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SugarBee® Apple Cranberry Fruit Rollup


Fruit rollups are easy to make at home and offer healthy snack options for both kids and adults on the run. Our holiday version is made with sweet SugarBee® apples and cranberries to make these delicious fruit rollups festive not only for holiday treats; they make great stocking stuffers and present toppers too! Created by: Meg Raines Created for: Chelan Fresh YIELD: About 20 fruit strips INGREDIENTS 2 pounds SugarBee® Apples (about 4 large apples) peeled, cored and diced 1 cup of fresh or frozen cranberries 1/4 cup water or apple cider 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons brown sugar (or more to taste) [...]

SugarBee® Apple Cranberry Fruit Rollup2019-12-12T04:00:23+00:00

Lucy™ After School Snack Tray


INGREDIENTS 1 Lucy™Rose apple, sliced into wedges  1/2 cup cheddar or Colby cheese cubes 1/4 cup carrot sticks  1/4 cup sliced cucumbers 1/4 cup snow peas or sugar snap peas 1/4 cup granola  small handful crackers  small handful popcorn 1/4 cup ranch dressing or dip  1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt  pomegranate arils, optional METHOD Using a muffin tin tray, add each snack to a different muffin-tin cup. Sprinkle pomegranate arils on top of vanilla yogurt.  Use any snacks that your family enjoys- some other of our favorite dips are hummus or peanut butter. Switch it up with different vegetables and kinds [...]

Lucy™ After School Snack Tray2019-12-02T19:15:43+00:00

Grower Interview – Dave Robison


Chelan Fresh is proud to represent the growers of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties in Washington State. Check in regularly to hear about what’s happening out in the orchards that produce some of Washington’s Finest Mountain Grown SugarBee® apples. We caught up with Dave to find out what he’s been up to and what he loves about his work. Chelan Fresh (CF): Hi Dave, could you please tell us a little bit about you and your orchard? Dave Robison (DR): Sure, I’d be happy to. I am a third generation farmer and have been farming since 1982. Our home place is at [...]

Grower Interview – Dave Robison2019-12-03T19:18:39+00:00

SugarBee® Apple Celebration Nachos


Recipe by Annessa Chumbley, RD and featured by Amy Goodson R.D. on KING 5 New Day Northwest INGREDIENTS 3 SugarBee® Apples, sliced into wedges or sliced horizontally 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 1/3 cup chopped pistachios 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted pinch kosher salt 1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup 3 tablespoons natural almond butter or peanut butter 1/4 cup dark chocolate 1/3 cup pomegranate arils METHOD First, toast sliced almonds by sprinkling them out in a single layer on a sheet pan at 400º for 6 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove and immediate drizzle 1 tablespoon maple syrup on them [...]

SugarBee® Apple Celebration Nachos2020-01-02T21:52:55+00:00

Hearty Fruit and Grain Recipes


Grains of all kinds have a natural affinity for fruit and we see grains and fruit paired together for every meal of the day. Think hearty warm breakfast porridges, lovely whole grain salads for lunch or dinner and even whole grain fruit desserts. The naturally sweet flavor profiles in fruit are the perfect complement to the earthy flavors of all types of grains. Firm fall fruits like apples and pears hold up best to the chewy textures in grains, so we have collected a few of our favorite recipes here to add to your fall cooking repertoire. Our new Lucy™ Glo [...]

Hearty Fruit and Grain Recipes2019-11-21T18:31:28+00:00

Lucy™ Glo Farro Salad


Our bright pink Lucy™ Glo apples and crimson pomegranate seeds make this Lucy™ Glo salad look like it is loaded with sparkling jewels. But it’s the vibrant tart-sweet flavors in our festive farro salad that make it shine. This dish holds up especially well because of the hearty winter fruit and grains, making it a perfect choice for your next holiday buffet. Created by: Meg Raines Created for: Chelan Fresh YIELD: 4-6 servings INGREDIENTS Honey Orange Vinaigrette  1/3 cup orange juice 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon minced shallots Salt [...]

Lucy™ Glo Farro Salad2019-11-21T18:06:22+00:00

Fruit-based Cocktails for the Holidays


There is something festive about a fruity cocktail during the holiday season and since pears and apples are fall fruits they lend themselves well to celebratory beverages. We have compiled a few of our favorite cocktails here to add a bit of specialness to your next gathering. Our SugarBee® Hot Spiced Cider is the perfect warm and cozy treat for a cold winter’s day by the fire. The addition of cranberries in the SugarBee® cider balances the sweet SugarBee® apples with a little tartness. This recipe is wonderful on its own as a nonalcoholic drink, or can also be used as [...]

Fruit-based Cocktails for the Holidays2019-11-07T21:56:15+00:00

SugarBee® Hot Spiced Cider


SugarBee® apple lovers are in for a treat when they try SugarBee® Apple Cider. We used the naturally sweetened cider for our fall hot spiced cider recipe, which is sure to be a crowd pleaser for the holidays this season. This easy recipe is delicious on its own and it can also be used as a base for making festive concoctions for adults. See our suggestions below to turn this cider into your favorite fall cocktail for friends. Created by: Meg Raines YIELD: 8-10 INGREDIENTS 1 (64 ounce) jug of Sugarbee® Apple Cider (8 cups) 1 cup of fresh whole cranberries  [...]

SugarBee® Hot Spiced Cider2019-11-07T21:43:36+00:00

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Pancakes with Caramel Apple Topping


Recipe Development and Photography By: Annessa Chumbley, RD INGREDIENTS 2 eggs 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 tablespoon molasses pinch kosher salt 1 cup superfine almond flour, plus 2 tablespoons 1 teaspoon lemon juice  1 teaspoon ginger  1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 Lucy Glo™ or Lucy™Rose apples, cored and sliced 2 teaspoons coconut oil Homemade Caramel Apple Topping METHOD In a medium bowl, beat eggs with a fork for 1 minute. Whisk in coconut milk, molasses, and a pinch of salt.  Sprinkle almond flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and baking soda on top of wet ingredients, folding in. Lastly, stir in [...]

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Pancakes with Caramel Apple Topping2019-11-05T22:35:55+00:00

Homemade Coconut Caramel Sauce


Every apple needs a good caramel sauce to make the snack complete. This recipe is perfect for dipping and to serve over the top of cakes, baked apples, pancakes and ice cream!! Recipe Development and Photography By: Annessa Chumbley, RD INGREDIENTS 1 can full-fat coconut milk  1/3 cup pure maple syrup  1/3 cup raw honey  1/4 teaspoon kosher salt  2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract  1/4 teaspoon butter extract (optional) METHOD Add all ingredients except extracts into a small saucepan. Heat on medium high. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes, until sauce is reduced and coats [...]

Homemade Coconut Caramel Sauce2019-11-05T22:39:03+00:00