Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Imperial Sugar/Dixie Crystals Recipe Contest | Rustic Pear Cranberry Galette

Rustic Pear Cranberry Galette

Can you believe it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving recipes?  Well, if you are a major planner, you might have thought everything out already, and maybe you have even tested some recipes.  What if I told you that you could win some holiday shopping cash for those recipes? Well, my friends, if you have an original recipe, then you can share them with Imperial Sugar/Dixie Crystals and have a chance at winning.  I am going to share a couple of mine and I need your help.

Something about Thanksgiving makes me think pies, tarts and galettes.  This pear cranberry galette combines classic Thanksgiving fruits in a buttery, flakey, sugar-sprinkled pie crust that is super simple and a unique Thanksgiving dessert.  I was delighted to share it with Imperial and am even more excited to share it with my family at Thanksgiving.

Imperial Sugar/Dixie Crystals is looking for the best, original, delicious homemade Thanksgiving recipes from YOU! Maybe your grandmother made the best gravy or you have been stashing away your family’s famous pie recipe.  Well, now is the chance to share it with others.  Imperial Sugar/Dixie Crystals wants to see and taste your creations and award the best recipes.  First place will be rewarded with a a $500 gift card!  Second place wins a $300 gift card and third place wins a $200 gift card.

All of the rules can be found on the Imperial Sugar Contest page but the basics are this: you join the Imperial “Sweet Community” by signing up for a free account.  Once logged in, you can share as many recipes as you would like as long as they are all original, unique and use at least one teaspoon of Imperial sugar.  Don’t forget to share a photo of your recipe too!

Some details to remember:

You have until November 23rd, 2012 and your recipes must be your original creations.  All entrants must meet eligibility requirements outlined in the Official Rules.

Entries will be judged by Imperial’s Chef Eddy and the winner will be announced Friday, December 2, 2012.

So here’s where I need your help: which original recipe of mine should I submit? Let me know by leaving a comment below.  I was thinking one of these:

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars
Butterscotch Chip Cookie Cake
Brown Butter Bourbon Spice Cookies
Pumpkin Spice Granola
Cinnamon Streusel Apple Pizza with Brown Butter Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Crust

I have been working with Imperial to develop some Thanksgiving recipes and you can see this one for the Rustic Pear Cranberry Galette on Imperial Sugar’s website.  Take a look around and be sure to enter the Thanksgiving Recipe Contest by November 23rd!

Rustic Pear Cranberry Galette

Disclaimer: This post and recipe contest are being sponsored by Imperial Sugar/Dixie Crystals.  All opinions expressed are always my own.  My full Disclosure Policy can be found here


38 Responses to “Imperial Sugar/Dixie Crystals Recipe Contest | Rustic Pear Cranberry Galette”

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    Carolyn — November 6, 2012 @ 6:23 am

    That galette is perfect. And I think you should submit the brown butter bourbon spice cookies!

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    Kathryn — November 6, 2012 @ 6:24 am

    I love the combination of pear and cranberry; this sounds like such a great way to end a special meal. As for your other recipes, I would probably go for the apple pizza myself…I have a real soft spot for that recipe!

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    Parsley Sage — November 6, 2012 @ 6:25 am

    Brilliant! This looks fabulous for Turkey Day too 🙂 My vote is for the apple pizza. Om nom nom

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — November 6, 2012 @ 6:37 am

    This looks so gorgeous! So perfect for a holiday get together!

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — November 6, 2012 @ 6:49 am

    Its beautiful! And looks delicious!I love the combination of pears and cranberries!

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    Stephanie Bates — November 6, 2012 @ 7:34 am

    Hands down Cinnamon Streusel Apple Pizza with Brown Butter Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Crust. Go for it!

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    JulieD — November 6, 2012 @ 7:45 am

    This is hard! I would pick the galette or the pretzel bars!! Good luck!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — November 6, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    So fun! I vote your bourbon cookies!

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    Angie — November 6, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    This is such a beautiful galette!

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    Erin@TheLawStudentsWife — November 6, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    Cinnamon streusel apple pizza has my vote! I’m drooling just reading the name 🙂

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — November 6, 2012 @ 8:19 am


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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — November 6, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    I really wish I could say I was a planner and already had my lists of food to make for the holidays…sadly I really just wing it and end up using whatever is in the cupboards:-) Your galette is so delicious looking. My vote is for the Cinnamon Apple Pizza!!!

  13. #
    Yum Yucky — November 6, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    nom nom nom! Wish I could peel that thing right off the computer screen. ((burp))

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    Jackie @ The Beeroness — November 6, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    Cassie, this looks delicious! I LOVE those brown butter bourbon cookies, that gets my vote 🙂

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — November 6, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    The butterscotch chip cookie cake sounds awesome! And so does this rustic tart 🙂

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — November 6, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    Because it’s a holiday contest, I would submit this one. But….the bourbon cookies, the butterscotch cookie AND the pretzle bars (couldn’t make it up) all 3 of them – I have had my eye on and are pinned so I can make them!

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    Shanna@ pineapple and coconut — November 6, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    I love anything to do with brown butter and bourbon so that’s my vote.
    I love the galette – I like the more “non-traditional” desserts, I am not a huge fan of pie so when I see a twist on a holiday dessert or even a new one like this one I am more apt to make it. I will be making this one! Good luck in the contest!

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    Ashley@BakerbyNature — November 6, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    Cassie, this is so pretty!!!

    And I’d go with your peanut butter pretzel bars 😉

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    Steve @ The Black Peppercorn — November 6, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    YUM! This looks awesome. I love galettes. So rustic and honest. Love it Cassie!

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    Tara @ Unsophisticook — November 6, 2012 @ 2:18 pm

    Beautiful! If this tastes half as good as it looks, I’m in!!!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — November 6, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

    What a great galette, and a great contest!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 6, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    I can’t believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner! I totally need to get my menu together. And I might just have to add this galette – it’s absolutely amazing!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — November 6, 2012 @ 7:49 pm

    I love a galette, cranberry and pear is perfect together!

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    Tracey — November 6, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    Galettes are one of my favorite desserts – simple and beautiful! I would submit the brown butter bourbon cookies, love that combo of flavors 🙂

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    Jess — November 7, 2012 @ 2:15 am

    I love this as a different take for a holiday dessert – galette’s are so comforting and homey, they’re a perfect thing for family celebrations! Good luck!

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    Mackenzie @SusieFreakingHomemaker — November 7, 2012 @ 7:13 am

    Swoon! This looks absolutely fantastic!! I will for sure be trying this one my dear. You have once again knocked it out of the park!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — November 7, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    That galette looks heavenly! What a fun holiday contest.:)

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    Paula - bell'alimento — November 7, 2012 @ 9:27 am

    This would be perfect for Thanksgiving!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — November 7, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    This is gorgeous! I think it needs to make an appearance on my Thanksgiving menu!

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    Kelly — November 7, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

    Ohh wow, this is simply gorgeous!! I might devour the whole thing if I had this in my kitchen! 🙂

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    Monica — November 7, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    Way cool. I vote for the brown butter bourbon cookies! yum!

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    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — November 7, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    I vote for your Cinnamon Streusel Apple Pizza to submit for the contest! And this galette is so beautiful! For some reason I enjoy galettes much more than pies.

  33. #
    Sheila — November 7, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

    Oh my goodness how to choose! the peanut butter pretzel one sounds good right now ; )

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — November 7, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

    This is gorgeous – absolutely gorgeous!

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    Melanie @ Nutritious Eats — November 7, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

    How cool! That’s a tough one. Why not submit them all? I thought you said you could? I will have to see if I have any that fit the guidelines. 🙂

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — November 8, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    Such prettiness. Love all the flavors in this!

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    Shari-Tickled Red — November 15, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    That looks sooooo good!

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    Aqiyl Aniys — March 6, 2014 @ 9:14 am

    This is an awesome looking galette.

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