What's Tasty at Sigona's Farmers Market

November 17, 2010

John Sigona’s Dried Fruit Pick of the Week

Filed under: Dried Fruit & Nut Specials — Tags: , , — Sigona's @ 10:14 am

John Sigona’s Dried Fruit Pick of the Week

John Sigona partners with local farmers to get spectacular prices on all your favorite dried fruits & nuts!

Two very special holiday items to offer this Thanksgiving season:

We all know how wonderful pecan pies and cookies are – and don’t forget how many ways you can use dried cranberries! Take advantage of this great price to stock up – have fun baking!

Also, raw pecans are another nut that is full of health benefits – and they make a nice little snack all by their lonesome.

John Sigona, our dried fruit and nut buyer.

Our Special and hard to find dried cranberries are on special right now – these are not your ordinary, fructose infused cranberries (everybody and anybody sells those) — Ours are East Coast APPLE JUICE INFUSED CRANBERRIES. Yes, they are sweetened with apple juice, and that truly does makes them a healthier alternative, not to mention their great flavor.

Here are a few reasons to get excited about this terrific Special:

East Coast, apple juice infused dried cranberries are delicious, excellent, rare, all natural, have no added sweeteners and no sulfur.

SOME  NUTRITIONAL AND HEALTH BENFITS:

  • Good source of fiber, Vitamin C, calcium and iron
  • High in antioxidants

Add them to the following for a little zest in your life:

  • Salads, (I love them in a healthy spring mix salad!)
  • Stuffings
  • Cereals
  • Breads (they’re great in pumpkin breads)
  • Cookies
  • Trail Mixes
  • Sandwiches

Here’s a sandwich recipe I love! On your favorite whole grain bread, with your favorite condiments, try avocado, lettuce or alfalfa sprouts, tomato (preferably heirlooms), sliced red onion and fresh turkey or chicken. Then sprinkle on a handful of dried cranberries – delicious!

Also, here is a recipe for pecan pie from the makers of Karo syrup – it’s one of my favorites!

Classic Pecan Pie

Prep Time:  5 minutes, Cook Time:  60 to 70 minutes, Chill Time:  2 hours, Yield:  8 servings

  • 1 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) pecans
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked or frozen** deep-dish pie crust

Directions:

1.      Preheat oven to 350°F.

2.      Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into pie crust.

3.      Bake on center rack of oven for 60 to 70 minutes (see tips for doneness, below). Cool for 2 hours on wire rack before serving.

4.      **To use prepared frozen pie crust: Place cookie sheet in oven and preheat oven as directed. Pour filling into frozen crust and bake on preheated cookie sheet.

5.      RECIPE TIPS: Pie is done when center reaches 200°F. Tap center surface of pie lightly – it should spring back when done. For easy clean up, spray pie pan with cooking spray before placing pie crust in pan. If pie crust is overbrowning, cover edges with foil.

6.      NUTRITION TIP: To reduce calories, substitute new Karo® Lite Syrup for the Karo® Light or Dark Corn Syrup.

7.      High Altitude Adjustments: Reduce sugar to 2/3 cup and increase butter to 3 tablespoons. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.

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1 Comment »

  1. thanks for the recipe always looking for healthy alternatives.

    Comment by don — November 17, 2010 @ 1:50 pm


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