Great Pumpkin (Closed)

Send us recipes for pumpkin pleasers by the contest deadline, February 1, 2013 for your chance at $500.

Pumpkin Mousse on table

Pumpkin Mousse

Pick up prize money by entering our Great Pumpkin recipe contest.

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The pick of the patch could win $500.

It’s prime time for pumpkins. So treat us to a vine dining experience by entering our “Great Pumpkin” recipe contest. Expand your seasonal repertoire beyond pie, and present a potpourri of pumpkin specialties—entrees, side dishes, soups, breads and desserts using fresh or canned pumpkin.

Roll out main dishes like turkey pumpkin chili and Southwestern pumpkin burgers. We’re sure to fall for the popular squash in sides like roasted pumpkin and wild rice salad and sausage-stuffed mini pumpkins. Of course, pumpkins are always smashing in soups. So bring on curried coconut pumpkin soup, pumpkin-apple bisque, and black bean, corn and pumpkin stew. Or get creative with pumpkin bread, pumpkin-spiced cake doughnuts and chocolate pumpkin muffins.

A classic showcase for versatile pumpkin is dessert. Tempt our taste buds with marbled pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin ginger cookies, caramel pumpkin torte or pumpkin custard pie. We’re also eager to dip into pumpkin butters, toppings and spiced syrups. And don’t forget patch-fresh snacks like pumpkinseed and dried cherry trail mix.

Pick out your fall-flavored favorites and send them to us by the contest deadline, Feb. 1, 2013. We’ll announce the winners in our October/November 2013 issue.

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Great Prizes:

The grand prize is $500 cash. The second-prize winner will receive $300, and third prize is $200. The runners-up will win a free year of Country Woman for themselves or a friend.

Contest Rules:

You may enter more than one recipe, but each must include the contest topic and your name, address, daytime phone number and email address (if you have one). Be specific with measurements, directions and size of cans, packages and pans. Also, include a few words about the recipe and a bit about yourself.

It’s easy to enter by submitting your recipe here. If you prefer, you can also print or type your recipe (use only one side of the paper) and mail to Country Woman, 5400 S. 60th St., Greendale WI 53129. Write “Great Pumpkin” on the envelope.

Entries become the property of Reiman Media Group, LLC, and cannot be returned. If possible, we’ll feature recipes—including those that don’t win—in Country Woman. We test recipes and reserve the right to alter them as needed. See complete Contributor Guidelines.

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