Month: August 2020

Enjoy A Hearty Chocolate Pear Cake!

When you think of pears and chocolate, you rarely think of them together. However, they are the secret match made in heaven! This chocolate pear cake is the perfect dessert that can blow everyone’s minds. 
Prep time: 15 minutes 
Cook time: 45 minutes 

– 1 cup all-purpose flour 
– 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
– 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 
– 1/8 teaspoon salt 
– 1/4 cup unsalted butter 
– 4 oz dark chocolate (chopped) 
– 3/4 cup granulated sugar 
– 2 eggs 
– 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
– 1/2 cup whole milk 
– 3 pears ripe, peeled, cored, & chopped into large chunks 

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F 
2. Grease a 9×9 in. square pan or 9 in. round pan 
3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt – mix to combine 
4. Melt the butter and dark chocolate in a small bowl, using a microwave, or on a stove top in a small pan over low heat. Stir well. 
5. Transfer melted chocolate mixture to a large mixing bowl, add granulated sugar, and beat on medium-high for a couple minutes until mixture is light in color. Add eggs and vanilla, and continue beating. Add flour mixture and milk, alternating between the two in two additions, into the chocolate mixture. 
6. Pour cake batter into pan and place pears on top of cake batter. 
7. Bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and cake bounces when touched. 
8. Cool on wire rack for 15-30 minutes. 
9. Dust with powdered sugar before serving! 

This delicious treat will bound to be a hit for any gathering. Wawona Frozen Foods has the highest quality pears to use when making this recipe, along with many other types of fruit. Contact us today to learn more about how we can support your foodservice needs! 

Tasty and Easy Peach Cobbler Crumble Bars!

Crumble bars are always a crowd favorite, especially during the summer with a scoop of fresh vanilla ice cream. When peaches are in season, there is nothing better than a peachy dessert. These bars can be eaten for dessert or a quick sweet snack on-the-go. They are easy to make and are perfect for any summer occasion. It has a thick and buttery bottom layer smeared with sweet peach filling topped with a buttery crumble topping. 

– 3 cups all-purpose flour 
– 1 cup granulated sugar 
– 1 teaspoon baking powder 
– ¼ teaspoon salt 
– ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon 
– 1 cup unsalted butter (cold) 
– 1 egg, lightly beaten 
Peach Filling: 
– 5 cups diced peaches 
– 2 tablespoons lemon juice 
– ½ cup all-purpose flour 
– 1 cup granulated sugar 
– ¼ teaspoon salt 
– ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 
– ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch glass or light-colored metal baking pan. Put parchment paper in the bottom of the pan for easy removal. Butter the parchment. 
2. Crumble: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon on low speed. Add the butter, toss with a fork to coat with the flour mixture. Add egg and mix on medium-low speed until the texture is like course cornmeal, with no butter pieces larger than small peas. Pat half of the dough into the pan. Place the pan and remainder of the dough in the refrigerator while the filling is prepared. 
3. Peach Filling: In medium bowl, toss diced peaches and lemon juice together; set aside. 
4. In a separate small bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour over the peaches and mix gently. 
5. Spread the peach mixture over the crust evenly. Crumble the remaining dough over the filling layer. 
6. Bake for 45 minutes, or until top is slightly brown. Cool completely on wire rack and then transfer to refrigerator to chill before cutting into squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

Wawona Frozen Foods can provide the highest quality fruit that you need to make beautiful creations like this one. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help supply your foodservice needs!

Here is Why Fruit is the Most Health-Conscious Snack for Your Diet

Everyone loves snacking – but it is important to be conscious of what you are putting into your body. Fruit is a wonderful snack that has multiple nutritional benefits. Fruits cleanse your body, give you energy and supply vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to maintain good health. Because fruit is naturally sweet, it is a great snack to take care of that sweet craving. Adding two or three servings to your daily diet allows you to obtain all of the benefits that fruit offers. Here are some of the reasons to choose fruit as your daily snack!

1. Helps Prevent Heart Disease
The contents in fruit help keep your heart healthy to reduce the risk of problems as you age, promoting circulation of your blood. According to the book, “Eat Drink and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Eating Healthy” eating five servings of fruit (or vegetables) are fifteen percent less likely to have a heart attack. 

2. Reduces Risk of Diabetes
Diabetes can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated. Fruit, especially berries, are linked to decreasing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Fiber, which is a main component of fruit, improves how your body uses insulin. Fruit can also make you feel full, which can keep you from eating unhealthy foods that often trigger diabetes.

3. Helps Ward Off Cancer
Adding fruits that have powerful antioxidants such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, and phytonutrients can reduce your risk for cancer. These nutrients have been shown to protect against certain forms of cancer.
Eating healthy snacks such as fruit will improve your health and overall quality of life. Wawona Frozen Foods supplies the highest quality fruit, ranging from juicy pears and peaches to delicious strawberries. Contact us today to learn more about what we offer and how we can help you and your operation!

5 Delicious Ways to Use Peaches in Decadent Desserts!

Peaches are the perfect summer fruit that make a wide range of desserts. They are also low in calories and packed with health benefits. These tasty desserts are perfect for any occasion and would be popular on any menu. Everything’s peachy!

1. Peach Roses: What is more appropriate for summertime than roses? With five ingredients, these are easy and quick to make, and incredibly delicious. Just puff pastry, peach jam, peaches, powdered sugar, and cooking spray. Voilà!

2. Peach Crisp: Not to be confused with a peach crumble or cobbler, this crisp calls for oats as a crispy topping to give it extra texture and flavor. This dish is also delightful when topped with vanilla ice cream.

3. Peaches ‘n Cream Lasagna: We all know and love the classic lasagna, but have you had a fruit lasagna? With layered graham crackers, heavy cream, peaches, and almonds, this is a unique dessert that is served cold, making it perfect for a hot day.

4. Brown Butter Peach Cupcake: Brown butter pairs perfectly with sweet peaches, and everyone loves cupcakes! These are a perfect dessert for summertime brunches and get-togethers. With extra chunks of peaches, you’ll feel peachy with every bite.

Wawona Frozen Foods can provide the highest quality peaches to make the most delicious desserts. Being the oldest and largest family-owned company in the frozen peach industry, we make sure that it is flash-frozen, sealing in the flavor and nutrients. Contact us today to learn more about how we can supply your fruit needs!

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