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Year: 2020

Easy and Delicious Strawberry Shortcake!

Strawberry shortcake became popular in the United States in 1850 as a celebration of summer. Today, strawberry shortcake remains a favorite summer dessert among most Americans and even has a National Strawberry Shortcake Day celebrated on June 14th.

Traditionally made with either a vanilla sponge cake or biscuit, strawberry shortcake is a layered dessert of cake, sliced strawberries, and delicious whipped cream. We simplified this strawberry shortcake recipe from The Food Network for an easy and delicious summer dessert, perfect for any operation to create:

Easy Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients:

For the Berry Layer:
1 ½ lb sliced frozen strawberries (thawed)
5 tbs sugar

For the Shortcake:
2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
2 tbs sugar
¾ tsp salt
1 ½ c heavy whipping cream

For the Whipped Cream:
1 ½ c heavy whipping cream
3 tbs sugar
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp grated lemon zest

Directions:

  1. Add 3 tbs sugar to the sliced and stemmed strawberries. Mix the berries well and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. In a medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt to make the shortcake. Mix to combine. Then add 1 ½ c heavy cream and stir to combine. Spread mixture evenly in an 8-inch square baking pan.
  4. Bake in the oven until golden for 18-20 minutes.
  5. Remove the shortcake from the pan and let it cool on a rack. Cut the cake into six pieces and cut each piece horizontally in half.
  6. Whip the cream with sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest.
  7. On one layer of each cake, add a dollop of sliced berries and a dollop of whipped cream. Top with the shortcake top. Spoon more strawberries and cream on top.

Serves six.

Need frozen fruit for your next dessert to highlight your menu? Shop Wawona Frozen Fruits. Contact us today to see how we can assist you!

Related Link: Other Great Recipes

Happy Holidays from Wawona Frozen Foods!

It has been a different and difficult year for all of us, and we hope that you spend this holiday season doing whatever makes you happy with your loved ones. Wawona Frozen Foods thanks all of its customers for a great year, and hopes to continue to satisfy all of your foodservice needs for this upcoming year.

Wawona Frozen Foods has all of the best solutions for your operation in all fruit categories, from Wawona’s Signature Peaches to delicious pears and strawberries for any fruity treat. Have a great holiday and Happy New Year!

The Versatile and Delicious Açai Bowl!

Have you heard of the notorious acai bowl? It’s one of the most popular superfood bowls in popular demand today.
Acai is a popular berry rich in nutrients and provides a large dose of antioxidants for your body’s proper function. There are plenty of acai bowl recipes out there, so make sure to find one that suits you.

Your acai bowl will be a delightful smoothie-bowl topped with your favorite fruits. Here is just one of the ways you can make an excellent, customizable acai bowl!

Blend Your Ingredients Together
First, you’ll want to gather a substantial amount of fresh ingredients and blend them into a thick, smoothie mixture.

Your smoothie should consist of:

  • Fresh or frozen acai berries
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 cup of greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of peeled apple slices
  • ½ a cup of blueberries
  • 1-2 cups of ice depending on your desired temperature.

Blend the ingredients together then pour them into a medium-sized bowl.
You can also consider using winter fruits for your acai bowl this holiday season.

Related: Fruit is Your Sweet Solution for a Healthy Diet

Add Fresh Toppings
Once you’ve blended up your ingredients, it’s topping time!

Here are just a few of the wonderful toppings that you can add to your bowl.

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Banana Slices
  • Apple Crisps
  • Chia or Flax Seeds
  • Kiwi
  • Mango

The acai bowl is all about eating healthy in a fun and exciting way. Let us know what you include in your acai bowl!

Are you trying to find the perfect ingredients for your fruit-based acai bowl? Wawona has you covered. Contact us for high-quality ingredients!

Low-Calorie Fruity Desserts!

Low-calorie fruity desserts are an ideal choice for those who want something to quench their sweet tooth without blowing their daily calorie count. By indulging in a low-calorie fruity dessert, you’ll stay well within your caloric-intake.

Our Top Five Picks for Low-Calorie Fruity Desserts
These mouth-watering fruity desserts a delicious whether you are watching your calories or not. Here are our top five fruit desserts:

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate covered strawberries are a sophisticated and delicious dessert that’s always a crowd favorite. When making this easy recipe, you’ll want to use the best quality strawberries and chocolate.

Baked Peaches with Fresh Vanilla Ice Cream
It’s like eating a decadent peach pie without the crust. This delicious recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth with its caramelized peach flavor.

Healthy Peach Crisp
All the goodness of warm peaches and rolled oats make this dessert tough to resist. This vegan dessert bakes pretty quick for a tasty bite.

Frozen Berry Yogurt Fruit Bites
Ridiculously easy to make, this recipe only calls for two ingredients: frozen berries and your favorite vanilla yogurt. The most difficult part is waiting for the fruit bites to chill.

Healthy Blueberry Cobbler
This healthy blueberry cobbler uses maple syrup instead of sugar to sweeten up this belly-warming dish that’s tough to resist.

Craving peaches and berries that aren’t in season? Shop Wawona Frozen Fruits, which bake well in fruity desserts.

Related Link: Fruit is Your Sweet Solution for a Healthy Diet 

Top 5 Fruit Food Trends For 2021

Are you looking to add more fruits to your menu? There are tons of trends. Check here for whole foods list of trends in 2021.
Here are 5 fruit food trends for you this coming year.

Increased Use of Chickpeas

Chickpeas are an awesome legume. They’re high in protein, fiber, and most importantly: deliciousness.
You should expect to see more chickpea eaters and producers.
Offer chickpea incorporated dishes if you want to take your fruit and vegetable items to the next level this year.
You can also incorporate fresh winter fruits.

Impossible Meat

Impossible meat is the new fad of the food industry.
Essential, impossible meat is using fruits, vegetables, and anything that’s not meat to make a meat-like flavor/texture.
You can implement a few different impossible meat dishes to your menu to stay up to date next year.

Related; Fruit is Your Sweet Solution for a Healthy Diet

Probiotic’s Prime Time

Probiotics are a fresh way to influence gut bacteria and create a healthier gut biome.
Fruits can provide beneficial probiotics. Give a probiotic take on a fruit dish this year!

Clean and Convenient Chewables

Everyone wants something that they can chew on and eat quickly on the go.
Use fruits to your advantage and turn them into chewable snacks to match strong trends.
Get creative with fruits for the holidays.

Health Centric Sourcing

Fruits have always been healthy, but now more than ever, healthy fruits are in demand.

Looking for the best place to source your fresh fruit? We have you covered. At Wawona Frozen Foods we present fruits as they should be. Click here to learn more!

Incorporate Fruit into Your Holiday Feasts!

Eating more fruit is essential to good health. But how do you incorporate fruit into the holidays when it is a saturated season of sugar? Add these desserts and appetizers to your holiday meal to increase your fruit intake and balance out the sugar.

4 Ways to Eat More Fruit Over the Holidays

Not only are these healthier options, but they taste delicious too:

1. Fruitcake

A classic holiday treat, fruitcake can be yummy. Try this World’s Best Fruitcake recipe for the holidays made with peaches, apricots, figs, cherries, and prunes.

2. Cobblers

Cobblers are warm, scrumptious, and perfect during the winter season. This Old Fashion Peach Cobbler recipe is mouth-watering good.

3. Salads

Add fruit to your salad to liven up the palette. Apples, oranges, pears, cranberries, pomegranates, plums, and persimmons are always holiday favorites. Make this delicious Peach Quinoa Cobb Bowl.

4. Cocktails

Holiday cocktails are always more interesting when there is a wedge of fruit. Try this recipe for Christmas Punch made with oranges, cranberries, and pomegranates. The Christmas Punch can be made with or without alcohol.

Need frozen fruit for your holiday feast? Wawona Frozen Fruits has the delicious products you need for a festive, fruit-forward holiday season!

Related Link: The Ultimate Winter Fruits

Fruit is Your Sweet Solution for a Healthy Diet

Eating fruit is an excellent way to get essential vitamins, fiber, and nutrients. Fruit contains antioxidants and flavonoids that boost the immune system, reduced inflammation, and help prevent disease. Citrus and berries are considered “powerhouse” fruit.

Fruit offers many health benefits, including:

Weight Loss
To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories. Because fruit is low calorie, you can lose weight by increasing your fruit intake. By eating a lot of fruit, your body won’t feel deprived, and you’ll maintain a healthy calorie count.

Antioxidants
Fruit is an excellent source of antioxidants. Antioxidants defend against free radicals that can lead to chronic diseases and damaged cells. Frozen berries, green tea, and citrus are rich in antioxidants.

Nutrients
Fruit is a natural source for many critical nutrients, such as:
– Potassium
– Fiber
– Vitamin C
– Folate

Fruit also is very low in fat, sodium, cholesterol, and calories. By eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, you’ll reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers. Eating fruit is essential to a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Want to increase your fruit intake by incorporating frozen fruit into your diet? Shop Wawona Frozen Fruits, which are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and nutrients.

Related Link: Frozen Fruit Recipes

The Ultimate Winter Fruits!

Although some may think that winter foods consist of soups, stews, and chilis, fruit is still an incredibly important part of your diet, and the nutrients can help you avoid colds and flus. Wawona Frozen Foods has all of the highest quality Signature fruits for your operation all year long.

Oranges
Oranges are in season for all of winter and spring, so take advantage of it! It contains great fiber and immunity-boosting vitamin C.

Pears
There is nothing better than in-season pears. They have a great source of fiber and are incredibly versatile, perfect for a snack, dessert or even in a savory appetizer.

Persimmons
These sweet fruits are packed with lots of vitamins and minerals for lots of health benefits. Persimmons have a high level of antioxidants that may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Grapefruit
Grapefruits are high in nutrients like vitamin A and C and fiber, making it a great option to get your dose of these vitamins.

Wawona Frozen Foods has all of the solutions for your business! Contact us today to see how we can help your operation grow and prosper this winter season.

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Blackened Chicken and Peach Ciabatta

Wawona’s Signature Peaches are the perfect addition to a moist blackened chicken with a beautiful ciabatta roll. Both healthy and delicious, this dish will be sure to be a favorite in any operation!

INGREDIENTS
4″ square ciabatta roll or similar
1 6oz chicken breast
2 tbs Blackening Seasoning- Used Badia
½ cup Arugula
1 slice red onion
1 Tbs. olive oil
5 Tbs. Peach Dressing**

Peach Dressing
1 Cp. Apple Cider Vinaigrette- Used Kens
1 Cp. Wawona Signature Peaches
Blend ingredients together leaving small to medium chunks of peaches

Assembly
Rub generously the chicken breast with the seasoning and grill to internal temp of 165 degrees. Split the ciabatta and griddle with the olive oil until toasted on both sides. Spread 2 Tbs. of the peach dressing onto each side of bread. Assemble the arugula and red onion on top. Slice the chicken breast into thin slices and layer. Top with remaining 1oz of dressing. Serve.

Wawona Frozen Foods has the highest quality fruit that is perfect for all types of dishes, from light appetizers to rich entrees to decadent desserts. Contact us today to see how we can assist you in making beautiful creations that will drive customers to your operation!

Peach and Strawberry Pop Tarts

Bring back an old-fashioned favorite by offering pop tarts that are both delicious and healthy! These tasty treats are simple to make and will satisfy all ages.

INGREDIENTS
Pastry Dough (Pre-made pastry dough can be substituted)
2.5 Cps. Flour 
2 sticks unsalted butter
2 Tsp. Sugar
1 pinch salt
5-6 Tbs. Ice Water

Filling
12 Frozen Strawberries
12 pc. Wawona Signature Peaches
Icing:
3 Cps. Confectioner Sugar
1 Egg White
3 tsp. Water
6 pc. Wawona IQF Peaches- diced small and oven dried 
(Makes 6 pop tarts)

INSTRUCTIONS
Combine the flour, sugar and salt together. Slice the butter into small pieces and using a pastry cutter incorporate into the flour until you get a crumble mixture. Slowly add in the water, use 4 Tbs water 1st and only if needed add in the other Tbs. dough should just come together. Refrigerate for 2 hours before using.

Roll the dough out to about 1/8” thickness. Cut the dough into 6”x3” rectangles. Use the excess dough to roll and repeat the same. Using 2 dough pieces, place 2 strawberries in the center and place 2 Peaches on top. Place another piece of dough on top. Using a fork, seal the edges well. Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven low fan and bake until golden brown. Let cool completely and the spread the icing on top. Sprinkle with some of the oven dried peaches. Serve.

You can also use Puff Pastry dough and make into a toaster pastry. Same method of building and baking.

Contact Wawona Frozen Foods to see how you can incorporate this delicious treat into your menu with our help!

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