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PECAN FOOD FANTASY BLOG

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

 

Karin Davidson

PECAN FOOD FANTASY CONTEST

Sunday, March 1st. at Hotel Encanto. Entry submissions from 9am – noon.
Let’s get creative baking with pecans!

 

Registrations is temporary closed!

 

    Registration is temporarily closed so we can process all the registration forms. However registration will resume on Sunday 3/1/2020 at 10 AM.

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.

    Karin Davidson

    Pecan Food Fantasy Contest

    Let’s get creative baking with pecans!

    Contest Detail

    Due to the volatile state of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Pecan Growers Association has decided to postpone the 2021 Karin Davidson Pecan Food Fantasy Contest. Our members and contest participants safety is our top priority.

     

    The Karin Davidson Pecan Food Fantasy Contest is scheduled to return on March 2022, during the Western Pecan Growers Association Annual Conference and Trade Show.

    PRIZES & AWARDS

    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.

    ENTRY RULES & INFORMATION

    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.

    CATEGORIES

    ADULT & YOUTH

    (AND QUANTITY OF SERVINGS NEEDED FOR ENTRY)

    BREADS

    Quick Breads. . 1 loaf or 6 muffins

    Yeast Bread......... 1 loaf or 6 rolls

    CAKES

    Un-Iced ........................ 1 cake

    Iced ............................. 1 cake

    CANDY… ................ 12 pieces

    CHEESECAKE .............. 1 cake

    COOKIES

    Drop Cookies ....... 12 cookies

    Bar Cookies ............... 6 Bars

    Other Cookies…… 12 Cookies

    DECORATED CUPCAKES

    …………………….. 6 cupcakes

    OTHER PIES ................. 1 pie

    TARTS ........... 1 large or 6 Small

    TRADITIONAL PECAN PIE 1 Pie

    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.) 

    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)

    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)

     

    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.

    Pecan Food Fantasy Blog

    Visit our blog for all the award winning pecan recipes.

    Caliente Snickerdoodles

    Submitted by: Debora Juarez 1st Place Drop Cookie- Adult   Ingredients Cookie Layers 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla 1 1/2 cup flour 3/4 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder 1 tsp. baking powder   Filling 6 Tbsp. butter 6 Tbsp. brown...

    Upside Down Pecan Cake

    Submitted by: Ella Gamache 1st Place Un-Iced Cake- Youth   Ingredients • 1 cup unsalted butter, divided • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar • 1/4 cup light corn syrup • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans • 1 box butter flavored cake mix • 3 large...

    Chocolate Pecan Bars

    Submitted by: Abby Eden 1st Place Bar Cookie- Adult   Ingredients Cookie Layers 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla 1 1/2 cup flour 3/4 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder 1 tsp. baking powder   Filling 6 Tbsp. butter 6 Tbsp. brown sugar 1...

    Italian Cream Cake

    Submitted by: Elizabeth Gravenstein 1st Place Iced Cakes- Youth Servings : 12 Author : Melissa Sperka Ingredients 2 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 cup salted butter softened 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup light brown sugar 2 tsp...

    Carmelitas Carmelas Chocolate Rojo

    Submitted by: Sana Handley 1st Place Candy- Adult ½ cup shortening ½ cup sugar ½ cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1 ½ cup flour ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt ½ cup chopped pecans 1 ounce package chocolate chips Preheat waffle iron. Spray with non-stick spray. Scoop...

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