The Sweeter Side of Winter Recipes

With winter quickly approaching, diners are looking for exciting ways to warm chilly days. Winter is the best season to binge on seasonal delicacies that are not only finger-licking good, but also packed with multiple benefits that help you stay warm and strengthen your immunity. Try adding some fresh, produce inspired dessert items to your holiday menu. These simple, yet warm and cozy recipes will be sure to make your restaurant become the go-to guilty pleasure station this season.


Pomegranate Arugula Salad

A lively combination of sharp arugula, citrus orange, mellow walnut, tangy blue cheese and tart pomegranates, this salad is perfect for lighter holiday fare.

You will need:

1/2 cup                 pomegranate seeds 995035

1 qty.                    mandarin orange 241464

2 qty.                    medium bunches fresh arugula, rinsed 993678

1/3 cup                 roasted walnut 015253

1/2 cup                 blue cheese 456314

6 tbs.                    extra virgin olive oil 490364

1 1/2 tsp.              red wine vinegar 310219

1/8 tsp.                 ground pepper 562043

1/8 tsp.                 kosher salt 550335


Whisk kosher salt, ground pepper and red wine vinegar in a medium sized bowl. Slowly add olive oil, whisk until vinaigrette is completely emulsified. In a large bowl, coat fresh arugula with vinaigrette. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds, mandarin orange, roasted walnut and blue cheese on top and serve.




Apple Pecan Maple Pancakes

A heavenly way to start the day! Diners will delight in this rich, decadent breakfast option for the holiday season. Be sure to use a heavy nonstick griddle or a well-seasoned cast iron skillet for even heat distribution.

You will need:

2 tbs.                     brown sugar 631194

2 tsp.                     baking powder 526527

1/2 tsp.                 salt 010719

1/2 tsp.                 ground cinnamon 560197

3/4 cup                 milk 950348

2 qty.                    eggs, separated 470211

1 tsp.                    vanilla extract 571039

1/2 cup                 apple, finely chopped 014274

1/2 cup                 pecan, finely chopped 018920

1                           apple, peeled and cut 014274

1/2 cup                 pecan, whole 018920


In a bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in milk, egg yolks and vanilla.  Add finely chopped apples and pecans. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into the batter. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a hot greased griddle or skillet. Turn when bubbles begin to form and the edges are golden. Cook until the second side is golden.  Top with peeled apple, whole pecan and maple syrup and serve.




Baked Pear with Honey and Walnuts

Simple and delicious – this combination of baked pears with warm honey and walnuts is the perfect winter dessert! Try caramelized walnuts for added sweetness and crunch.

You will need:

2 qty.                    large pears 993238

1/4 tsp.                 ground cinnamon 560197

2 tsp.                    honey 013104

1/4 cup                 walnut, crushed 015253

1 scp.                   ice cream, vanilla 014886


Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut pears in half, core center then place on a baking sheet. Top with walnuts and sprinkle with cinnamon then drizzle honey on each half. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove, let cool. Serve with a scoop of ice cream.


2 Responses to “The Sweeter Side of Winter Recipes”

  1. Hal Puchalski

    Great Looking Recipes Thank You very much

    Cannot wait to try!

  2. Mahan

    I like this recipe very much. But, my favorite fruit is Mango.
    Is this possible to make this item with mango? Specially with ripe mango.


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