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2022 RITZ Crushed Crackers Recipe Contest – Winners

Congrats to the WINNERS of the 2022 RITZ Crushed Crackers Recipe Contest! These 4 chefs blew the judges away with their culinary skills, creativity, and use of RITZ Crushed Crackers in their dishes. Each of our winners will be taking home an amazing cash prize and a custom knife from Meglio Knives, and our Grand Prize Winner will receive the custom painted Waring Commercial Luna Mixer!

Congratulations again to our winners and a big thank you to everyone who participated! You can see all the incredible entries created for this contest at the #2022RITZCrushedCrackersContest hashtag on Instagram.


GRAND PRIZE WINNER

$5,000 cash prize | Waring Luna Series Stand Mixer customized by Edog Kustoms | Custom blade from Meglio Knives


Chef Lauren Katz

Cracker Crusted Pimento & Bacon Jalapeño Pastry Poppers made with RITZ Crackers

A jalapeño is filled with bacon, pimento cheese, and scallions, and then dipped in a layer of RITS Crushed Crackers, spiraled with a little puff pastry, and baked to perfection.


SECOND PRIZE WINNER

$1,500 cash prize | Custom blade from Meglio Knives


Chef Justin Gaspar

Peanut Butter Crunch Pie made with RITZ Crackers

RITZ Crushed Crackers Crust / Peanut Butter White Chocolate Filling with RITZ Crushed Crackers / Salted Caramel Ganache / White Chocolate RITZ Crushed Crackers Toffee 


THIRD PRIZE WINNER

$1,000 cash prize | Custom blade from Meglio Knives


Chef Erin Hungsberg

Trail Mix Tart made with RITZ Crackers

RITZ Crushed Cracker tart shell filled with chocolate fudge ganache, white chocolate & cranberry blondie bars, dulce de leche, roasted pistachios and topped with brulee meringue.

 


STUDENT WINNER

$500 cash prize | Custom blade from Meglio Knives


Chef Rosalie Phan

Pistachio Rose Tart made with RITZ Crackers

RITZ Crushed Crackers meringue filling with the beautiful flavors of pistachios, cardamom, and rose water on a base of Ritz Crushed Crackers Pate Sucree tart shell. A floral and tart raspberry lychee sauce brings it all together in one delectable bite.