Savory Pear Ricotta Sheet Tart

2019-05-09T17:17:23+00:00

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, [...]

Savory Pear Ricotta Sheet Tart2019-05-09T17:17:23+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

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

Roasted Winter Bowl with Creamy Dressing

2019-01-22T21:22:17+00:00

KORU® apples are the perfect addition to this warming winter bowl brimming with roasted vegetables, superfood quinoa, protein-packed chickpeas, and topped with a creamy tahini-miso dressing. Save yourself some hassle by prepping ingredients ahead of time. You can also cook more quinoa and chickpeas than required in order to have them on hand for future recipes like this breakfast quinoa with warm honey pears   or our butternut squash and pear soup with spiced chickpeas . Take it from us, batch cooking makes life so much easier! Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines Yield: 2 roasted winter bowls INGREDIENTS For the roasted vegetables [...]

Roasted Winter Bowl with Creamy Dressing2019-01-22T21:22:17+00:00

Nutty Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad with Apples

2019-01-18T17:02:26+00:00

Servings: 6 Prep Time: 15 minutes Recipe Source: Produce for Kids This lightened-up chicken salad is perfect to prep on the weekend and enjoy on sandwiches, in wraps, as a salad topper or with crackers all week! Filled with celery, apples and almonds for a sweet, tangy recipe.   Recipe and photography courtesy of Aggie of Aggie’s Kitchen. INGREDIENTS 3 cups chopped, cooked chicken 2 stalks Dandy® celery, chopped 1 large Chelan Fresh apple, diced 1/2 cup slivered almonds 3/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt 1/2 cup lowfat mayonnaise 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon dried tarragon 3/4 cup shredded white Cheddar cheese METHOD Combine chicken, celery, apples and almonds in large bowl. Mix Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar and [...]

Nutty Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad with Apples2019-01-18T17:02:26+00:00

Butternut Squash and Pear Soup with Spiced Chickpeas

2018-10-11T02:13:10+00:00

With summer winding down and the kids back in school, we only have one thing on our minds: Fall produce and spices! Our butternut squash and pear soup is elevated by crisp oven-baked Moroccan spiced chickpeas. These are added at the last minute and can be omitted for kids or anyone avoiding spicy foods. The hot soup and exotic spices offer warmth and comfort. A perfect dish to get into the Fall spirit. Recipe Development and Photography by: Willams-Raines YIELD: 6 servings INGREDIENTS Roasted Moroccan Spiced Chickpeas 1 (15.5 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons [...]

Butternut Squash and Pear Soup with Spiced Chickpeas2018-10-11T02:13:10+00:00

Pear Cucumber Gazpacho

2018-10-11T02:14:15+00:00

Bartlett pears and cucumber come together in our cooling summertime soup. Cucumber and pear gazpacho can be served as an original starter or sipped on its own as a main. Use our kitchen hack to keep your pear slices from browning before you use them for garnish.   Recipe Development & Photos by: Williams-Raines Yield: 6-8 appetizer servings Ingredients 1 medium honeydew melon, diced small 2 large cucumbers, peeled, seeded and diced small 1 large Bartlett pear, peeled and diced small 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons shallots, minced 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1-2 tablespoons jalapeno [...]

Pear Cucumber Gazpacho2018-10-11T02:14:15+00:00

Protein-Packed Roasted Winter Salad

2019-03-27T16:19:38+00:00

Firm and sugary Rockit® apples are perfect for roasting. They add a wonderful sweetness to our warm roasted winter salad with sweet potatoes, kale and black lentils. This healthy protein-strong salad makes a hearty main for two or a colorful starter for four. YIELD: 2-4 servings Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS Salad 1/2 cup black lentils (also called “caviar” or “beluga” lentils) 3 Rockit® apples, cut into 1 inch cubes 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes 1/2 large red onion, peeled and roughly cubed 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced 1/4 [...]

Protein-Packed Roasted Winter Salad2019-03-27T16:19:38+00:00

Pumpkin, Apple & Chipotle Chili

2018-10-11T02:20:34+00:00

This original apple-spiked pumpkin chili is luscious, generous and perfect for Fall. Pumpkins and apples are a match made in heaven and we fully intend on enjoying this wonderful flavor combination while they’re both in season. Our straight-forward recipe provides instructions to make this a beef, turkey or vegetarian chili. Everyone can have some! YIELD:  6 servings Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 onion, diced 2 large garlic cloves, minced 8 oz. ground beef or turkey (optional) 2 teaspoons cumin 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder (add more for extra heat) 1 cup canned pumpkin puree 4 [...]

Pumpkin, Apple & Chipotle Chili2018-10-11T02:20:34+00:00

The Best Holiday Stuffing with Apples

2018-11-20T16:36:46+00:00

Your kitchen will smell like holiday heaven thanks to our recipe for the best holiday stuffing with apples! Dress your turkey with our simple homemade stuffing for guaranteed holiday meal success. This recipe is adapted from a longstanding family stuffing recipe going back generations - tried and tested! We like to use SugarBeeTM apples for this recipe but other seasonal apple varieties also work beautifully. YIELD:  8 servings Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS 8 cups coarse bread crumbs (about the size of a nickle)* 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 1/4 cups celery, diced small 1 cup onion, diced small [...]

The Best Holiday Stuffing with Apples2018-11-20T16:36:46+00:00