Guidelines for Traditional Pecan Pies

Karin Davidson

Pecan Food Fantasy Contest

Sponsored by Western Pecan Growers Association


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 Run (Extract or Flavoring)


Flour (Optional; may or may not include flour)


Pastry (Crust) Ingredients

Be sure your pastry (Crust) is made from the following items.


Shortening, Margarine, Butter or Oil


Water or Milk

Sugar (Optional; may or may not include sugar)

Vinegar (Optional; may or may not include vinegar)


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


For further Information, Contact: Jenni Kosnick Hart 575-644-5393

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

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Pecan Field Day in New Mexico

February 20th, 2020

Doak Farms

150 Blue Hawk, Las Cruces Nm 88007

RSVP Deadline February 15, 2020

8 AM – 8:30 AM    Registration

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM – Planting

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Pruning

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Irrigation

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Scholarship Update

Scholarship Update

The scholarship opportunity and award criteria are being updated by the WPGA Board of Directors to better meet the mission of the organization and allowing a wider range of student engagement. Please be patient with us while we make these needed changes. We will post the new WPGA Scholarship Program to this website as soon as it becomes available in January 2020.