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Crunchy KORU® Apple Dippers with Creamy Peanut Butter Mousse

2019-04-22T16:15:43+00:00

Apples and peanut butter are a perfect pairing on their own, but this recipe takes a classic pairing to a whole new level. Who doesn’t love dipping something crunchy into something creamy? Enjoy as a fun dessert or snack. Recipe Development and Photography: Certified Master Chef Ron DeSantis of CulinaryNXT YEILD: 8 servings INGREDIENTS 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract ½ cup creamy peanut butter 3 tablespoons honey Pinch kosher salt 8 medium apples, cut into 8 wedges per apple METHOD Use a hand mixer or whisk attachment for your countertop mixer to whip the whipping cream [...]

Crunchy KORU® Apple Dippers with Creamy Peanut Butter Mousse2019-04-22T16:15:43+00:00

Rockit® Grilled Cheese Sandwich

2019-04-22T15:57:50+00:00

Take your grilled cheese sandwich to the next level with the addition of finely sliced Rockit® apple.  The apple adds acidity, texture and a touch of sweet to this classic comfort food.   This apple-stuffed grilled cheese isn’t just for kids. Check out the options below to make a more sophisticated adult version.  Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines YIELD: 2 sandwiches  INGREDIENTS 4 slices of bread (optional: use whole-wheat artisanal bread)  1 tablespoon salted butter  2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (optional)  4 oz. cheddar, grated (optional: use sharp or aged cheddar)  1 Rockit® apple, cored, peeled, and sliced fine Fresh ground pepper, to taste (optional) To serve  Dipping sauces: Ketchup, BBQ sauce, HP sauce* … METHOD   Heat a large pan over [...]

Rockit® Grilled Cheese Sandwich2019-04-22T15:57:50+00:00

April 9, 2019 Newsletter

2019-04-09T14:44:17+00:00

Escape Ordinary!® The KORU® apple is just hitting its stride this spring as the favorite late season apple. KORU® has an excellent flavor profile with hints of vanilla, a crisp texture, beautiful color for displays at the store level and best of all - extended shelf life in both stores and at home for consumers. According to Chelan Fresh Senior Director Denny Annen, “the KORU® is now available year-round with strong domestic production and imports arriving from New Zealand in late May. Because KORU® keeps so well, late spring and early summer is the perfect time to highlight KORU® in stores [...]

April 9, 2019 Newsletter2019-04-09T14:44:17+00:00

Women in Agriculture | Yesenia Cervantes

2019-04-09T01:50:28+00:00

Many of the orchards in Chelan valley are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our blog series “Women in Agriculture” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry.  This month we checked in with Yesenia Cervantes at Borton Fruit in Yakima Washington. CF: Hi Yesenia, thank you for speaking with us today. YC: You are welcome, glad to help. CF: Please tell us what your job duties are at Borton Fruit?  YC: I am a line supervisor at the warehouse in Yakima. That means that I make sure we [...]

Women in Agriculture | Yesenia Cervantes2019-04-09T01:50:28+00:00

Spring Asian-Inspired Pear Salad

2019-04-05T21:47:10+00:00

Spring has arrived and we’re in the mood for fresh and light salads to start the season. Pears are widely available and bring a crisp freshness to springtime recipes.  Our Asian-inspired pear salad features firm-but-ripe Anjou pears that hold their shape when spiralized. If you don’t have a spiralizer, just chop the ingredients into matchsticks or shave them with a mandolin or vegetable peeler instead. Having said that, you may want to purchase one as spiralizers are inexpensive and lots of fun to use, especially with kids! Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines YIELD: 4 side salads INGREDIENTS For the dressing 2 tablespoons [...]

Spring Asian-Inspired Pear Salad2019-04-05T21:47:10+00:00

Meet the SugarBee® Grower Tour

2019-04-03T19:25:13+00:00

On a cold wintry morning in December, a group of Chelan Fresh staff, Growers and a mascot set out on the inaugural “Meet the SugarBee® Grower” tour of the 2018 season. The idea was not only to promote SugarBee® apples but invite consumers to connect with Growers and learn what it takes to produce this special variety. We knew our Chelan Fresh staff could chat with anyone about apples, but we had no idea what would happen when you take 4thand 5th generation Growers out on the road to discuss farming. They are a passionate group of people who love to talk [...]

Meet the SugarBee® Grower Tour2019-04-03T19:25:13+00:00

Our best brunch recipes with apples, pears and cherries

2019-03-20T19:53:53+00:00

Brunch is one of our favorite meals! It’s one of the only times you can easily mix savory and sweet, and there are no strict rules about what is an isn’t appropriate for eat. Brunch is also the opportunity to get friends and family around a table to eat and enjoy each other’s company without the pressure of hosting a sit-down dinner. Fruits like apples, pears and cherries can take pride of place at the brunch table or buffet. They are versatile, delicious, and healthy crowd-pleasers. What’s not to love? Here is some inspiration for the next brunch you host for [...]

Our best brunch recipes with apples, pears and cherries2019-03-20T19:53:53+00:00

Bosc Pear Dutch Baby

2019-03-20T19:04:30+00:00

Although it’s also known as “German Pancake”, the “Dutch Baby” is an American invention based on a German pastry. The name “Dutch Baby” was coined by Manca’s Café in Seattle in the early 1900s.  Dutch Babies are similar to Yorkshire puddings or popovers and can be savory or sweet. Unlike pancakes, they are always baked in the oven and contain no chemical leavening such as baking powder. This fun and delicious treat is typically eaten for breakfast or brunch in America. Our Bosc Pear Dutch Baby is a wonderful dish to serve at a weekend family breakfast. The sweetness of the pear works particularly well with the [...]

Bosc Pear Dutch Baby2019-03-20T19:04:30+00:00

March 14, 2019 Newsletter

2019-03-27T16:24:38+00:00

Honeycrisp and Granny Smith Available While much of the apple industry is starting to feel the tightening of a short crop year, Chelan Fresh is looking forward with anticipation. With their strong forecasting program and key Category Management, Chelan Fresh plans to have mainstay varieties like Granny Smith and Honeycrisp apples available throughout the summer months. According to Sales Director Tim Evans, “When you are one of the top producers of Honeycrisp and Granny Smith apples from Washington State, you plan from the start to supply a steady stream of these varieties for top customers and new accounts. We are thrilled [...]

March 14, 2019 Newsletter2019-03-27T16:24:38+00:00

KORU® Apple Chutney

2019-03-01T17:27:39+00:00

Apples and cheese are a match made in heaven, and we like a double dose! This KORU® apple chutney pairs perfectly with salty cheeses thanks to its deep flavor and sweet notes delivered by balsamic vinegar. Take your cheese platters to the next level with this easy-to-make chutney that will impress your guests and add a touch of sophistication to your get together. Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines Yield: About 2 cups INGREDIENTS Apple chutney  2 tablespoon olive oil  1 medium yellow or red onion, chopped fine (pea-sized pieces)   2 KORU® apples, peeled, cored and chopped small  1/3 cup balsamic vinegar*  1/3 cup water  1 tablespoon [...]

KORU® Apple Chutney2019-03-01T17:27:39+00:00