Quick Breakfast Recipes for Busy Mornings

Between getting dressed, dropping the kids off at school and making it to work on time, some days, the best kind of breakfast is one that’s quick and easy to prepare. You can enjoy a meal in moments without sacrificing flavor or nutrients with these simple recipes featuring our gourmet ingredients from Hickory Farms.

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Ham and Eggs

Flavoring scrambled eggs with ham and cheese is a time-honored tradition that’s packed with protein. Start by browning small pieces of our delicious Honeygold Ham in a skillet. Once you have a nice color on the ham, add some eggs whisked with a little milk, salt and pepper before cooking until nice and fluffy. Just before removing the eggs from the heat, top it off with a bit of our Smoked Gouda and a sprinkle of chives.

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Eggs and Berries

If you can’t decide whether you want something sweet or savory, try pairing a berry parfait with an egg in a hole. First, cut a three-inch hole out of a piece of bread using the top of a cup. Then, place the bread in a hot pan with a good amount of butter before breaking an egg into the hole and cooking to your preference. Finally, serve the dish with vanilla yogurt topped with fresh berries and a handful of our mixed nuts.

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Apple Rings

Apple rings are a delicious substitute for pancakes. Start by cutting an assortment of our apples (Granny Smith and Fuji are the best options!) into lengthwise slices. Then, dip the slices in buttermilk before coating with a mixture of flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Lastly, pan fry until golden brown and serve with maple syrup.

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With these delicious recipes featuring our gourmet cheese, fruits and nuts, you can enjoy a decadent homemade breakfast even in the midst of your morning rush.

Start Your Mornings Off with a Creamy Fruit Crepe

There’s something so decadently European about indulging in a crepe filled with ripe and succulent seasonal fruits. Reminiscent of lingering late breakfasts at open-air cafes, the mouthwatering flavor and light, airy texture of a crepe can be easily duplicated right in your own kitchen. Hickory Farms is sharing some of our favorite crepe recipes below with our valued customers.

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Creamy Strawberry Crepes

Sun-kissed strawberries are the star of this perennial brunch favorite. The secret to creating the perfect crepe is making the egg batter uniformly thin on a well-oiled griddle set to medium heat. Lightly brown one side, then flip, and set aside while you blend the cream cheese with the powdered sugar. The sliced strawberries should be added inside with a creamy filling. Make sure you reserve a dollop of cream cheese filling and a few berries to top the rolled crepes. Then, dust lightly with powdered sugar.

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Peaches ‘n Cream Crepes 

Make the most of summer’s bounty with our Summer Fruit Collection, which includes sweet and juicy peaches, plums and nectarines. This healthy recipe features egg substitutes, so people watching their cholesterol can still indulge in this rich treat. All of the fruits in our collection blend nicely together in a delicious medley, so you can use a combination for an explosion of sweet summer goodness.

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Apple Crepes

Bountiful fall harvests have provided a bumper crop of apples to fill our Very Special Variety Fruit Gift Box. Choose from either our Granny Smith or Fuji apples as a filling for these sweet treats that can double as an autumn dessert. Add a couple spoonfuls of vanilla yogurt and sprinkle with cinnamon for a tasty finish.

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Hickory Farms celebrates the natural goodness of fruits year round with a variety of delights, like our Bountiful Tastings gift basket. It makes for the perfect token of appreciation on birthdays, anniversaries and holiday celebrations. Call us today at 800.753.8558 to place your order for delivery.

Seasonal Recipe: Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

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Dumplings are such warm and rustic treats that they can instantly give you a pleasant feeling of coziness and with National Apple Dumpling Day coming up on Sept. 17, now is the perfect time to make this delicious treat for your family. By taking advantage of the fresh fruits and crunchy nuts in our Hickory Farm’s gourmet fruit baskets, you can make this delicious Cinnamon Apple Dumpling recipe even more special.

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Assemble your dumplings

Start by unrolling your refrigerated crescent dough and separating each piece. Afterwards, take the apple of your choice, this might be Fuji or Granny Smith, and then peel, cut and remove the seeds and core. From here, simply wrap the crescent dough around your apple half before placing it in a greased baking dish.

To add a little spice to your dumplings, top them off with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar. Bake until the dough is a beautiful golden brown and until the apples are nice and soft.

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Make a delicious orange sauce

To elevate your dumplings to the next level, the secret truly lies in the sauce. Start by combining orange juice with some sugar in a small sauce pan. Make sure you keep an eye on the juice as you bring it to a low boil, stirring occasionally. Once the juice reduced, throw in a bit of butter to make a flavorful glaze. While the mixture is still hot, pour the orange sauce over your baked dumplings.

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For the final touch, top your dumplings off with some toasted nuts from our Hickory Farms fruits and nuts collection. We recommend using our almonds or cashews.

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With just the right balance of sweetness and zest, this scrumptious recipe combined with the high-quality fruits and nuts from Hickory Farms is sure to be a new family favorite. There’s really no better way to welcome the new season than with some old fashioned apple dumplings.