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It has been awhile since we have posted a dessert recipe to the blog and newsletter, and with October being National Apple Month, we decided to go with a slight twist on a familiar flavor. There is nothing more well-known than good old fashioned Apple Pie, and our Apple Pizza hits all the same notes. While a little more portable, the Apple Pizza is filled with luscious tart Granny Smith Apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and other recognizable flavors.
We’ve mentioned in several recent posts that we try all the recipes we put on the blog, and this month was no exception. In fact we wanted to share some of the images of our employees chowing down on this delicious dessert. This isn’t just a job for us; we genuinely have a passion for fruit, and exploring all the ways fruit can be used is a real treat. It also helps us serve our customers better providing valuable insight into which fruit will make the perfect gift for any occasion.
Making the Apple Pizza is straight forward, although a little time consuming. You could skip on the homemade pizza dough, but that would cut out some of the authentic flavor. If you keep everything organized you should be fine. The ingredients are easy to find and the directions are very straightforward. Just be sure you choose a tart apple like a Granny Smith so that the flavors and textures stay balanced. Bake until golden brown and enjoy!
- 2-1/3 to 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 4 cups sliced peeled tart apples
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
1. In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a saucepan, heat water, milk and butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat for 2 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough. Turn onto a floured surface; cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook and stir apples in butter over medium heat for 2 minutes. Combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon; stir into skillet. Cook 3 minutes longer. Reduce heat to low; cook, uncovered, for 4-6 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring frequently.
3. In a small bowl, combine the cheese topping ingredients. For streusel, in a small bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until crumbly.
4. Pat dough onto a greased 14-in. pizza pan, building up edges slightly. Spread with cheese topping, then apple topping. Sprinkle with streusel. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Serve warm or cold. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Recipe courtesy of tasteofhome.comNo comments
For all those long hours, dedication, and as a recognition of great work and appreciation, the country celebrates Administrative Professionals Day. Since 1952 this holiday has been honoring office workers across the country for the work that they do.
Its has developed into a great way of showing thanks to those you work with or employ. Showing your gratitude is as easy as speaking a few words of appreciation, or giving a fun gift that will brighten a day if not a week. Traditionally the entire week is spent showing your coworkers appreciation. Office parties, Donuts, Gift Baskets! All are great ideas. Here are just a few gifts we think anyone will enjoy from The Fruit Company™! Read moreNo comments
When did you start working at The Fruit Company and what were you hired to do?
I started working with The Fruit Company in 2008. I was hired initially as a Customer Service Representative for the holiday season and was hired full time after the holidays to manage our wonderful Affiliate Programs and assist with our SEO and Social Media focus. It’s so much fun!
What is your job now at The Fruit Company?
I am the Affiliate Manager for The Fruit Company. I also manage the social media!
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
My favorite things to do in my free time are to play some form of basketball, football, or racquetball. Then of course some social media and writing for my own personal blog.
What is your favorite gift that we offer?
My favorite gift here at The Fruit Company is the Cheddar, Pears, and Apples gift box. It is extremely beautiful and the cheese and fruit are so tasty! I send it to friends and family all the time.
What is your favorite Holiday?
Christmas. I find great joy in the spirit of the holiday and love having an excuse to get gifts for my family. It’s always fun to see those closest to you happy and to spend quality time throughout the holiday with them.
Is there anything funny or special about The Fruit Company that you would like to share?
We are a family owned company that really takes value in the quality of employees that work here. We are all focused on providing the best gifts available along with having a good healthy interaction. We have a lot of fun here and take great pride in the quality you receive.No comments
A nice poem of the season for the poetry lovers out there. Enjoy!
With the crisp in the air
The cold in my hair
a better sense of season
The season sweeps over me
Letting go of the green
I embrace the color of winter seen
Taking in the smell of leaves
Change sweeps over me
To the trees now quite bare
To the flowers wilted fair
Warmth of chimney soon to be
Winter and fall sweep over me
Family life and Holiday
Travels food and skies dark grey
All lead to the hope that soon
Another season will sweep over me.No comments
There is nothing more peaceful here at The Fruit Company, than taking a stroll through the Webster Family orchard. As soon as your feet move from the hot pavement on to the soft grass you instantly sense the change of environment.
The rows stretch on for quite a bit. Everywhere you look are gorgeous Webster Royal Comice pears, still young and basking in the warmth of the summer sun. If you stop you can hear the sounds of the wind rustling through the short bushy leaved branches, keeping you cool as you take in the view. Towering above, sits Mt. Hood. Her year round snow covered peak adds a beautiful backdrop to the already splendid environment.
And then the hard part, stepping out of the quietness and back to the hustle and bustle of the busy world.No comments
Here in the Great Northwest there is only one professional sports team that has been endeared to the City of Portland and the State of Oregon. The Portland Trailblazers. There is something to be said for the red, white, and black emblem that has brought the city to its feet over the years creating the hype and hysteria that is known as BLAZERMANIA!
Growing up in Dallas Oregon I was fortunate to watch live and on TV, the greatness that was Clyde “the Glide” Drexler. Watching as he and his cohorts, Buck Williams, Kersey, Uncle Cliffy Robinson, and the unforgettable Duckworth, as they defended the Western Conference against the likes of Isaiah Thomas and the Pistons, and of course, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen’s Bulls.
Growing up in the era we witnessed agreat example of what a team could be. Sadly it took quite a few years and a rough crowd of “Jailblazers,” to get us back on track with drafting the “right” type of players. It’s great to see a team that is growing up together. While sometimes there weakness, the fact that they are all young and learning that game while succeeding together has been great to watch happen.
For the past two years the have surpassed expectations even with, what some might say, setbacks. While they are currently down 3-2 in a best of seven series, they are quietly becoming a west coast force.
So tonight, no matter the outcome, they played a great season and have nothing to regret. They have brought back Blazermania and given us a quality skilled team to cheer on!