• Apple Pecan Raisin Salad

      Here’s a light, fresh, and festive appetizer! Based on the famous Waldorf salad, this creamy, crunchy version uses pecans instead of walnuts and raisins instead of grapes. Perfect for lunch or a light snack, you can even swap out the raisins for dried cranberries for the holidays. Ingredients: 5 Hale Groves Orchard Fresh Apples 3 Tbsp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed ½ c. celery, thinly sliced ½ c. pecans, coarsely chopped ½ c. raisins ? c. mayonnaise Lettuce leaves, for serving Directions: Wash apples and cut into ½” cubes (unpeeled). Sprinkle with fresh lemon juice. Combine with celery, pecans, raisins, and…

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    • Hale Groves Pear Ginger Chia Smoothie

        Pear season is here, and you can find all your favorite varieties at Hale Groves! Wondering what to do with the excess? This smoothie recipe is nutritious, creamy, and substantial – a perfect breakfast treat for those on the go. Even better, it’s vegan, gluten-free, and packed with nutrients. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 Hale Groves Pear 1½ c. almond milk, unsweetened 1 c. baby spinach, packed 2 Tbsp. chia seeds ¼ tsp. fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 Tbsp. maple syrup Directions: Whisk together almond milk with chia seeds; refrigerate 10 minutes while chia seeds gel. Add remaining ingredients to a…

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      • Tangerine Salsa

          If you’re sweet on citrus, this tropical-inspired salsa will be your new favorite game day treat! Honey-sweet tangerines and fresh-squeezed lime add refreshing, tangy-sweet flavor to traditional tomato salsa, while a splash of hot sauce adds extra zip. Great for holiday parties, this citrusy salsa will be a hit with the whole family. Ingredients: 4 or 5 Hale Groves Honey-Sweet Tangerines 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 small red onion, chopped fine 6 ripe Roma tomatoes, chopped 1 Tbsp. lime juice, fresh squeezed 2 tsp hot sauce Sea salt, to taste Directions: Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.…

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        • Navel Orange Cheesecake Breakfast Rolls

            Looking for a special treat on a Thanksgiving or Christmas morning? These citrus-y rolls make a nice alternative to traditional cinnamon. For best flavor, use juice and zest from a Hale Groves Navel Orange. To make these rolls ahead of a special occasion, prepare, shape and place the rolls in a baking pan as directed, then cover and refrigerate overnight. Let them come to room temperature before baking and glazing. Be sure to refrigerate any leftovers (if there are any, which we doubt!). Ingredients: For the rolls: 2 packages (1/4 oz. each) active dry yeast ¾ c. warm water 1¾…

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          • Maple Pear Oat Smoothie

              Full of luscious pears and fall-tasting maple syrup and cinnamon, this dessert-smoothie will invigorate and rejuvenate you from the inside out. Thick, creamy and sweet! Ingredients: 2 Hale Groves Pears, cored and sliced 1 c. vanilla oat milk 1 c. whole milk Greek yogurt 1 pinch cinnamon 2 Tbsp. maple syrup 1 c. crushed ice Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender, mix and serve!

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            • Healthy Apple Pear Cake

                Got apples and pears to use up? This healthy cake is perfect for dessert or with your morning coffee! No eggs or butter necessary…it’s moist and flavorful thanks to the fruit inside. Chopped pecans give it a bit of crunch, while fragrant cinnamon adds a taste of autumn. Ingredients: 3 Hale Groves Orchard Apples, peeled, cored and chopped 3 Hale Groves Pears (any variety), peeled, cored and chopped 2 c. flour ½ c. white sugar 1 Tbsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt 2 tsp. cinnamon ½ c. pecans, chopped 1 c. milk 1 Tbsp. brown sugar…

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              • Plum Orange Jam

                  Quick and easy to make and just 25 calories per one tablespoon, this late-summer jam explodes with citrusy flavor! Enjoy it in place of grape jelly on toast, English muffins, or fresh, homemade biscuits. Ingredients: 4½ lbs. Hale Groves Empress Plums, chopped 1 c. orange juice 1 package (1¾ oz.) pectin 3 c. sugar 3 Tbsp. grated orange zest 1½ tsp. cinnamon Directions: In a Dutch oven, combine plums and orange juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until softened (about 5-7 minutes). Stir in pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat,…

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                • Peach Kale Breakfast Smoothie

                    Sweet enough to satisfy your cravings, but a nutritional powerhouse thanks to vitamin-rich kale and healthy and delicious peaches, this quick and easy smoothie is a colorful, yummy way to start your day! Grated ginger gives it the right touch of heat, while crunchy almonds add texture. Tip: Got some peaches that need to be used up? Freeze them to use later in this simple recipe! Ingredients: 4-5 fresh Hale Groves Peach slices 1 cup frozen peach slices ¾ c. chopped kale with stems removed, divided ½ c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk ¼ c. plain low-fat yogurt 2 tsp. lemon…

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                  • Hale Groves Navel Orange Dream Cups

                      At less than 120 calories per serving, these dream cups are a creamy, delicious, guilt-free treat! The hollowed-out orange peels add a touch of elegance to any party, while the light and fluffy filling is packed with refreshing citrus flavor. Ingredients: 4 large Hale Groves Navel Oranges 1 (3 oz.) package orange gelatin 1 c. boiling water 1½ c. fat-free frozen vanilla yogurt Copy: Cut each orange in half widthwise; remove fruit from both halves, leaving shells intact. Set shells aside. Section orange pulp, then dice (discard orange juice or save for another use). In large bowl, dissolve gelatin in…

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                    • Bacon Pear Salad with Parmesan Garlic Dressing

                        The warm, comforting flavors will win over the pickiest eaters in your family, guaranteed! An elegant side dish for any menu, this unique salad blends sweet pears with savory bacon and cheese with a tasty dressing that will elevate any meal. Whether you serve it for a weeknight dinner or a holiday gathering, it’s sure to impress! Tip: for less of a spicy kick, substitute Monterey Jack for the Pepper Jack cheese. Ingredients: For the salad: 2 Hale Groves Pears, thinly sliced 2 c. leaf lettuce, chopped 2 c. fresh kale, chopped 1 c. Pepper Jack cheese, shredded 4 bacon…

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