Naper Settlement wants to know how well you can cure a sweet tooth.
If you're up for the challenge, there’s still time to enter Naper Settlement's Apple Pie Contest that will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10 as part of the Hometown Picnic.
Along with the contest, the Hometown Picnic will also include family-friendly games like a water balloon toss, watermelon seed spitting contest and more. Guests can bring their own food or purchase lunch on the grounds.
Pies must use apples as their key ingredient and any type of crust can be used. Judging criteria includes appearance, crust, filling and overall impression.
Bakers must be pre-registered by Aug. 7. To pre-register, e-mail Naper Settlement’s Learning Experiences Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-305-5252. Provide your name, phone number and/or e-mail and the name and type of pie (single or double crust).
All pies must be received by noon on Aug. 10 in the Tavern at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center, 523 S. Webster St. (corner of Aurora Avenue and Webster Street). Each pie should be turned in with an index card with the type of pie (single or double crust), the baker’s name, phone and/or e-mail.
Judging will begin at 1 p.m. by guest judges who currently include Naperville Mayor A. George Pradel; Dan Casey, owner of Casey’s Foods; Neda Darwish, owner of Sugar Monkey Cupcakes; and Stephanie Penick, publisher of Positively Naperville.
For more information about the Hometown Picnic, visit www.napersettlement.museum.