Category: Recipes

In the Kitchen: Almond Flour

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Almond Flour: Another great thing about almonds is that they are able to be used in so many different ways. Almond flour and almond meal are made when the almonds are finely ground into powders; the flour consisting only the insides of the blanched meats and the meal consisting of the

Bella Viva Pecan Stuffing

Pecan Stuffing: This recipe comes to us from my family to yours just in time for Thanksgiving, thank you grandma Joan for sharing. The recipe can be easily doubled or tripled for larger gatherings, just keep the ratios the same. I prefer to leave out the butter because Bella Viva Pecans are so rich and

Blueberry Yogurt Muffins

Congratulations to Nerine A. from Texas for winning first prize in the 2015 Bella Viva Recipe Contest! Her Blueberry Yogurt Muffins are to die for. We enjoyed their scrumptious combination of textures and flavors. The crumbly outside is complimented by the moist inside; which is made possible by a generous wallop of yogurt. To top

Sweet and Salty Fig Bars

Congratulations to Debra D. for winning second prize in the 2015 Bella Viva Recipe Contest! Her sweet and salty fig bars were delicious. We enjoyed the unique blend of flavors and the buttery rich taste. The beauty of this recipe is you can mix and match any dried fruit and nuts, such as: raisins, dates, prunes,

Harvest Apple Pie

Congratulations to Janeen T. of Illinois for winning third prize in the 2015 Bella Viva Recipe Contest! This apple pie is loaded with fruit. We love the sweet fruity taste and the occasional crunch from the walnuts. Ingredients: Crust: 1 heaping cup flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 rounded Tablespoons Crisco shortening Ice

Apricot Habañero Jam

Congratulations to Gail H. from Tennessee for winning third prize in the 2015 Bella Viva Recipe Contest! This was by far the most unique recipe we received for the contest. Who would have thought to combine our dried apricots with peppers and vinegar? We loved spreading this jam over bagels with cream cheese. Ingredients: 1

Christmas Fruit Cake

Description This recipe comes from our family to yours. Beatrice Martino, the sister of our owner Victor Martino, created this wonderful no-bake fruit cake years ago and it has been a family staple ever since. It doesn’t feel like Christmas until this tasty desert is made. It has been passed on from Beatrice to Victor’s

Harvest Crumble

Description Paul Decker of New York presented Bella Viva with this marvelous desert as an entry in our Online Bake Off. We awarded his recipe first prize ($100 Bella Viva Certificate) based on: taste, quality, revelant use of dried fruit and ease of baking. We invite you to experiment with any and all of our

Cranberry Orange Pockets

Description This delicious recipe was submitted for our November 2011 Online Bake Off by Lele Hicks. We were so overwhelmed by the pockets’ crunchy outside and juicy sweet inside that we awarded this recipe first place. Thanks Lele! The beauty with all of our baking recipes is that you can get creative and sample other

Bella Viva Scones

Description At Bella Viva we love baking with our dried fruit! We have even diced our most delectable dried fruits for your convenience in the kitchen, including: Tangy Apricots, Yellow Peaches, White Peaches, Yellow Nectarines, White Nectarines, Pears, Dapple Dandy Pluots and Betty Anne Plums. Thanks to Mary A. of Sacramento for sending us this tasty