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Decadent Pear Desserts!

Are you looking for some different and delicious desserts to feed your family this year using healthy, fresh fruits like pears? These tasty pear based treats are far more nutritious than traditional desserts, and they are sure to leave both you and your loved ones feeling satisfied after only a single bite.

Pear Bundt Cake

Made with a mix of crispy sweet pears and syrup to ensure the cake doesn’t dry out, this pear bundt cake will have everybody asking for seconds when you serve it up at your next after-dinner get-together. And with no oil added into the batter, this tasty treat is also surprisingly low in fat. 

Related: Delicious Fruit Popsicles!

Caramel Pear Pudding

This old-fashioned favorite pear dessert is unlikely to last long once it’s served, so make sure you grab your piece before it’s all gone. The pears mix deliciously with the caramel topping to create a dessert that packs a punch with its fresh, crispy sweetness. 

Homemade Pear Pie

This homemade pear pie will be sure to delight your family and friends with its balanced texture combined with the sweet kick of fresh pears. Use it to impress at your next dinner party, or enter it into your next local baking contest to see how it holds up against the competition. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Are you looking for some top quality fresh fruit to use in your upcoming recipes? Take a look at Wawona Frozen Foods to learn more. 

Delicious Fruit Popsicles!

Different Types

One great thing about frozen fruit popsicles is the abundance of flavors they come in. There’s a popsicle type to leave you satisfied no matter what you’re craving, which will attract all types of customers!

Good for Any Time of Year

Even if you think popsicles are more of a summertime treat, they remain delicious and accessible all year round. You can always take time to enjoy one of these tasty treats, even during the cooler seasons.

Related: Fabulous and Satisfying Fruit Sorbets!

A Great Healthy Alternative for Dessert 

While cakes and candies are great, fruit popsicles are a healthier alternative to get you your much needed sweet fix. Fresh frozen fruit is delicious and nutritious, so it packs the kind of punch that can leave your customers more satisfied than other sugary snacks.

Want to learn about where your business can get fresh frozen fruit of the best quality? Check out Wawona today to find out more. 

The Benefits of Using Frozen Fruit

A lot of people avoid purchasing frozen fruit because they think it’s not as healthy as fresh fruit. However, this is not the case! Read on to learn about the benefits of frozen fruit in your menu items.

Less Spoilage 

Did you know that we waste about 12 million tons of fruit each year? While fruit gets thrown out for a variety of reasons, a lot of people toss out their fruit because it spoils before they have the chance to eat it. 

Most fresh fruit spoils in about a week. However, frozen fruit can be kept into your freezer for up to a year or more! 

Just As Many Vitamins (Sometimes More) 

Many people steer clear of frozen fruit because they think it’s stripped of vitamins. However, in a lot of cases, frozen fruit has more vitamins than fresh fruit. Frozen fruits are picked at peak ripeness, and because they’re frozen right away, they’re able to retain more nutrients than fresh fruit. 

Related: How to Incorporate Fruit Into Fresh Salads 

Use Whenever You Wish

When you purchase fresh fruit, you have to figure out ways to use it right away. This is not the case with frozen fruit, as it’ll last through the year. 

Plus, there are all kinds of recipes you can whip up with frozen fruit. 

IQF Food

Frozen fruit is also an IQF food, which means it’s cheaper, more nutritious, and longer-lasting. Plus, frozen fruit is always in season!

Looking to purchase some fruit products? Check out our selection at Wawona Frozen Foods! 

How to Incorporate Fruit into Fresh Salads!

Incorporating fruit into a salad can be an excellent way to load up on nutrients while making a good salad even more delicious. Take a look at these mouthwatering ideas to add an exotic fruit accent to a salad for the perfect addition to any menu.

  • Apples – Apples are one of the most popular fruits to add to salads because they have a perfectly crisp texture that can transform a boring salad into a crunchy treat! Combine with greek yogurt and walnuts, and you have a tart salad that you will have to make again.
  • Pears – Adding pears to a green salad with balsamic vinaigrette can easily be added to your list of favorites. A touch of honey and parmesan cheese will set this recipe off perfectly with a balance of sweet and savory. 
  • Strawberries – A salad that offers a delightful combination of sweet strawberries, poppy seeds, creamy goat cheese, and toasted walnuts will be a massive hit at any summer party. 
  • Peaches – A white peach spinach salad can add a big burst of flavor with crunchy spinach, sweet honey dressing, and salty sunflower seeds. 
  • Oranges – Oranges are the last fruit on our list that can make a variety of salads pop with citrus flavor. When combined with dried cranberries and sea salt, they can add an exotic accent to nearly any salad.

Related: Fabulous and Satisfying Fruit Sorbets!

Looking for the best fruits for your restaurant or market? Find the best fruits and foodservice products at Wawona Frozen Foods!

Fabulous and Satisfying Fruit Sorbets!

For years, fruit sorbets have been a popular and refreshing way for consumers to cool down and enjoy a sweet treat. The many flavors, variations, and types of sorbet make this treat a fantastic alternative to traditional ice cream and other frozen desserts. Wawona Frozen Foods has great frozen fruit options to make delicious creations for your customers.

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Different Types of Fruit Sorbet

Everyone has a different taste for the kind of fruit they might want in their sorbet. All variations provide a diverse palette of flavor for any mood or occasion.

Peaches

Made with fresh frozen peaches, this flavor of sorbet is a customer favorite. Peaches come in a variety of variations, ensuring a fresh selection year-round.

Strawberries

As another popular selection for sorbet flavors, various strawberry sizes are picked from conventional and organic farms for the perfect treat!

Pears

The consistency and soft nature of pears make them a wonderful and original choice for fruit sorbets.

Plums

The bright and fun color of plums makes this not only a fun sorbet to eat, but to look at!

Refreshing Ice Cream Alternative

Ice cream can be heavy on the stomach, especially for those with lactose intolerance. Fruit sorbets are made from a refreshing blend of fruits and ice, making it lighter than traditional frozen treats.

Are you looking for fresh-frozen fruits for your fruit sorbet creations? Wawona Frozen Foods provides the perfect selection of fruits, no matter what you have a taste for! 

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!

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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!

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