April is National Pecan Month!

Pecans are a delicious superfood that can help you improve your health and watch your weight. It’s no wonder the entire month of April is dedicated to this nutritious nugget. We're celebrating by hosting the annual Royalty Pecans® Recipe Challenge every spring, ending on April 30th. We challenge you to think outside the pie and send us your original, creative pecan-infused recipes!

Submit your recipe here

  • How to Enter (2 Easy Ways)

    1. Email your original recipe to info@royaltypecans.com using subject line "Recipe Challenge" (see rules below to make sure your entry is valid)
    2. Mail or bring your recipe to Royalty Pecan Farms | 10600 Hwy 21 E | Caldwell, TX 77836

    In order for your recipe to be valid, please include:

    • Your full name
    • Your valid email address
    • Your mailing address (so we know where to send the gift card)
    • Your recipe that includes pecans, a full ingredient list, and detailed step-by-step instructions

    No purchase necessary to enter or win. All ages and skill levels may enter. No limit on number of entries per person. Photos are not required, but they are encouraged and may increase your chances of winning.

  • Details for 2017 Challenge:

    Deadline

    Entries must be received by 11:59 pm (CST) on April 30, 2017.

    Categories & Prizes

    • Healthiest Recipe: $50 Gift Card

    Recipe highlights the healthy side of pecans.

    • Best Appetizer or Entree: $50 Gift Card

    Recipe features pecans in a creative non-dessert dish.

    • Special Ingredient Challenge: $75 Gift Card

    In addition to pecans, recipe features one or more Royalty Pecan Farms® products. Possible ingredients for this category include our Natural Pecans, Pecan Delicacies (flavored pecans, granola, toffee, biscotti, etc.), and other specialty foods (jams and preserves, honey, coffee, etc.).

    Contest Terms

    To be valid, your entry MUST include your name, email address, mailing address, and a recipe that includes pecans. No purchase necessary to enter or win. All ages and skill levels may enter. No limit on number of entries per person. Photos are not required, but they are encouraged and may increase your chances of winning. Entries can be submitted on our website, by email, by mail, or in person at our gift shop on Highway 21 between Bryan/College Station and Caldwell, one mile west of the Brazos River (get directions). Entries must be received by 11:59 pm (CST) on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Judges' decisions are final. Judges are not required to provide feedback to contestants. One winner in each category will receive a gift card redeemable at either the Royalty Pecan Farms® gift shop or online shop. If ordering by phone, winners must mention unique gift card number at time of purchase. By submitting an entry, you agree to these contest terms and agree to let us use your recipe in any way we choose and add your contact information to our database. We will never share or sell your contact information. The first names of contest winners may be made public. Click here to view our Privacy Policy.
  • 2012 Winning Recipes:

    Pumpkin Pecan Pesto Pasta

    Caramel Apple Pecan Parfaits

    Healthy Pecan Breakfast Bites


    2013 Winning Recipes:

    Crispy Pecan Stuffed Chicken

    Royalty Pecan and Kale Couscous

    Savory Tex Mix Pecan Cakes


    2014 Winning Recipes:

    Pecan Eggplant Casserole

    Crunchy Pecan Green Beans

    Honey Glazed Pecan Crusted Tilapia


    2015 Winning Recipes:

    Tex Mix Pecan Pork

    Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Pecans & Dried Cherries

    Cinnapecan Apple Cream Pie


    2016 Winning Recipes:

    Maple Pecan Risotto

    Zucchini Muffins with Dates & Pecans

    Sweet & Spicy Bacon Potato Wrappers