20090105-topchefcalendar.jpgThis week on Top Chef, after a two-week holiday hiatus, the Quickfire challenge involves sweets—a huge part of life during that gingerbread-worshiping hiatus. But here's the rub. No sugar allowed. Cheftestants will have 45 minutes to make a dessert without any sugar products, with French pastry chef Jean Christophe Novelli of the Novelli Academy cookery school, in as the guest judge.

In anticipation of this week's episode, we're giving away three 2009 Top Chef calendars. Just tell us your favorite dessert without sugar in the comments section below. After the jump, watch a preview of the sugarless Quickfire. The cheftestants look freaked out.

You have until 3 p.m. ET Wednesday (January 7) to enter. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the comments. Winners are limited to the continental U.S. The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.

Quickfire Challenge: A Dessert Without Sugar


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