2015 Festival Pecan Pie Contest Results

Thank you to all that participated in this year’s Sahuarita Pecan Festival Pecan Pie Contest. The winner is “The Stephens Caramel Pecan Pie” by Christina Stephens. 2nd place went to Nyki Harrington and 3rd place to Michael Bloss. Please take a look at the winning recipe and maybe get it a try. It was delicious!

Ingredients:Green Valley Pecan - Photo by Dan Lamont

8 tablespoons of butter
2 cups Crisco
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
5 cups flour
4 eggs
1/2 cup crushed pecans
sprinkle of cinnamon

2/3 cup butter
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
6 eggs
2 cups corn syrup
1/4 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup pecans crushed
14 oz can caramel flavored condensed milk


Combine all CRUST ingredients, roll out, sprinkle the cinnamon and pecan over the 1/4 inch crust and roll like a cinnamon roll, once rolled cut 1/4 inch rolls, spread on wax sheet and apply an over lay wax sheet, and roll into a crust.

Pre heat oven to 375, mix all PIE FILLING ingredients and pour into pie crust.


Slow cook CARAMEL PECAN GLAZE in a pot until thickens and then glaze pie.