I participated in Mom Blog Tour at the Summer Fancy Food Show (#MomBlogTourFF) on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers and received Dole Fruit n’ Spice products to facilitate my review. The opinions here are my own. You can read my full disclosure policy here.
DOLE Fruit N’ Spice
My kids go through fruit like crazy and I try to get more and more of it into my diet, too. I admit I’m not great at that but I have gotten better thanks to DOLE Fruit n’ Spice. Fruit n’ Spice are brand new products on the market and you’ll find them in your freezer section.
I was introduced to this product at the Summer Fancy Food Show in NYC this past summer and immediately loved it. This makes healthy snacking tasty and SO easy!
DOLE Fruit n’ Spice comes in three varieties:
- Honey Lime Pineapple Chunks
- Cinnamon Apple Slices
- Chili Lime Mango Chunks
They are all natural, real frozen fruit combined with chef-inspired spice blends. And they’re so full of flavor! I love this spin on making fruit fun to eat.
I was able to try all three varieties. The Cinnamon Apple Slices are so yummy. They remind me of an apple pie (or apple dumplings as you’ll see!). The Chili Lime Mango Chunks have a bit of heat to them and my first thought was that they’d be awesome in a salsa recipe.
My hands-down favorite are the Honey Lime Pineapple Chunks. These are SO good. I pour a bunch into a ramekin and snack on them, even half frozen. They are perfectly flavored and sweet and fresh. I love them.
DOLE Fruit ‘n Spice are so versatile, too. As I mentioned, they make healthy snacking really easy, but they’re also delicious in so many recipes. If you like smoothies, these are a great way to kick them up with some new flavors. And if you like dessert, well…I gotcha covered.
Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings Recipe
Fall screams for all things apple and apple dumplings have to be my favorite apple dessert. We have a little farm show every October in my town and there’s a food stand there that sells them and we go over just to get one every year. Sooo good!
The DOLE Fruit N’ Spice Cinnamon Apple Slices are perfect for making Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings a bit easier (no apples to chop!) and just as delicious.
I mean…. Just look at that. This is a pan of beauty right here.
An apple dumpling is best served warm with vanilla ice cream. (They charge extra for the ice cream at the farm show, and I pay it!) Here’s the recipe so you can make these at home. We’ll probably still go to the farm show but I might just save $5 this year. 😉 These dumplings are even better the next day! After they're cooled the sauce thickens up nicely and they're delicious reheated. Just don't forget the ice cream!
When I say arrange the apple slices in a muffin tin in the shape of an apple, really what we’re doing is just making it easy to grab them and get them inside of the dough. If you place them vertically and stacked side by side in a cup, it holds them in place and simplifies the process. The muffin tin is just a handy way to ‘hold’ your apples.
These dumplings are even better the next day! After they're cooled the sauce thickens up nicely and they're delicious reheated. Just don't forget the ice cream!
These are so, so good. Just full of flavor and absolute comfort food at its best.
Yum! There’s one of the delicious DOLE Fruit n’ Spice apples. I think I’ll be making these again VERY soon. Happy fall y’all!
The generous folks at DOLE are offering my readers a great giveaway! One of you will win a DOLE Fruit n’ Spice prize pack that includes an assortment of flavors! This giveaway is open to US residents only, ages 18+, and will end at 11:59pm ET on October 15, 2016.
One winner per household, email address, or home address. If you have won this prize on another blog you are ineligible to win again. Winner must have a U.S.-based address to receive the prize.