Fresh Orondo Ruby® cherries are excellent when blended into a classic vanilla milkshake. Our easy-peasy recipe can be thrown together in 5 minutes. If you want to make milkshakes for a crowd, just multiply the recipe by the number of milkshakes needed. The only limit is the size of your blender! To make our adorable sprinkle straws, dip the ends of your straws in some melted white chocolate, then roll in colorful sprinkles until chocolate is completely coated. Place on a wire cooling rack and allow to set. Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines YIELD: 1 milkshake INGREDIENTS Milkshake 1 cup vanilla ice cream* 1/2 cup Orondo Ruby® cherries, pitted and [...]
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Cherries are a classic baking fruit, and for good reason. They’re versatile and compatible with so many different flavors. Try different varieties of cherry and see which ones you prefer baking with! Tips for baking with cherries: Learn how to pit cherries, it’s a useful skill that will come in very handy Cherries are seasonal; buy them when they’re plentiful and freeze them for use the rest of the year Here are our favorite baking recipes featuring cherries: Cherry cheesecake swirl brownies Is there anything better than chocolate and cherries? These original brownies are dotted with fresh cherries and feature [...]
Dust off your best china and set out the doilies, it’s tea time! These fresh cherry almond scones are perfect served with your favorite oolong or black tea. The cherries offer a gorgeous pop of color and add moisture to the scones. Too hot for tea? Marry the scones with our cherry basil hibiscus iced tea instead! Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines YIELD: 8 scones INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 1 1/2 cups pitted cherries, roughly chopped 1/4 cup sliced almonds, plus more for sprinkling [...]
Quick Start to Washington Cherry Season And so it begins, the long anticipated start to the 2019 Chelan Fresh cherry season. This year the cherry season will begin quickly and continue with strong availability throughout late June into early August. Tim Evans, Sales Director for Chelan Fresh, states, “We are excited about the size and quality of our crop this year. We feel retailers and consumers alike will appreciate the good color, larger size and firm profile of our Chelan Fresh cherries. Red cherries and Rainier cherries will hit peak supply in time for large July 4th retail displays.” Evans also adds “Our projected [...]
Recipe Development and Photography By: Annessa Chumbley, RD INGREDIENTS 2 eggs 2 cups quick one-minute oats 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup natural apple sauce, or chopped KORU® apple 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract 1/3 cup raw honey 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Topping: 1/3 cup quick one-minute oats 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon raw honey 1 KORU@ apple, finely diced METHOD Preheat oven to 400º F. In a high-powered blender, add eggs and applesauce (or apple), blending until combined. Add honey, oil, and vanilla, blending again. Add in the rest [...]
Cherry season around the corner! Washington cherry season is less than 30 days away, and here at Chelan Fresh we’re excited to show off our complete line-up of new Chelan Fresh branded conventional and Cascade Crest Organics® branded cherry packaging. Launched at the end of 2018, our new packaging gives consumers a good view of the fruit through a clear window that is the shape of a cherry with a leaf. Marketing Director Mac Riggan states “From a distance the premium look of this packaging leaves no doubt for consumers that cherries have landed on the shelves of their favorite retailer”. With a white background and a distinctive red color lettering for Dark Sweet cherries and a playful orange color for Rainier cherries, consumers have the [...]
Old-time classic desserts are making a comeback thanks to their simplicity and comfort-food factor. Crumbles, buckles, grunts and slumps are all variations of fruit combined with sugar and a crumble or dumpling topping. Slumps are particularly fun to make since they require few ingredients and are cooked right on the stove-top. This vintage dessert gets its name from the batter dumplings that “slump” into a layer of simmering fruit. Our pear and cherry slump combines the contrasting flavors of these two crowd-pleasing fruits. The cherries also add some vivid color! Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines YIELD: 6-8 INGREDIENTS Fruit filling 4 cups diced and [...]
Although pears are sweet, they are wonderful in savory dishes. In fact, it’s because they’re sweet that they work so well. Pears are versatile and can be used in many different ways. And thanks to the different pear varieties on offer, you’ll never run out of new and delicious combinations. Pears add flavor, interest, and a touch of sweetness to soups. They steal the show in a refreshing pear cucumber gazpacho (pictured above) and deliver some needed acidity in our Moroccan-inspired butternut squash and pear soup with spiced chickpeas. We also like to use pears in unexpected ways to create crowd-pleasing savory dishes that are easy to [...]
We love sheet tarts for their show-stopping simplicity. Our savory pear ricotta sheet tart uses store-bought pastry to keep prep time to a minimum and ensure consistent results. In this easy recipe, luscious pears are layered onto a bed of herbed ricotta nestled into a crisp puff pastry base. This sheet tart is perfect for a family gathering, barbecue or potluck. It’s served at room temperature and can be made a little ahead of time. Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines YIELD: 6-8 servings INGREDIENTS 1 store-bought puff pastry (9 1/2 x 9 1/2) 8 oz (about 1 cup) ricotta 1/2 cup arugula, [...]
Spring is here and not a minute too soon! Pears are a wonderful ingredient in springtime recipes. They’re crisp, juicy and full of healthy nutrition. What’s not to love? To kick off the season and welcome the warmer days we’ve rounded up our best light and refreshing pear recipes. Spring Asian-inspired pear salad Our fun spiralized spring salad features Anjou pears and Asian flavors. Recipe makes enough for 4 sides or 2 lunch portions. Source: Chelan Fresh Pear cucumber gazpacho This ultra-fresh cucumber and pear chilled soup is bursting with color and flavor. The raw pear adds crispness and acidity. Source: Chelan Fresh Poached ice tea pears [...]