Category: Recipes

In the Kitchen: Baked Apple Hand Pies

Leave the deep fat fryer in the closet, ‘cause you’re about to enjoy this healthier dessert that’s long on sweetness and flakiness and short on the guilt. So pick your favorite varieties of sweet or tart Bella Viva Orchards’ Dried Apples and fire up that oven! It’s delish time in your house! Yields: 12 hand

In the Kitchen: Savory Prune Chicken

This flavor-packed dinner entrée features Bella Viva Orchards’ Dried Prunes made savory with briny capers, green olives, fresh garden herbs and earthy bay leaves. Your family and friends will love this dish. We’re sure it’ll make them feel indulged. Yields: 4 servings Prep Time: 15 minutesMarinate Time: 8 to 24 hoursCook Time: about 30 minutesTotal

In the Kitchen: Stuffed Peaches and Nectarines

This recipe featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Dried Peaches and Nectarines crowned with chopped Pistachio Kernels makes a sweet and pretty treat. The taste of summer is in each bite! Yields: 12 treats Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 11 minutes (10 minutes for fruit, 1 minute for syrup) Total Time: About 1 hour Ingredients: 6

In the Kitchen: Lemon Yogurt Blueberry Bread

Bella Viva Orchards’ Dried Lemon Powder makes a great flavor partner for our Dried Blueberries in this easy and addictive bread. You can enjoy this sweet and tangy bread for breakfast, with a cuppa coffee, or topped with fresh mixed berries and whipped cream for dessert. Yields: 2 loaves Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time:

In the Kitchen: Oatmeal Cherry Cacao Nib Cookies

The combination of Bella Viva Orchards’ Dried Cherries with cacao nibs conjures up images of decadence – but with reduced guilt. These fast and easy treats are on the healthier side through the use of whole wheat flour and plant-based cacao nibs. Kids of all ages will devour these treats, so you might want to

In the Kitchen: Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti

When you make this recipe featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Cranberries, Pistachio Kernels and Orange Powder, we’re sure you’ll find they’re worth the extra time to prepare. They’re so easy to make and are perfect as a dessert, teatime sweet or quick breakfast (we won’t tell)! Yields: About 18 biscotti Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time:

In the Kitchen: Carrot, Raisin and Pecan Cupcakes

These easy cupcakes featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Almond Flour, Pecans and Raisins are packed with flavor and are sure to be a hit any time of the year. For Easter, try decorating them with our pastel-hued Jordan Almonds and purchased sugared Easter decorations. The frosting can simply be applied with a spatula if desired. Somebunny’s

In the Kitchen: Broccoli Salad

This easy and tasty salad recipe featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Dried Cranberries, Roasted Salted Sunflower Seeds and Chopped Almonds brings a punch of crunchy greens and good nutrition to spring days. Your whole family will love it! Yields: 4 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Refrigerate: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: ¼ cup best

In the Kitchen: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Spoil your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with these delicious and juicy Chocolate Covered Strawberries topped with Bella Viva Orchards’ Sliced Almonds, Shredded Coconut and Pecan Pieces. Nothing screams romantic dessert more than these heavenly heart-shaped gems and you just can’t go wrong with a sweet and thoughtful surprise like this! Yields: 1 dozen strawberries Prep

In the Kitchen: Apricot Walnut Scones

This easy and tasty scone recipe featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Dried Apricots, Walnut Pieces and Golden Thompson Raisins comes to us from Marcy Goldman, a Bella Viva fan from Montreal, Canada. Enjoy these make-again scones for breakfast, on your coffee break or gift them to friends and neighbors. Thanks, Marcy! Yields: 8 to 10 scones