If you want to add some sparkle and an extra shot of flavor to your holiday cooking this year use Indian River fruit to bake and cook your holiday dishes. Indian River fruit is considered by experts to be the best tasting fruit available in the US, so using this succulent fruit to cook with will add a richness and depth of flavor to your baked goods, savory dishes and cocktails that no other fruit will be able to provide. Using Indian River fruit in your cooking is easy to do, as long as you have enough fruit on hand. Consider that each orange or grapefruit will probably produce about a half a cup of fresh juice and plan accordingly. If you’re having a large holiday party, or more than one holiday party, and you want to use fresh Indian River fruit juice to make cocktails and punches you should get at least one large box of assorted oranges and grapefruit, and you should get two if you’re having more than one large party. Any extra fruit can be used in other ways or just eaten as a snack so it will never go to waste.
Using Indian River fruit in cooking is really just substituting fresh orange juice or grapefruit juice for water in many recipes, and adding little touches of fruit to some dishes. For example you can really dress up a Christmas green salad by adding orange segments or Ruby Red grapefruit segments to it. Putting some fresh orange juice in the stuffing that you will use for the Christmas turkey adds an exciting new flavor to traditional stuffing. Anytime you add Indian River fruit juice or zest to baked goods like cookies or breads you’ll add some health benefits and a shot of light citrus flavor that is a great balance to the sugary sweetness and vanilla flavor of most baked goods. Adding a little fresh juice to salad dressing will give it a citrus kick that guests will find really refreshing. You can serve a warm Indian River fruit compote over ice cream, pound cake, or angel food cake for an extravagant treat that is perfect for Christmas. And of course you can use Indian River fruit as stocking stuffers so that your family will get to enjoy some healthy and delicious Indian River fruit as snacks.