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Taste Test: Cascadian Farm Frozen Fruit

Our editors transform frozen berries and peaches into impressive (and easy!) desserts, breakfasts and creative cocktails. See what they made.
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Triple Berry Galette 

Rustic, freeform, foolproof. Those three words will always lure me into trying a new recipe. And since a galette can be described by each of those adjectives, I’m still kicking myself for not making one until now. I didn’t follow a recipe—though we have a great triple berry and rhubarb galette on the site—opting to wing it. I topped a 9-inch refrigerated piecrust on a parchment-lined baking sheet and topped it with a handful of each Cascadian Farm frozen blackberries, strawberries and raspberries, leaving a little space around the edges so there was enough crust to fold over the berries. Then I brushed the folded crust with a little cream to help it brown, and sprinkled a tablespoon of sugar over the whole thing before popping in a 400-degree oven for about 15-20 minutes. Since I didn’t add any flour to the fruit, the filling was on the juicy side, but that made it even more delicious. Only thing I’ll do differently next time is serve each slice with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream! —Erin Madsen, executive editor

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Dutch Baby Pancake with Berry Topping 

What is it about a bright mix of berries and powdered sugar that instantly seems fancy? You can use them to top almost anything, but with easy elegance in mind, I decide to try Betty’s five-star Dutch Baby Pancake with Berry Topping. The whole thing took just 10 minutes to pull together and the oohs and ahhs from my fellow editors made me feel like a rock star. Not bad for a weekday breakfast! I definitely know what I’ll be making the next time I have overnight guests in town. —Kayla Knudson, managing editor

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3-Ingredient Peach Flip 

While it’s true I’m a lady of many talents, I’ll be the first to tell you that cocktail mixology isn’t one of them. When happy hour rolls around, fumbling with shot glasses, shakers and hard-to-find mixers just doesn’t suit my style. Instead, I’m all about ease, especially if I’m entertaining. Which might explain my love for mixing up drinks by the pitcherful, including many in the blender. When I saw this three-ingredient Peach Flip on Pinterest, I had to try it out with the bag of Cascadian Farm Premium Organic Sliced Peaches burning a hole in my freezer. A simple combination of vodka, lemon-lime soda and a bag of frozen peaches, whizzed in the blender for a few minutes, totally hit the spot with tons of juicy peach flavor and just the right amount of boozy fizz. I’m now set on stashing a bag of these peaches in my freezer, so a sip of summertime is always just a few minutes away. —Meghan McAndrews, senior editor

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Berry, Kale and Ginger Smoothie 

My idea of the perfect day-starter is a fresh fruit and veggie smoothie. For this one, I blended a handful of each Cascadian Farm frozen blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, fresh kale, ginger and a splash of OJ, but you can easily mix and match veggies and fruit according to your liking. One of the pluses of frozen fruit is that it’s easy to buy in bulk which means fewer trips to the store. Plus, you’ll always have some on hand for busy mornings when you need something to keep you full and focused into the afternoon. —Claire Davidson, associate editor



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