Oh, how simply sweet it is! Dessert Wars: Fruitopia has arrived!

For this year’s Dessert Wars theme, it’s like apples and oranges. And bananas. And grapes. The theme for this year’s delectable contest is all about fruit! Whether it’s a cake, pie or tart, crumble, cobbler or crisp, ice cream, cookie or other sweet treat, as long as the dessert is fruit-centric, you’re all set!

Congratulations to Katie Ward for becoming the winner of Dessert Wars: Fruitopia with her Choco-Berry Volcano Cakes!

Our runner-ups are David Brooks (2nd Place) with his Pineapple Ice Cream Summer Vacation (2nd Place) and Melissa Morrissey’s Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed Angel Food Cake (3rd Place).

The recipe you submit will be judged by a team of panelists from Rider Dining by Aramark and scored on it’s originality, creativity, baking ease and if fruit is the key ingredient. The top three desserts will to duke it out at the Dessert Wars: Fruitopia Finale on Thursday, April 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at Daly Dining Hall.

The Rider student baker behind the most fabulous fruit recipe will receive an Alexa by Amazon from Pepsi and Pure Leaf, a year’s supply of Enlightened Ice Cream, free tanning sessions for a year courtesy of The Tanning Zone in Hamilton, $200 in Bronc Bucks, a pair of tickets to a 2018 Trenton Thunder game and more.Other prizes include a private VIP laser tag party for 20, plus a $50 gift card at Colonial Bowling & Entertainment and 2018 Trenton Thunder Baseball tickets.

All it takes is a spoonful of sugar to win. Get ready for Dessert Wars: Fruitopia presented by PepsiPure LeafENLIGHTENED Ice CreamThe Tanning Zone in HamiltonRider Dining Services by Aramark and 107.7 The Bronc.

Click here to see the rules of the contest.

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