State Fair Recipes

Welcome to the State Fair of Texas Creative Arts recipe blog.

The State Fair loves to showcase Creative Arts competitors and their creations in our Cookbook and on the new recipe blog. Enter in this year’s Creative Arts competitions for your chance to be in the spotlight.

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Raspberry Party Cups

Created by Robert Crook- Dallas, TX 2nd Place — Party Foods 2015 A refreshing berry treat that is sure to please your guest at any occasion. Ingredients ¾ teaspoons unflavored gelatin (1 envelope) ¼ cup water + 2 tablespoon cold water ¼ cup granulated sugar 2 cups raspberries, divided 2/3 cup heavy cream, divided 2/3 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar ½ cups …

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Blue Cheesecake with Pear Preserves and Pecans

Blue Cheesecake with Pear Preserves and Pecans Created by Donna Thomas 1st place — 2015 Party Foods This unique party appetizer combines the unique flavor of blue cheese with the sweet taste of pear preserves and every Texan’s favorite nut – the pecan. Ideal dish for a holiday party or a fun gathering among friends. Ingredients ½ cup pecan halves 2 …

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BLT Deviled Eggs

The State Fair loves to showcase Creative Arts competitors and their creations in our Cookbook and our new recipe blog on bigtex.com. Enter your favorite recipe in one of our Creative Arts competitions for your chance to be in the spotlight!   BLT Deviled Eggs Created By Steven L. Anderson from Sachse, TX 2nd Place — Bacon and Egg   …

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Octoberfest Cheese Dip

The State Fair loves to showcase Creative Arts competitors and their creations in our Cookbook and our new recipe blog on bigtex.com. Enter your favorite recipe in one of our Creative Arts competitions for your chance to be in the spotlight!   Octoberfest Cheese Dip Created By Melvin McKnight of Dallas, TX 1st Place — Cooking with Cheese   Ingredients: …

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Big Tex Cupcakes

The State Fair loves to showcase Creative Arts competitors and their creations in our Cookbook and our new recipe blog on bigtex.com. Enter your favorite recipe in one of our Creative Arts competitions for your chance to be in the spotlight!   Big Tex Cupcakes Created By Jude Spencer Creed from Euless, TX 3rd Place—Chocolate   Ingredients: Cakes: 1 ¾ …

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Texas Pecan Pie

The State Fair loves to showcase Creative Arts competitors and their creations in our Cookbook and our new recipe blog on bigtex.com. Enter your favorite recipe in one of our Creative Arts competitions for your chance to be in the spotlight! Texas Pecan Pie Created By Candice Haun from Highland Village, TX 1st Place—Pies   Ingredients: Crust: 1 ¼ c. …

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341: Rex Poland’s Blue Ribbon Peach Pie

Peach Pie for a Peach Posse With a Double Cinnamon-Almond Crust 1st Place – 2010 Pie Contest – Fruit Filling Filling 7 cups peaches previously peeled, sliced & frozen ¼ cup cornstarch ½ cup pie tapioca 1/3 cup cinnamon chips, finely chopped Pinch salt ½ cup light brown sugar ½ cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons commercial almond meal/flour ½ cup Amaretto …

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Very Merry Berry Cherry Holiday Relish

The State Fair loves to showcase Creative Arts competitors and their creations in our Cookbook and our new recipe blog on bigtex.com. Enter your favorite recipe in one of our Creative Arts competitions for your chance to be in the spotlight! Very Merry Berry Cherry Holiday Relish Created by Rex Poland from Dallas, TX 1st Place — Canning   Ingredients: …

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Savory Smoked Vegetable Salsa

The State Fair loves to showcase Creative Arts competitors and their creations in our Cookbook and our new recipe blog on bigtex.com. Enter your favorite recipe in one of our Creative Arts competitions for your chance to be in the spotlight!   Savory Smoked Vegetable Salsa Created By Brenda Bustillos from San Antonio, TX 1st Place—Tex Mex   Ingredients: 3 …

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Grandma’s Pot Pie

The State Fair loves to showcase Creative Arts competitors and their creations in our Cookbook and our new recipe blog on bigtex.com. Enter your favorite recipe in one of our Creative Arts competitions for your chance to be in the spotlight!   Grandma’s Pot Pie Created By Shirley Earley from Arlington, TX 1st Place—One Pot Meals   Ingredients: 1 roasted …

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