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Craft a Fruit-Filled Wreath this Holiday!

Looking for a fun new healthy tradition for the holidays? Try a fruit filled edible wreath for your holiday centerpiece! This wreath serves two purposes as both a beautiful centerpiece and a healthy dessert! Check out our step-by-step instructions on our website and create your own! We’d love to see your edible wreath or edible holiday tree! Be sure to share your creation with us on social media!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1x foam wreath shape
  • Toothpicks
  • 2 pints strawberries
  • 3 pounds green grapes
  • 1/2 pint blueberries
  • 15-20 cherries
  • Artificial holly (optional: you can use it to fill any gaps in your wreath after construction)

You can use other fruit combinations if you prefer, but make sure to choose fruit that holds together and won’t discolor if cut. We have used watermelon cut with mini shape cutters before and both worked well. Apple, pear, stone fruits and oranges don’t work well, so avoid them.

Instructions:

Step 1: Rinse and thoroughly dry all fruit.

Step 2: Insert tooth picks randomly around the wreath. Leave around 1cm sticking up. You don’t need to totally fill the wreath, just aim for 20-30 toothpicks to start with.

Step 3: Starting with the largest fruit (strawberries if you are using them), stick the fruit onto the toothpicks around the wreath.

Step 4: Continue to fill the wreath with the larger fruits (cherries, grapes etc), adding toothpicks as needed.

Step 5: Once you are left with only smaller gaps, fill them with smaller pieces of fruit such as blueberries or small grapes.

Step 6: Continue to add toothpicks and fruit until you are happy with the coverage of the wreath.

Step 7: Refrigerate until ready to serve. Yum!

Wawona Frozen Foods has all of the delicious fruit that you need to develop this holiday creation! Contact us today to learn more!

Peach Cobbler Cookies!

It’s National Cookie Day, so make sure to try a new recipe that incorporates our fresh frozen IQF peaches! Try this recipe below of delicious peach cobbler cookies, courtesy of Taste of Home:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped peeled peaches

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and extracts. In another bowl, whisk flour, cinnamon, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in peaches.
  2. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until set, 14-16 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.

As always, Wawona Frozen Foods offers the highest quality frozen fruit for any occasion. Contact us today to learn more!

The Best Ways to Use Peaches in Holiday Desserts

Peaches are the unsung heroes of holiday foods. Juicy, sweet, and versatile, peaches make the perfect addition to your favorite holiday desserts. Not to mention, they can be beneficial for your health

Classic Peach Cobbler

Perhaps the best way to use peaches is in a classic peach cobbler. Peach cobbler is the perfect dessert for finishing off a hearty holiday meal, and it goes great with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

We recommend sprinkling the peach cobbler with some cinnamon or brown sugar for the finishing touch. 

Peach Tart

Peach tarts make another great holiday dessert. Light and fluffy, they’re the perfect dessert to add to a menu for customers who don’t want something super heavy. 

Peach tart also goes great with a cup of tea, making it the perfect afternoon snack. 

Related: Wawona Peach Recipes

Peach Pie

Pie is a staple holiday dessert. Peach pie offers a unique alternative to more classic holiday pie dishes, such as pumpkin pie or apple pie. 

Other Options 

Other peach dessert options for the holidays include peach crumb bars, peach parfaits, or peach shortcakes. 

Conclusion 

As you can see, peaches make a great addition to many holiday dishes. Are you looking to purchase peaches for your restaurant? Check out Wawona’s peaches

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!

Fruit-Filled Easter Delights!

Easter is just around the corner– it’s time to plan your Easter treats! Easter delights and fruit go hand in hand; try out these delicious fruit-filled Easter recipes on your menu:

Easter Fruit Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of peaches
  • 2 cups of pineapple
  • 1 cup of apricots
  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 2 medium kiwis
  • ½ cup of uncooked couscous

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 3 tbsp of fresh lime juice

Directions:

  • Peel and chop peaches, pineapple, and kiwi (if using fresh fruits)
  • Boil one cup of water and add the couscous — stir, cover, and remove from heat
  • Combine all the fruit and add to the cooled couscous
  • Whisk together the honey and lime juice — pour over fruit mixture and mix gently

Easter Egg Fruit Tart

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of almond butter
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups of dry oats
  • ¾ cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup of strawberries
  • ¾ cup of blueberries
  • 1 medium banana
  • ¾ cup of green grapes

Directions:

  • Heat the almond butter, honey, salt, and vanilla in a microwave for about 20 seconds and stir until smooth.
  • Blend one cup of oats until finely chopped — set aside
  • Add the rest of the oats to the butter mixture and stir. 
  • Slowly add blended oats to the mixture
  • Form Easter Egg-shaped ovals from the mixture
  • Spread each egg with greek yogurt and add the sliced fruit

Related: More Fruit-Filled Tips from Wawona

Where does your fruit come from? Don’t forget to use the best for your customers this Easter with individually quick frozen fruits from Wawona!

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

Peach Parfait with Nutella

Take advantage of the rest of the peaches this season with a delicious dish that is appropriate for both breakfast, dessert, or even a healthy snack! With Wawona’s Signature Peaches, you can’t go wrong with the combination of Greek yogurt, Nutella, and granola.

INGREDIENTS
16oz Oikos Greek Vanilla Yogurt
8oz Wawona Signature Peaches-Chopped
4 Tbs Nutella 
4 Tbs. Chopped Pecans or Substitute Granola
(Makes 4 parfaits)

INSTRUCTIONS
In an 8oz clear glass layer 2oz of yogurt, 1 oz of peaches, repeat. Top with a Tbs. of Nutella and Garnish with 1 Tbs. of Pecans/Granola.

This is the perfect fall snack and can easily be substituted for different ingredients, depending on your diet and preference. Contact Wawona Frozen Foods for more information on how we can assist you in making your operation succeed!

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