Eagle Brand® and Ingrid Hoffmann Announce $10,000 Grand Prize Winner in Signature Recipe Contest

Mar 24, 2011, 06:45 ET from The J.M. Smucker Company

ORRVILLE, Ohio, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The makers of Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk along with Ingrid Hoffmann, the host of the Cooking Channel's Simply Delicioso and Delicioso on Telefutura/Univision, are pleased to announce the grand prize winner in the Eagle Brand Signature Recipe Contest. Eagle Brand teamed up with Hoffmann to inspire home bakers to use their imagination in the kitchen and find the signature recipes that make mealtimes sweet. Ingrid and a panel of judges declared the White Chocolate Apricot Swirl Cheesecake submitted by Rebecca G. from Reston, Virginia as the grand prize winner for her cheesecake category recipe submission.  

The category winners in the Eagle Brand Signature Recipe Contest are:

"I'm always experimenting in the kitchen so it's exciting for me to see the new ways home bakers incorporate flavor and texture into their recipes," said Ingrid Hoffmann. "Fresh fruits, unique ingredients like chai and new twists on classic favorites were just some of the trends we saw during the Eagle Brand Signature Recipe Contest. I'm thrilled to have tasted so many delicious entries!"

In October 2010, the brand asked home bakers to submit an original recipe using Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk in one of five categories: fudge, cheesecake, pie, cookie bar or other at www.eaglebrand.com. Qualified entries underwent an initial round of judging based on taste, originality, creativity, appearance and ease of preparation. The qualified entries were narrowed down to a group of five category winners, and judged by Hoffmann and a panel of judges. Dishes were scored on taste, originality and creativity. The recipe with the highest score was declared the winner.

"Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk has been a favorite ingredient of chefs and home bakers for 150 years, so it's exciting to see all the new signature recipes where it's being used," said Maribeth Badertscher, Vice President, Corporate Communications, The J.M. Smucker Company. "We hope these signature recipes inspire families to create memorable mealtime moments for years to come."

Visit www.eaglebrand.com and www.marcaeagle.com for more dessert recipes and helpful baking and entertaining tips from Ingrid Hoffmann.

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 help families create memorable mealtime 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®, 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.

The J.M. Smucker Company is the owner of all trademarks, except Pillsbury, the Barrelhead logo and the Doughboy character are trademarks of The Pillsbury Company, LLC, used under license; Carnation is a trademark of Societe des Produits Nestle S.A., used under license; and Dunkin' Donuts is a registered trademark of DD IP Holder, LLC, used under license. Borden and Elsie are trademarks used under license.

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