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Scrumptious Fruit Tarts!

Fruit tarts are an amazingly delicious dessert that will satisfy almost any sweet tooth while keeping things light! The hallmark of a scrumptious fruit tart is the balance of flavors that come from a light creamy filling, crumbly cookie-like crust, and of course, a tart fruit such as fresh raspberries or a peach glaze. Fruit tarts are an excellent choice for a healthy dessert that won’t be too filling. Below are some of the most mouthwatering types of fruit tarts.

Types of Fruit Tarts:

  • Authentic French Fruit Tart – This tart will transport you to the Parisian streets lined with bakeries! A French tart consists of a pastry crust, vanilla cream filling, fresh fruit of your choosing (strawberries are never wrong), and a fruit tart glaze. 
  • Chocolate Strawberry Tart – This elegant dessert is a great way to impress company. The recipe calls for a dangerous combination of chocolate custard, chocolate dough, strawberries, and sea salt. 
  • Peach Blueberry tart – This tart has a graham cracker crust, traditional cream or custard filling, and a perfect combination of peaches and blueberries. 
  • Pomegranate and Pear Tart – This exotic tart features a pistachio shortbread crust, cream filling, and an irresistible mixture of pear and pomegranate. 
  • Pear Cranberry Tart – This festive tart is a perfect holiday choice with a classic dough crust, creamy filling, and layers of fresh pear slices and cranberry glaze

Looking for more pastry recipes or fresh fruit provisions for your bakery or business? Wawona provides the highest quality fruit products to their customers. Contact us today!

Fabulous Fruit Pie Delights

No matter the time of year, a fruit pie is a great way to end any meal. The best thing about fruit pies is that fruit pies can use fresh or frozen fruit, unlike other baked goods. With over 185 million pies sold every year, it’s easy to see why this is a favorite dessert. 

Since 1945, Wawona has held the firm belief that freezing fresh fruit allows for optimum color, sweetness, and texture. That means that unlike canned fruit, Wawona’s frozen fruit will mimic fresh-picked fruit and is perfect for pies all year round.

Strawberry Pie
Traditionally a summer favorite sometimes served with rhubarb or whipped cream. These pies are known to be open-topped, meaning they only require a bottom crust.

Peach Pie
Normally a two-crust style pie, but sometimes it is made with a crumble topping. This sweet pie is a southern favorite where peach trees grow in the warmer weather and are excellent picnic pies.

Mixed Berry Pie
A winter favorite. This pie also makes use of a top and bottom crust. Commonly you will find blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries in any combination in a mixed berry pie. Normally a hearty pie served with whipped cream or ice cream.

To find out why frozen fruit is better than fresh, check out Wawona for all of your fruit needs.

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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