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PECAN FOOD FANTASY BLOG

This blog features the Karin Davidson Pecan Food Fantasy Contest winning recipes. 

 

Karin Davidson

PECAN FOOD FANTASY CONTEST

The Contest is back on March 8th 2022, during the WPGA Annual Conference and Trade Show.

 

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Karin Davidson Pecan Food Fantasy

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Turtle Cupcakes

Turtle Cupcakes

2nd Place Winner- Adult Cupcake Submitted by: Shirley Gonzales   Turtle Cupcakes 1 German chocolate cake mix 14 oz caramels 1/2 c. evaporated milk 3/4 c. melted butter 2 c. nuts 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips   Prepare cake mix as directed. Line cupcake pans. Pour 2 tablespoons of batter into cupcake liners. Bake for 5 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow to...

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Pecan Food Fantasy Contest Rules and Regulations

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

Submitted by: John Tucker Traditional Pecan Pie- Youth   Crust 3 cups flour ½ tsp salt 1 ¼...

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Pecan Balls

By: Ella Gamache 1/2 c. Unsalted Butter 1 c. Flour 1 heaping c. Pecans 2 Tbsp. Sugar 1/4 tsp. Salt...

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Pecan Fun Facts

Pecan Fun Facts

"Pecan" is an Algonquin word meaning "a nut requiring a stone to crack." Astronauts took pecans to...

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Pecan Zuni Cake

By: Judy Johnson Cake: 4 Eggs 2 c. White Sugar 1 c. Vegetable Oil 2 c. All Purpose Flour 2 tsp....

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Pecan Flan

By: Karen Romero Hotel Encanto Best of Show Ingredients: 1 Can of Evaporated Milk 1 package of...

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Pecan Spirals

By: David Armas 2 1/2 c. All Purpose Flour 1/4 c. Brown Sugar 1 c. Butter 2 Tbsp. Cream Cheese 1/4...

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Karin Davidson

Pecan Food Fantasy Contest

March 8th 2022, during the WPGA Annual Conference and Trade Show.

Let’s get creative baking with pecans!

Contest Details

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.)

ENTRY RULES & INFORMATION

Entrants may enter all 15 categories, but, only one entry per category. All entries should be delivered on TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2022 between 9am and NOON. Deliver to the Las Cruces Convention Center east side entry door. 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.

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)

 

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.

PRIZES & AWARDS

The Karin Davidson Food Fantasy Contest will be judged by food professionals. All participants will receive a certificate for participating. 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 $350.00 (sponsored by Leigh Fox Fletcher and Marge B. Fletcher). Outstanding Adult entry receives $200.00, and Outstanding Youth entry receives $100.00. Representatives from Las Cruces Convention Center will be presenting the 2022 Karin Davidson Food Fantasy Best of Show award of $250.00 at the Wednesday night banquet. Results will be posted online and on display in the award room for viewing starting Wednesday March 9, 2022 by 9 am.

Contact

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

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Contact

Jennifer Kosnick at pecanfoodfantasy@gmail.com for any Food Fantasy questions.