PROMOTION: The $25,000 Dumpling

Striving to persuade housewives to do more home baking, the Pillsbury Co. has given away more than $1,000,000 in baking-contest prizes, many of them for gooey concoctions that would dull even the sweet tooth of a teenager. Last week, in a pleasant change of menu, the grand prize in Pillsbury's annual national baking contest, held in the ballroom of Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria, was awarded for a scarcely disguised variation on one of the simplest of all desserts, apple dumplings. The winner, whose spicy apple twists* triumphed over such dishes as golden empire torte...

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