Archive for the 'Fruit' Category
In our 68 years of providing Orchard Fresh Gifts, we’ve picked up a thing or two. We know the ins and outs of the industry, as well as what it takes to produce the best gourmet fruit gifts available. While we’d like to think our readers shop exclusively with The Fruit Company®, we realize that there are literally thousands of options out there, all of them promising the world. With that in mind we present: Insider Gifting, a feature dedicated to providing you, our loyal readers, with the information needed for finding the perfect gourmet gift.
For today’s article, we take a look at Monthly Fruit Clubs and arm you with the questions you should be asking to ensure that you not only choose the best plan, but the one that’s right for you. Read more2 comments
Father’s Day is in five days, and what better way to celebrate the Dad in your life then with food. Summer is an exciting time for fruit with the arrival of Cherries, Peaches, Nectarines, and Plums. But don’t forget the snacks! The Fruit Company also has a wide selection of cheese gifts, crackers, sausage, smoked salmon, and more. If you are having trouble deciding which amazing gift to send, here is a helpful guide for Father’s Day gifting.4 comments
For the month of June, we’re focusing on the amazing apples we have in the Pacific Northwest. We wanted to find a recipe as unique and flavorful as the apples themselves, and I think we found it! This month, we made a Curry Salad filled with fresh apple, pineapple, and raisin. The sweet and juicy apples complimented the savory curry chicken perfectly and made for a true summer salad treat.
The recipe calls for canned chicken and pineapple, but I opted for fresh sautéed chicken in a little olive oil and a fresh pineapple. With apples this fresh, I didn’t want to risk it. You can use several different apple varieties, depending on your preferred taste and texture. Tart apples like the Granny Smith or Pippin work great in salads and prevent savory dishes from being too sweet. I also like juicier apples like Jonagolds, Honeycrisps, and Pink Ladies, all of which hold their shape and provide a nice, crisp bite. Red Delicious and Golden Delicious apples are great eaten as a snack, but they are a little too soft and sweet for a salad like this. Read moreNo comments
Isn’t it amazing when someone does something wonderful for another person? There is such a wonderful sentiment when one goes out of the way to the betterment of another. Many times going unnoticed, it happens so often and is easily missed. I know for me personally its hard to figure out a great way to show someone how much you appreciate them going above expectation or being there when they didn’t have to be. Many times its a friend, coworker, or loved one that does this. Read more1 comment
It is wonderful in salads, fruit sauces, and even apple butter. These large apples are a wonderful treat on a hot day when chilled. The crisp flesh is so juicy and refreshing. Read more1 comment
What a wonderful Holiday Season we had here at The Fruit Company. It’s been so much fun getting the thousands of gifts built and sent out all over the United States for you! We’ve heard from many of our customers that the fruit this years was outstanding! With the upcoming spring, we thought we would share with you some of our bestsellers. Enjoy!
Bountiful Harvest- A beautiful basket filled with an assortment of delicious fruit and candies galore. This gift comes with a tasty sparkling pear cider and a mixture of cheese and crackers. What a great gift basket! Read moreNo comments
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|1.||Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease an 8 inch springform pan with 1 tablespoon melted butter.|
|2.||In a medium bowl, mix together biscuit crumbs and 4 tablespoons melted butter. Press into the bottom of springform pan, and smooth with the back of a spoon; set aside in the refrigerator to firm up.|
|3.||Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Heat half-and-half to a simmer in a small saucepan; pour over white chocolate. Set aside for 1 minute, then stir until smooth; set aside.|
|4.||In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Mix in mascarpone cheese, sugar, and egg yolks. Stir in white chocolate mixture and 1/2 cup passion fruit pulp. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter very thoroughly, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain. Pour batter into prepared pan. Place the cake pan on a baking sheet|
|5.||Bake for 1 1/4 hours in the preheated oven, or until just set in the center when shaken lightly. Turn off the oven, and leave the cheesecake in the oven with the door ajar for 2 to 3 hours, or until cool. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.|
|6.||Before serving, remove from pan, and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, and serve with pulp from 6 passion fruit.|