Entry deadline extended for British Pie Awards to be held in Melton

Celebrity chef Rachel Green at the 2014 British Pie Awards held in Melton's St Mary's Church. She will be among the top tasting judges at this year's event also. EMN-150304-103747001
Celebrity chef Rachel Green at the 2014 British Pie Awards held in Melton's St Mary's Church. She will be among the top tasting judges at this year's event also. EMN-150304-103747001
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Entry for this year’s British Pie Awards has been extended until midnight on Thursday (April 9), giving pie-makers from across the UK extra time to enter their pastry creations.

The world-renowned event, now in its seventh year, will be held at Melton’s St Mary’s Church on April 22.

Pie producers from across the country have been entering their best creations in the hopes of winning a prized pie award. Entries have been coming in from Scotland, Devon, Wales, Kent and the Midlands to name but a few.

And this year there has even been an entry from a company in the Netherlands as the awards continue to build up notoriety across the globe.

The awards are open to all pie producers (they just need to sell their pies commercially).

A new ‘free from gluten’ class is open to all producers with a gluten-free pie and awards organisers have announced that their speciality class will be the ‘bride’s pie’.

This year’s top tasting judges, who will together feast their way through 20 classes, include TV chef Andy Bates, food critic Charles Campion and food writer Rachel Green.

Entries for the awards, which are open to pie producers of all shapes and sizes, close at midnight on Thursday (April 9).

For more information, including details of how to enter, visit www.britishpieawards.co.uk