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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!

Relish Delicious Fruity Appetizers!

Take advantage of sweet summer fruits to create the juiciest appetizers. Wawona Frozen Foods can provide all of the freshest ingredients for your operation. These dishes are satisfying, refreshing, and easy to make!

1. Peach & Prosciutto Crostini
This summery toast can be cut up into small slices for an appetizer or served larger for a more luxurious meal. Top fresh rustic bread with delicious peaches and ricotta cream, with prosciutto, mint, honey and black pepper.

2. Mexican Fruit Salad
The most wonderful thing about fruit salads is how versatile they are. Add all of your favorite fruit, whether that be mango, berries, peaches, or papaya, and marinate it in cilantro, lime juice, sugar, and ancho chile powder. This can be a refreshing appetizer that will feed a larger group of people.

3. Plum & Goat Cheese Carpaccio with Mint
Thinly slice juicy plums, and sprinkle cheese, shallot and mint over them. Drizzle EVOO and honey over the top. This is such a unique yet delicious dish that just screams “summer”!

4. Deviled Strawberries
Looking for a sweeter appetizer, or maybe even a healthier dessert? Look no more! Stuff halved strawberries with a sweet cream cheese filling, topped with crushed graham crackers.

Wawona Frozen Foods is proud to offer the highest quality fruit products. Offering both fresh and frozen fruits, we have what you need to help your operation succeed. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you in your operation’s needs!

Delicious Ways to Use Fruit in Tasty Cocktails!

Summer is the perfect time to craft the perfect, refreshing cocktail. Using both fresh and frozen fruit is a great way to add nutritional value to a delicious drink. 

Using fruit instead of artificial sugar adds health value by providing naturally sweet flavor. Wawona Frozen Foods offers superior peaches, strawberries, pears, plums, and other mixed fruits that make it easy to offer the following cocktails this summer:

  • Strawberry Berryoska

Everyone loves strawberry lemonade during the summer – it is cool and refreshing. Adding vodka and a strawberry slice for garnish makes it the ultimate fruity summer cocktail.

  • White Peach Julep

The perfect peach arrives during the height of summer. This drink is like a classic mint julep with a fun twist. Adding peach liqueur and white peaches makes for a fantastic drink.

  • New Old-Fashioned

Adding fruit to an old-fashioned makes it incredibly appropriate for summer! With peach, bitters, and simple syrup, it is then topped with fine bourbon, peach slices, and some sparkling water.

  • Pear Martini

With martinis being a popular option, one infused with pear is no different. With vodka, elderflower liqueur, and champagne, garnished with a pear slice, this is destined to be a best-seller.

Wawona Frozen Foods offers high-quality frozen and fresh fruit products guaranteed to sweeten your beverage menu. Contact our team for more information on how we are your partner for any fruit-forward cocktail! 

Here are Creative Ways to Enjoy Frozen Fruit

Frozen fruit is not only incredibly nutritious, but it is also versatile in sweet and savory dishes. Here are several fun and unique ways to use frozen fruit:

  • Sorbet and sherbet – Putting frozen fruit in a food processor or blender with your desired liquid, normally orange juice for sorbet and milk for sherbet, creates the perfect puree. This delicious treat can easily be frozen and pureed again just before serving. 
  • Punch – Lemonade or limeade can be transformed into your favorite punch by simply adding frozen fruit. For a cocktail version, add vodka. Frozen fruit can also be used to make refreshing sangria!
  • Smoothies – This goes without saying, but frozen fruit, alongside yogurt and milk, blends into a mouth-watering, sweet delight. Smoothies are a health-conscious, refreshing snack that carry vital nutrients. 
  • Sauces – Simmer sautéed onions, garlic, and herbs along with frozen fruit to create a savory sauce. Add red wine or broth until the liquid reduces into the perfect texture for your meal. 
  • Galettes – This French pastry is delicious and easy to make. Frozen fruit can be used inside a 9-inch piecrust, sprinkled with granulated sugar and baked at 400 degrees until the crust is golden brown. 
  • Marinade – Puree frozen fruit in a blender with your desired flavors. This could be lemon or lime juice, olive oil, mustard, and herbs on a variety of different meats, such as chicken, fish, and pork. 

At Wawona Frozen Foods, our quality frozen products make it easy to enjoy your favorite fruits in many different ways. Contact our team for more information about how we can help make this summer sweet and tasty!

Easy Ways to Enjoy Fruit in Delicious Desserts

Fruit is an essential source of key nutrients that boost your health and immunity. Many struggle to receive enough of these vital nutrients, resulting in poor health and a lack of immunity to certain diseases. Adding fruit to dessert options is an easy, tasty way to improve your diet without sacrificing sweet flavors. Here are several dessert options that are centered around juicy fruit:

Oven-Roasted Plums

Sprinkled with toasted almonds and served with vanilla ice cream, plums are a scrumptious dessert that everyone loves. You can spice it up with cloves, allspice, or cayenne. Plums can also be featured as a side dish with pork or chicken, seasoned with ground white pepper.

Baked Peaches

Peaches are a sweet summer fruit that are easy to prepare and serve. With delicious brown sugar and vanilla ice cream, it is the perfect dessert for a warm day. 

Fruit “Fluff”

What’s not to like about fresh-whipped vanilla cream with fruit folded in? Think of a fruit salad, but with homemade whipped cream. This combination works well with a variety of fruits added in. Berries and peaches are a delicious option, as they provide a burst of color and nutritional value.

Strawberry Shortbread Bars

This treat is a dessert with minimal ingredients, making it easy to make while keeping costs low. These bars also do well with several different fruits. 

Wawona Frozen Foods specializes in offering the highest quality fruit products. The fertile ground of the San Joaquin Valley is renowned for producing fruit with vivid colors and juicy flavors. Our collection of fresh and frozen fruit, highlighted by luscious peaches, is essential in crafting health-conscious, tasty summer desserts. Contact Wawona Frozen Foods today to see how we can fulfill all your fruit needs!

Experience the “Wawona Difference” with Tasty Yogurt Parfaits!

Yogurt parfaits are the ideal healthy, on-the-go snack. A common dilemma when crafting a new parfait recipe is the type of fruit to include. There are a variety of different options that are popular, including peaches, berries, kiwis, tangerines, and mangos. Parfaits are often enjoyed with an assortment of toppings, such as granola, cinnamon, honey, coconut shreds, and nuts, depending on the type of fruit. The combinations of juicy flavors are endless.

In addition to tremendous taste, yogurt parfaits are a great way to fuel your body and brain. Fruit contains essential nutrients and vitamins that promote a healthy lifestyle. Yogurt is a low-calorie option that has protein, fats and fiber. Natural, sweet flavor from the fruit makes it easy to avoid processed sweeteners and still enjoy a sweet treat. Yogurt parfaits can be enjoyed with many different types of diets: low carb, plant-forward, protein-rich, and so on. 

The final benefit of a yogurt parfait is the ease of introducing it to your diet. They can be enjoyed as an appetizing meal replacement, fruity midday snack, or a light dessert option that makes it easy to stay on your diet. Convenience has never been more important in today’s fast-moving society, and yogurt parfaits check all the boxes. 

With Wawona Frozen Foods, you will never have to choose between healthy, tasty, or convenient. Our quality fresh and frozen fruit makes it easy to enjoy all your favorite flavors while receiving the nutritional benefits of a health-conscious snack. Experience the “Wawona difference” with grab-and-go yogurt parfaits, blended smoothies, and sweet fruit salads this summer – contact our team for more information!

Enjoy Refreshing Summer Smoothies with Wawona Frozen Foods!

Summer is a wonderful time to celebrate warm weather and sunny skies. Everyday is an opportunity to get outside and take part in your favorite hobbies, but it is important to stay hydrated and nourished. Smoothies are a terrific option to combat the heat – they can be enjoyed as a convenient, on-the-go snack or a poolside delight. However, many smoothies are full of hidden sugar and fat. Using fresh fruit resolves this problem and creates a delicious and nutritious smoothie! With the hottest months of summer upcoming, now is the time to focus on cool, refreshing smoothies.

Smoothies come in all shapes and sizes. A beloved favorite, the strawberry-banana smoothie offers fiber and Vitamin C. Strawberries are naturally sweet, so they do not require additional sweeteners for great taste. A blueberry spinach smoothie is another great option for a meal replacement or post-workout drink. A simple combination of plain yogurt, frozen blueberries, and spinach makes it easy to enjoy a daily dose of fruits and vegetables. Protein-powder smoothies featuring frozen fruit are popular among gym-enthusiasts and provide the valuable nutrients to fuel a workout and healthy lifestyle.

Wawona Frozen Foods is your solution for scrumptious smoothies all summer long. Our products, freshly picked from the fertile San Joaquin Valley, offer the quality flavor and nutrients for delicious, health-conscious snacks. Wawona utilities individual quick freezing (IQF) to ensure our fruit sustains a fresh, handpicked taste from the fields to YOUR blender. Whether it is peaches and strawberries or pears and plums, we make it easy and convenient to enjoy all your favorite fruits in smoothies, milkshakes, and so much more!

Contact Wawona Frozen Foods today to learn how our fruit will make the summer of 2020 cool, fresh, and tasty!

The Importance of Fruit in Everyone’s Diet

“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?”

Albert Einstein

One of the world’s smartest persons recognized the importance of fruit in every man and woman’s life.

Whether it is a peach, pear or plum, fruit is an important element of the human diet. They are an essential source of vital nutrients like dietary fiber, vitamin C, and folate. Fruit does not feature high levels of fat or sodium, and most fruits are low calorie.

Embracing a diet that is rich in fruit reduces the risk of heart disease and protects against certain types of cancer. Many fruits, including peaches, have high levels of potassium, which help to maintain a healthy blood pressure.

Wawona Frozen Foods is committed to supplying manufacturers, foodservice distributors, restaurants, resorts, and supermarkets with fresh frozen fruit products that support a healthy diet.

Children should be encouraged to eat a variety of fruits in their formative years. This promotes good health and good eating habits as they grow up. When compared to processed and fried foods, fruit complements healthy growth and development for children of all ages. Fruit is filled with heart-healthy antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber. These important nutrients are known to strengthen the immune system, which will help fight off different colds and viruses. Wawona Frozen Foods is proud to be a key supplier of fresh frozen fruit cups and pops as well as bagged frozen fruit to school lunch programs across the United States.

Wawona Frozen Foods is an industry-leader in the production of quality frozen fruit. Frozen fruit offers the same health benefits as fresh fruit, as Healthline.com has reported that nutrient levels stay fairly stable throughout the freezing process. Frozen fruit is typically picked at peak ripeness, which is also when the fruit is most nutrient-dense.

Wawona uses Individual Quick Freezing (IQF), which consists of freezing individual pieces of food rapidly at extremely low temperatures. This process ensures that frozen fruit remains fresh through storage and does not form ice crystals. In addition by locking in the nutrients, Wawona ensures customers receive not only the healthiest products, but the most delicious.

Please contact Wawona Frozen Foods for more information about how delicious fresh frozen fruit can create health-conscious meals and snacks.

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