2020 Pecan Food Fantasy Winners

2020 Pecan Food Fantasy Winners

Best of Show- Other Cookies 240 Debora Juarez  Pecan Delight Macarons

Outstanding Adult- Cheesecake 299 Emily Willis Cinnamon Apple & Pecan Cheesecake

Outstanding Youth- Unusual Dessert 153 John Turner Chocolate Chip Cookie Waffles

1st Place Traditional Pecan Pie ADULT- 277 Abby Eden Traditional Pecan Pie

1st Place Traditional Pecan Pie YOUTH- 154 John Turner Pecan Pie

Quick Bread

1st Place Adult 233 Marianne Davis Pecan Banana Muffins

2nd Place Adult 236 Debora Juarez  Ricotta Rosemary Pecan Pound Cake

3rd Place Adult 80 Sara Pawley Pecan Wheat Bread

2nd Place Youth 292 Austin Roberson & Isabella Roberson Butter Pecan Recipe

3rd Place Youth 122  Yisel Amaya, Jeanette Barraza, Zacharie Banks, Isaiah Chavez & Dylan Hindman Pecan Pie Mini Muffins

Yeast Bread

1st Place Adult 271 Mystra Carlile Pecan Whole Wheat

2nd Place Adult 239 Debora Juarez Pecan Challah

2nd Place Youth 108 Angel Gutierrez & Angel Garcia Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Rolls
3rd Place Youth 213 Celina Baca, Jose Lopez, Ariana Sanchez & Alyssa Quinones Pecan Honey Buns
Iced Cakes
1st Place Adult 257 Judy Johnson Chocolate Pecan Zucchini Cake
2nd Place Adult 101 Lisa Killian German Chocolate Cake
3rd Place Adult 246 Karlene Hanf Chocolate Pecan Caramel Snickers Cake
1st Place Youth 170 Elizabeth Gravenstein Italian Cream Cake
2nd Place Youth 201 Wendy Griego The Best Carrot Cake
3rd Place Youth 127 Chantal Calderon & Janissa Tellez Butter Pecan Bundt Cake
Un-Iced Cakes
1st Place Adult 81 Sara Pawley Pecan Butter Coffeecake
2nd Place Adult 237 Angelica Wagner Pecan Pie Fantasy Cake
3rd Place Adult 258 Debora Juarez Pina Colada Chiffon Cake
1st Place Youth 293 Ella Gamache Upside Down Pecan Cake
2nd Place Youth 123 Adrianna Garcia, Michael Hunter, Caitlin Carr, Samuel Garcia & Victoria Meraz Caramel Pecan Ice Cream Dessert
3rd Place Youth 185 Jaylinn Moriel, Ernesto Balcazar, Herman Gallegos & Jolynn Martinez Pecan Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Decorated Cupcakes
2nd Place Adult 139 Shirley Gonzales Turtle Cupcakes
1st Place Adult 286 Sana Handley Carmelita Carmelas Chocolate Rojo
2nd Place Adult 140 Shirley Gonzales Pecan Billionaires
3rd Place Adult 254 Karlene Hanf Brown Sugar Pecans
1st Place Youth 283 Quinnlan Price Carmelita Carmelas Rojo
2nd Place Youth 285 Aneka Price Caliente Carmelitas Verde
3rd Place Youth 284 Zia Miller GG’s Fabulous Caramels
1st Place Adult 299 Emily Willis Cinnamon Apple and Pecan Cheesecake
2nd Place Adult 118 Damian Chavez, AJ Pardo Pecan Encrusted Cheesecake
3rd Place Adult 249 Bernadette Acosta Pecan Pie Cheesecake
1st Place Youth 265 Rachel Nahle, April Solis & James Marcum Pecan Cheesecake
2nd Place Youth 173 Daniel Gomez & Arli Favela Freezer Caramel Drizzle Pie
3rd Place Youth 184 Jayden Acosta, Shaina Cutting & Alyssa Diaz No- Bake Turtle Cheesecake
Bar Cookies
1st Place Adult 260 Abby Eden Chocolate Pecan Bars
2nd Place Adult 241 Jerome Grobe Southwest Toffee Bars
3rd Place Adult 138 Shirley Gonzales Fudgy Brownies
1st Place Youth 157 Gregorio Ortega & Destiny Corona Best Brownies
2nd Place Youth 250 Elizabeth Cervantes-Vanderlugt Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars with Bourbon and Sea Salt
Drop Cookies
1st Place Adult 238 Debora Juarez Caliente Snickerdoodles
2nd Place Adult 304 Shaun Duttle Chocolate pecan orange wafer cookies
1st Place Youth 163 Louis Teich Pecan Clouds
2nd Place Youth 159 Melanie Dominguez Soft and Chewy Butter Pecan Cookies
2nd Place Youth 224 Orlando Tarango Pecan Cookies with Maple Buttercream Frosting
3rd Place Youth 208 Erik Munoz Chocolate Cookies
Other Cookies
1st Place Adult 240 Debora Juarez Pecan Delight Macarons
1st Place Youth 150 michael bejarano & israel sandoval Toasted Pecan Snowballs
2nd Place Youth 294 Ella Gamache Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies
3rd Place Youth 110 Natalie Castrellon-ponce, Arly Guillen & Kevin Guevara Butter Pecan Cookies
Gluten Free
1st Place Adult 291 Marzee Grobe GF Pecan Pretzel Caramels
2nd Place Adult 296 Celeste Gamache Blueberry Pecan Oatmeal Cups

1st Place Adult 270 Izzy Alvarez Pecan Rosemary Tartlet

1st Place Youth 126 Pamela Mena & Lizzeth Rios Pecan Drizzle Cheesecake Tarts
Other Pies
1st Place Adult 296 Debora Juarez Green Chile Pecan Pie
2nd Place Adult 301 Abby Eden Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
2nd Place Youth 130 Chocolate Caramel Pecan Pie Sergio Vasquez & Daniel Rhinehart

3rd Place Youth 248 Mario Navarrette & Angie Navarrette Pecan Cheesecake

Traditional Pecan Pie

2nd Place Adult 263 Erin Ward Deep Dish Pecan Pie

2nd Place Youth 95 Tamara Dattage Mom’s Pecan Pie

Unusual Desserts

1st Place Adult 182 Karen Gonzales Salted Caramel Pecan Torte

2nd Place Adult 308 Jon Davidson Bread Pudding

3rd Place Adult 242 Jerome Grobe Baklava

1st Place Youth 153 John Turner Chocolate Chip Cookie Waffles

2nd Place Youth 128 Valeria Hernandez & Cuauhtemoc Mejia Keto Strawberry Dessert

3rd Place Youth 204 samantha ronquillo, andew garcia & katherine smethers Caramel Pecan Sweet Rolls


More Fun Pecan Facts

More Fun Pecan Facts

The first documented evidence of nut consumption occurred around 7,000 BC, during the Stone Age.

Many varieties of pecan are alternate-bearing. This means that one year the tree will produce large quantities of nuts and the following year they will produce smaller harvests.

Pecan trees can live to over 200 years.

Pecans are the only tree nut that is truly native to the United States.

In 2018, New Mexico replaced Georgia as the top producing state for Pecans.