Feb 13, 2014 • By

Announcing the 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest

For the first time, a public vote will be combined with the judges’ scores to determine the $1 Million Grand Prize Winner in the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest.

Pillsbury just announced that big news, as well as all the other details about the 47th edition of the contest, which will conclude with the Contest Finals at the Omni Nashville Hotel on November 3, 2014.

Niya Mukherjee

Niya Mukherjee of Durham, NC, prepares her recipe at the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in November 2013, in Las Vegas.

At the Contest Finals, where 100 recipes will be prepared, a panel of judges will select the best recipe in each of the four categories. Then all four recipes will be featured online, giving America the chance to vote for their favorite.

The public vote will be combined with the judges’ decisions to determine the $1 million dollar Grand Prize Winner.

“While food and kitchen trends have evolved since the very first competition in 1949, the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest continues to showcase the best of the best in amateur cooking,” says Shera Balgobin, Bake-Off Contest Manager. “We are confident Pillsbury fans across the country will, again, wow us with their original recipe creations. And, since America will help select this year’s grand prize winner, we can be sure the $1 million-winning recipe will be one home cooks are excited to prepare for their friends and family.” (Read about the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest, in November 2013, here).

46th Pillsbury Bake-Off ® Contest

Glori Spriggs of Henderson, Nev., won the $1 million Grand Prize for her Loaded Potato Pinwheels recipe at the finals of the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest, held November 2013 in Las Vegas.

The four categories for the 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest are:

Simply Sweet Treats: These delicious desserts take the cake at a party; they’re simply seamless to recreate in any kitchen. But don’t let their ease fool you. These cookies, pies, tarts and bars will satisfy the most discerning sweet tooth.

Savory Snacks & Sides: A get-together wouldn’t be complete without the savory extras. It’s those spectacular side dishes and breads, small bite apps, pinwheels, tartlets and more that take your gathering from ordinary to easy-to-execute extraordinary.

Original recipe entries in the Simply Sweet Treats and Savory Snacks & Sides categories can be submitted at, now through March 27 (11:59 a.m. CDT), 2014.

Weekend Breakfast Wows: Savor weekend mornings with these simple rise-and-shine recipes like coffee cakes, pull-apart breads, fluffy egg bakes, flaky pastries, and breakfast casseroles, sandwiches and pizzas.

Amazing Doable Dinners: Weeknight dinner wins are easy thanks to these reliable recipes. Tried and true family favorites such as pizza, flatbreads, pot pies and hand pies, sandwiches, wraps and casseroles will leave everyone satisfied so you can focus on family time.

The second contest entry period, for entries in the Weekend Breakfast Wows and Amazing Doable Dinners categories, will be open from March 27 (1:00 p.m. CDT) to May 8 (11:59 a.m. CDT), 2014.

The Bake-Off Kitchens will evaluate all eligible entries and choose the top 100 recipes. Finalists will be announced this summer.

The recipes will be judged on taste, appearance, creativity and crowd appeal.

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