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.

Our Favorite Oktoberfest-Inspired Recipes

Oktoberfest and its festivities date back to the day when Bavarian Crown Prince Louis married Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The events that followed were repeated again the next year and soon became a favorite annual celebration starting at the end of September and ending on the first Sunday in October.

Now that September is coming to an end, you can bring this fantastic tradition into your home with a few Oktoberfest-inspired recipes featuring our gourmet Hickory Farms ingredients.

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Oktoberfest Bread

Cheddar, sausage and bread are important components of any Oktoberfest celebration. Rather than just making a traditional sandwich, try combining all of these ingredients into one amazing loaf of bread. Start by sautéing chunks of our Beef Summer Sausage in a skillet until they reach a nice golden brown. Then, in a large bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder before mixing in an egg and a bit of honey. Finally, finish by folding the beer, sausage and plenty of our Farmhouse Cheddar into the loaf before baking.

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Beer Cheese Soup

Featuring a creamy texture with light and fruity flavors, a good beer cheese soup is an excellent dish to serve with bread. Start by browning bacon, and then use the fat to cook some onions, carrots, celery and chopped Fuji apples from our gourmet fruit baskets. Cook until the onion is translucent. Next, add in garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne, dried mustard and paprika. Then, reduce the heat before tossing in plenty of our Farmhouse Cheddar along with some beer, milk and chicken stock. Lastly, cook until the soup thickens.

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Fried Pie

Apple desserts are an Oktoberfest classic. For a perfect end to your meal, whip up a fried apple pie. Start by heating butter, cinnamon, sugar, salt and a bit of whiskey along with our sliced Fuji apples. Cook until the apples are tender. Then, wrap the apples in your favorite pie dough before sealing with egg wash and frying until golden brown.

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You can easily whip up these three yummy recipes with a gourmet Hickory Farms basket on hand. Once you’re done cooking, you’ll be able to invite the whole gang over to celebrate the historic Bavarian tradition of Oktoberfest.