Best Holiday Dessert Ideas

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All over America, homes will soon be filling up with the sumptuous smells of roasting turkey and baking pies. It’s the perfect family holiday — less hectic than Christmas, but still a convivial gathering of family and friends coming together to create lasting memories. Hickory Farms wants to share some decadently delicious dessert ideas for our loyal customers to try this holiday. Check out some of our favorite holiday dessert ideas below. Source: What She’s Having Pear & Cranberry Hand Pies These individual pies are the perfect blend of tart and sweet and will make the best holiday dessert. Made with fresh cranberries and pears from our Fruitful Gift Tower and flavored with cinnamon and cloves, this recipe is quick and easy to make. After it’s done baking, top these pies off with whip cream or vanilla ice cream. Source: Better Homes and Gardens Baked Apple Bowl Pies Another single-serve treat, these individual apple pies are sure to be a hit at Thanksgiving dinner and could make a great Christmas party dessert idea, too. Made with toasted hazelnuts, caramel ice cream topping, milk, egg and butter, they can also be baked with store bought pastry. After you’re done baking, sprinkle each pie with a dusting of cinnamon and some …
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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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Best Wine Pairings with Holiday Ham

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The upcoming holidays are typically the busiest time of the year as families begin planning festive dinner parties for friends and relatives. So, chances are high that at least one holiday celebration will feature a spiral ham. The variety and versatility of ham makes it a perfect entree, and Hickory Farms has a few suggestions for the best wine pairings with ham to make your holiday dinner a great success. The last you want to do is overwhelm the juicy flavors of a well-cooked ham, so keep that in mind and select something lighter or medium-bodied, like a sparkling Pinot Noir or Beaujolais. The inherent sweetness of ham and the holiday’s traditional sweet side dishes blend best when your wine has a touch of fruity flavor. A type of wine to serve with Hickory Farms Spiral Sliced HoneyGold Ham stands up well next to a fruity Pinot Grigio with a hint of honey. Ham dishes featuring sweet pineapple and brown sugar glazes are a delicious holiday treat that should be paired with a sweet wine. Drier wines can taste too acidic with these foods, so now is the time to serve a sweet drink, like Reisling or Moscato. It’s a good idea to select a wine with moderate alcohol levels when pairing with a salty ham. A heavy red …
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