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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

Sunday, March 7, 2021 at Hotel Encanto. Entry submissions from 9am – noon.
Let’s get creative baking with pecans!

 

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Upside Down Pecan Cake

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 eggs • 1 cup water Instructions 1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.   2. Add half of the butter, the...

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 Karin Davidson 

Pecan Food Fantasy Contest

Sunday, March 1st at Hotel Encanto

Let’s get creative baking with pecans!

Contest Details

Contest will be held on Sunday, March 7th at Hotel Encanto. Online registration is currently closed and will resume on Friday January 1st.

Contest begins at noon. See you then.

 

Winners will be announced on our blog Mon. March 8th.

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

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

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...

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