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How to Utilize Fruit in a Thanksgiving Meal

Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved holidays in the country. In fact, 85 percent of Americans take part in Thanksgiving dinner every year.  Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people. There are many great ways to utilize fruit in a Thanksgiving meal but below are the three we believe are the best.

Related: Use Wawona’s Fruit in Fall Dishes!

Fruit glazes on top of turkey

There are several fruits to choose from when it comes to fruit glaze recipes for Thanksgiving turkey.  A Fruit glaze enhances the flavor of the turkey, making for an overall better Thanksgiving dinner.

Fruit-forward desserts

Although pumpkin pie is a traditional favorite for Thanksgiving, fruit-based desserts can also be a great choice. Peach cobbler is a favorite. It’s warm, delicious, and it’s perfect during the winter season. Check out this Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler recipe, and It’s delicious.

Fruit dressing for a fresh salad to complement the other rich dishes

The right Salad Dressing can heighten the flavor of any salad, making it more appetizing and improving the appearance. Fruity salad dressings are so colorful and have a bright taste of fruit which balances the sharpness of the vinegar, which is used in many salad dressing recipes. Using a fruit salad dressing in your Thanksgiving menu can truly brighten up the plate.

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

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    Jeff Degemas, Purchasing Director, Juiceland, 34 smoothies shops in Texas
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