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Category: Fruit

Summer Fruits Salad

Published July 16, 2010        by Rae Ann

Fruit salad is such a "must have" for any summer gathering!  You could make a fruit salad to go along with your patriotic cookies for the big fourth of July celebration. Take advantage of the abundant summer fruits by creating a delicious summer fruit salad.   Below we combine a variety of delicious fruits with some rhubarb sauce for a scrumptious summer treat. Ingredients: 1/2 cup water 2/3 cup sugar 3 cups thinly sliced rhubarb 15 seedless grapes, halved 1/2 orange, sectioned 10 fresh strawberries, hulled and halved 1 apple, cored and diced 1 peach, sliced 1 plum, pitted and sliced 15 pitted Bing cherries 1/4 cup fresh blueberries Directions: Bring water and sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Read more

Summer Fruit Trifle Recipe

Published July 02, 2010        by Rae Ann

This creamy and refreshing dessert looks as good as it tastes!  Use a trifle bowl or a 4 quart clear mixing bowl to layer berries, cake and creamy pudding. This recipe works great for a Sunday brunch, family reunion or just for patriotic desserts - everyone will be amazed so be ready to share the recipe! Ingredients: 1 package (3.4-ounce) instant vanilla pudding 4 cups fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries), washed and hulled, plus extra for garnish 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 cup whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 24 to 36 ladyfingers Directions: To make the fillings, prepare the pudding according to the package directions and Let it chill. Slice strawberries then toss Read more

Berry-Topped Cookie Stars Recipe

Published May 28, 2010        by Rae Ann

Did you receive a fruit basket for any occasion? You might be itching to use the fruit before it goes bad! Well you are in luck here, just 6 ingredients make up this sweet treat!  Fruit added to star-shaped decorated cookies make this the perfect snack to serve at your summer outings. Ingredients: 1 tube (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough, softened 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 package (8 ounces) 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar 24 small fresh strawberries, thinly sliced large kiwifruit, peeled and sliced or 1 cup fresh blueberries Directions: In a small bowl, combine cookie dough and flour until combined. Roll on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. star-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Read more

Layered Strawberry Cheesecake Bowl

Published April 10, 2010        by Rae Ann

Everyone has been on the receiving end of cookie baskets, but how many times have you received a cheesecake bowl? A trifle bowl or glass dish lets you see the delicious layers of this sweet and fruity dessert!  Perfect for a Sunday brunch or after-dinner treat, the pudding and layers of strawberries will make this an instant favorite! Ingredients: 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries 3 Tbsp. sugar 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Neufchatel Cheese, softened 1-1/2 cups cold milk 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding 2 cups thawed Lite Cool Whip, divided 2 cups frozen pound cake cubes (1 inch) 1 square BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Directions: 1. Combine berries and sugar; refrigerate until ready to use. Beat Neufchatel cheese with mixer until creamy. Gradually beat Read more

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Published January 09, 2010        by Rae Ann

If you're looking for a delicious and romantic Valentine's Day treats, here's a simple mouth-watering idea!  Chocolate covered strawberries can be very expensive, but in just a few easy steps you can make your very own! Ingredients 6 ounces semisweet chocolate (chopped) 3 ounces white chocolate (chopped) 1 pound (about 20) strawberries with stems Directions Wash and dry the strawberries well. Melt the chocolates in separate bowls in a microwave at half power for 1 minute.  Stir and then heat another minute if needed. Repeat until melted. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip the strawberry into the dark chocolate, lift and twist slightly letting any drips fall back into the bowl. Set strawberries on the wax paper. Repeat with Read more