Featured Recipe: Cheddar Apple Pie

3 year aged cheddar

Head into your kitchen and bake a pie this weekend! I promise it will lift your mood, calm your energy, and result in a bright and savory Cheddar Apple Pie. Wondering why anyone would ever add cheddar cheese to a pie crust? Well, it’s not a modern technique whatsoever. Combining nuts, sweets, fruit, and cheese has been happening since ancient times. The sharp taste of the cheese and the sweet and juicy flavors of the apples creates a flavorful fall pie that will really ignite the taste buds.   That’s why the Hickory Farms 3 Year Aged Cheddar pairs so well with the seasonal apples. The sharp cheese balances the sweetness of the apples. Serve this pie with a glass of Malbec and you’ll discover a pairing that you’ll fall in love with this holiday season.     Another great reason why pie-making is one of my favorite kitchen tasks is because you can get the entire family involved or even have friends over for a pie making afternoon. While someone peels and slices the apples, others can make the pie dough, and grate the cheddar cheese, all while joyfully thinking that the results are going to be a luscious, apple-filled, cheddar-studded pie! Serve …
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Whole Wheat Apricot Toaster Pastries

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Early mornings tend to get the best of us, but during those lazy weekend mornings when everyone stirs from their beds at their own pace, breakfast should be a treat. A special kind of treat, a time when you bake something exceptionally delicious for your family. Today, I’m sharing these absolutely fantastic, melt in your mouth Apricot Toaster Pastries made with sweet Apricot Preserves from the Hickory Farms Farmstand Fruit Spread Collection. If you’re the kind of family that loves popping a store bought toaster pastry into your oven or toaster, than these will definitely be an improvement! Homemade with ingredients you can pronounce, they’re tastier than any of the other pastries that have ever graced your toaster’s insides!   The natural Hickory Farms Apricot Preserves add just the perfect hint of sweetness and fruity flavor that these whole wheat toaster pastries crave. The fact that they are whole wheat will make you confident in serving these to your kids and family. These are great when made ahead and frozen individually, just thaw for a couple of minutes before baking.   Whole Wheat Apricot Toaster Pastries Makes 10 large pastries 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry …
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Thanksgiving Centerpiece- Candles and Fresh Fruit

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With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, there’s a lot that goes into planning this day to make it a Thanksgiving that stands out above the rest. Here at Hickory Farms, we want to make sure your Thanksgiving is brimming with unique and personal touches, by providing one of our favorite holiday tips. The turkey, ham, and side dishes are the star of the table, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for subtle touches of festive flair to highlight all of the hard work that was put into making such a delicious meal. Centerpieces are a Thanksgiving staple and there are countless centerpieces you can use to best complement the look and feel you want to present to your guests. To give your tablescape an ethereal glow, make your tablescape centerpiece shine by using candles and seasonal fruit. The fun in creating a candle centerpiece, is that this is a feature you can completely tailor to your own taste and customize based off of items you already have in your home. For a centerpiece that is sure to make your Thanksgiving dinner really shine, we have some easy tips for you to follow. You will need the following items: A plate that complements …
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