Dunkin' Donuts®, Jif®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, Eagle Brand®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Cafe Bustelo®, Cafe Pilon™, White Lily® and Martha White® in the United States, along with Robin Hood®, Five Roses®, Carnation®, Europe's Best® and Bick's® in Canada. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. The Company has appeared on FORTUNE Magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the United States 13 times, ranking number one in 2004. For more information about the Company, visit www.smuckers.com.
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SOURCE J.M. Smucker Company