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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.

 

Dutch Oven Jalapeno Cheddar Pecan Bread

Dutch Oven Jalapeno Cheddar Pecan Bread

Best of Show and 1st place in Youth Yeast Bread by Jenna Schoeppner   Dutch Oven Jalapeno Cheddar Pecan Bread Prep Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 22 minutes Total Time: 4 hours Yield: 8-10 Ingredients TO A MEDIUM MIXING BOWL 3 1/2 cups bread flour 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided 1 large jalapeno diced ½ cup chopped pecans TO A LARGE...

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Pecan Food Fantasy Contest Rules and Regulations

2022 Results

2022 Results

Quick Bread   1st place Adult- Quick Breads- Apple Pecan Streusel Bread- Elena Tirre 2nd place...

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Turtle Cupcakes

Turtle Cupcakes

2nd Place Winner- Adult Cupcake Submitted by: Shirley Gonzales   Turtle Cupcakes 1 German...

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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 5th, 2023, 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

BREAD

  • Quick Bread... 1 loaf or 6 muffins
  • Yeast Bread......... 1 loaf or 6 rolls

CAKES

  • Un-Iced ........................ 1 cake
  • Iced ............................. 1 cake
  • DECORATED CUPCAKES….. 6 cupcakes

CANDY… ................ 12 pieces

 

COOKIES

  • Drop Cookies ....... 12 cookies
  • Bar Cookies ............... 6 Bars
  • Other Cookies…… 12 Cookies

PIES

  • CHEESECAKE .............. 1 cake
  • OTHER PIES ................... 1 pie
  • TARTS ......... 1 large or 6 Small
  • TRADITIONAL PECAN PIE 1 Pie

UNUSUAL DESSERT

.......................... 6 servings if small

...................1 large (as in cake, etc.)

SAVORY…...……………..12 savory pieces

(Usually salty or spicy, rather than sweet).

GLUTEN-FREE BAKED GOOD - (See above for quantities)

(You may enter all 16 categories, but only ONE entry per category.)

CATEGORIES

ADULT & YOUTH

AND QUANTITY OF SERVINGS NEEDED FOR ENTRY

BREAD

  • Quick Bread... 1 loaf or 6 muffins
  • Yeast Bread......... 1 loaf or 6 rolls

CAKES

  • Un-Iced ........................ 1 cake
  • Iced ............................. 1 cake
  • DECORATED CUPCAKES….. 6 cupcakes

CANDY… ................ 12 pieces

 

COOKIES

  • Drop Cookies ....... 12 cookies
  • Bar Cookies ............... 6 Bars
  • Other Cookies…… 12 Cookies

PIES

  • CHEESECAKE .............. 1 cake
  • OTHER PIES ................... 1 pie
  • TARTS ......... 1 large or 6 Small
  • TRADITIONAL PECAN PIE 1 Pie

UNUSUAL DESSERT

.......................... 6 servings if small

...................1 large (as in cake, etc.)

SAVORY…...……………..12 savory pieces

(Usually salty or spicy, rather than sweet).

GLUTEN-FREE BAKED GOOD - (See above for quantities)

(You may enter all 16 categories, but only ONE entry per category.)

ENTRY RULES & INFORMATION

Entrants may enter all 16 categories, but, only one entry per category. All entries should be delivered on TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2022 between 9 am 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 in 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.

ENTRY RULES & INFORMATION

Entrants may enter all 16 categories, but, only one entry per category. All entries should be delivered on TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2022 between 9 am 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 in 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 the 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 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 the 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 $1000.00 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.

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 $1000.00 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.