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Pecan food fantasy CONTEST DETAILS




 

Categories
for Adult and Youth

You may enter all 17 categories, but only ONE entry per category.

 
     

Category

Quantity / Servings
     
BREAD
#1 QUICK BREAD   1 Loaf or 6 Muffins
#2 YEAST BREAD   1 Loaf or 6 Rolls
     
CAKES
#3 UN-ICED CAKES   1 Cake
#4 ICED CAKES   1 Cake
     
#5 DECORATED CUPCAKES  6 Cupcakes
     
#6 CANDY  12 Pieces
     
COOKIES
#7 DROP COOKIES  12 Cookies
#8 BROWNIE & BAR COOKIES   6 Bars
#9 OTHER COOKIES  12 Cookies
     
PIES
#10 CHEESECAKE   1 Cake
#11 OTHER PIES   1 Pie
#12 TARTS   1 Large or 6 Small
#13 TRADITIONAL PECAN PIE   1 Pie
     

GLUTEN-FREE   
#14 GLUTEN-FREE PIE 1 Pie
#15 GLUTEN-FREE COOKIES
12 Cookies
#16 GLUTEN-FREE BREADS 1 Loaf or 6 Rolls/Muffins
#17 GLUTEN-FREE CAKES
1 Cake



 
Entry Rules & Information
  • Entrants may enter all 17 categories, but, only one entry per category.
  • All entries MUST be delivered on Sunday, March 3, 2024 between 8 am and 11:00 am.
  • Deliver to the Las Cruces Convention Center - west side entry door.
  • All entries should be handmade by the entrant, and the food entry MUST CONTAIN PECANS.
  • A separate online form needs to be submitted for each entry.
  • Please put all food in disposable containers because we cannot return platters.
  • Refrigeration is available.

All entries & recipes become the property of the Western Pecan Growers Association.

Questions?

Contact: Jenni Kosnick-Hart at pecanfoodfantasy@gmail.com .


Guidelines for Traditional Pecan Pies

Please use the following guidelines if you are entering a traditional pecan pie.

Custard (Filling) Ingredients

Be sure your custard (filling) is made from a combination of the following ingredients:
    • Sugar (Can be white or brown)
    • Syrup (Can be light or dark; can also be honey or molasses)
    • Butter or Margarine
    • Eggs or Egg Substitute
    • Vanilla or Rum (Extract or Flavoring)
    • Salt
    • Flour (Optional; may or may not include flour)

Pastry (Crust) Ingredients

Be sure your pastry (Crust) is made from the following items:
    • Flour
    • Shortening, Margarine, Butter, or Oil
    • Salt
    • Water or Milk
    • Sugar (Optional; may or may not include sugar)
    • Vinegar (Optional; may or may not include vinegar)
Pecans

Don’t forget! Put your entries into disposable containers. We cannot return containers.

For further information,

Contact: Jenni Kosnick-Hart at pecanfoodfantasy@gmail.com


Prizes & Awards
  • The Karin Davidson Food Fantasy Contest will be judged by food professionals.
  • All participants will receive a participation ribbon at check-in.
  • Ribbons will be mailed to the first three places in each category for Youth and Adults.
  • Cash prizes are also awarded. First Blue Ribbon in all categories Youth and Adult is $100.
  • The Best Traditional Pecan Pie in Youth and Adult is awarded $750 (sponsored by Leigh Fox Fletcher and Marge B. Fletcher.)
  • Outstanding Adult entry receives $300, and Outstanding Youth entry receives $200.
  • Representatives from Las Cruces Convention Center will be presenting the 2024 Karin Davidson Food Fantasy Best of Show award of $1,000 at the Monday night banquet.
  • Results will be posted online and on display in the award room for viewing starting Monday, March 4, 2024 by 9 am.

steps to Enter the contest

STEP #1: Complete your online form.

  • Collect your recipe info before you begin to enter your online entry form.
    • Name of recipe
    • Recipe category
    • If entering as a team, please have the correct spelling of each individual's names
    • List of Ingredients
    • Numbered, step-by-step instructions
    • Prep time, cook time, and total time
    • Number of servings
  • Review the Recipe Example; Follow the same formatting for your recipe.
  • You will receive a confirmation email, please check your SPAM folder, if you haven't received it.

ONLINE ENTRIES ONLY

Late or in person registration will NOT be allowed. 

STEP #2: Prepare your baked good according to the Rules & Guidelines above.

STEP #3:  Bring your entry and registration email to the Las Cruces Convention Center (West side of building) on Sunday, March 3, 2024 from 8am-11am

  • Your registration email can be on your mobile device or printed.
  • Your baked good must be in a disposable container. Your container will not be returned.

Questions?  

Contact: Jenni Kosnick-Hart at pecanfoodfantasy@gmail.com

ONLINE ENTRY ACCESS BELOW


ADULTS:

 ENTER HERE


YOUTH:

ENTER HERE



 PECAN FOOD FANTASY CONTEST REGISTRATION / ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSES FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 11:59 PM

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