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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Featured Recipe: Cheddar Apple Pie

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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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