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This blog features the contest winners recipes, and other interesting information.


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Sunday, March 1st. at Hotel Encanto
Let’s get creative baking with pecans!


Welcome to the online registration!

Please complete both steps!

    Step 1: Online Registration

    List of things you need to register online.

    • If you’re entering as a team, please have the correct spelling of names ready prior to opening registration form.
    • Make sure you know what food category you are registering for.
    • Don’t forget to complete step two, after you register.

    Step 2: Open Up Your Confirmation Email


    • Open up your confirmation email from.
    • Next go to PRINT. Make sure that your printing scale options are 100%. Look at the preview. If everything is within the print margins go ahead and print.
    • Save your printed copy of your confirmation email and bring it with you on Sunday, March 1st, the day of competition . This is your ticket, so don’t forget it.

    Contest Details

    Contest will be held on Sunday, March 1st at Hotel Encanto. Winners will be announced on our blog Monday March 2nd.


    The Karin Davidson Food Fantasy Contest will be judged by food professionals. All participants will receive a certificate of participation when they deliver their entries. Ribbons will be given to the first three places in each category for youth and adult. Cash prizes are also awarded. First Blue Ribbon in all categories youth and adult is $40.00. The best traditional pecan pie in youth and adult is awarded $250.00 (sponsored by Leigh Fox Fletcher and Marge B. Fletcher). Outstanding Adult receives $200.00, and Outstanding Youth receives $100.00. Representatives from Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces will be presenting the 2020 Karin Davidson Food Fantasy Best of Show award of $250.00 at the Monday night banquet. Results will be posted online and available for viewing starting Monday March 2, 2020 by 9 am.


    Entrants may enter all 15 categories, but, only one entry per category. All entries should be delivered on SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2020 between 9 am and NOON. Deliver to the Hotel Encanto Ballrooms. All entries should be handmade by the entrant, and the food entry MUST CONTAIN PECANS. Exhibitors need to complete a LEGIBLE ENTRY FORM for each entry.  Exhibitors also need to submit a  LEGIBLE RECIPE with each entry. Please put all food on disposable containers because we cannot return platters. Refrigeration is available. Entries and recipes will become the property of WPGA. Questions? Contact: Jennifer Kosnick at pecanfoodfantasy@gmail.com for any Food Fantasy questions. Contact John White at 575.640.7555 if you would like more information about the Western Pecan Growers Conference.





    Quick Breads. . 1 loaf or 6 muffins

    Yeast Bread……… 1 loaf or 6 rolls


    Un-Iced …………………… 1 cake

    Iced ……………………….. 1 cake

    CANDY… ……………. 12 pieces

    CHEESECAKE ………….. 1 cake


    Drop Cookies ……. 12 cookies

    Bar Cookies …………… 6 Bars

    Other Cookies…… 12 Cookies


    …………………….. 6 cupcakes

    OTHER PIES …………….. 1 pie

    TARTS ……….. 1 large or 6 Small


    UNUSUAL DESSERT. 6 servings if small; or 1 large (as in cake etc)

    GLUTEN FREE BAKED GOOD- (See above for quantities)

    (You may enter all 15 categories, but only ONE entry per category.) 

    Pecan Food Fantasy Blog

    All winners and their recipes will be featured on our blog.

    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...

    Aunt Panny’s Toffee

    By: Holy Norsworthy 2 c. Salted Butter 2 c. Sugar 1/4 c. Water 2 Tbsp. White Corn Syrup 12 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 1/2 c. Chopped Pecans Melt butter over low heat. Add sugar, water and syrup. Cook to 290 degrees (hard crack). Pour on a buttered cookie sheet....

    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...

    Pecan Balls

    By: Ella Gamache 1/2 c. Unsalted Butter 1 c. Flour 1 heaping c. Pecans 2 Tbsp. Sugar 1/4 tsp. Salt Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Cream the softened butter, sugar and flour. Fold in the pecans and salt. Roll dough into small balls. Bake for 45 minutes. Let cool. Melt...

    Pecan Fun Facts

    "Pecan" is an Algonquin word meaning "a nut requiring a stone to crack." Astronauts took pecans to the moon in two Apollo space missions. Roasted pecan shells were a common coffee substitute in Civil War rations.

    Contact: Jennifer Kosnick at pecanfoodfantasy@gmail.com for any Food Fantasy questions, or use the button below.