Hickory Farms' Guide to a Fresh Take on Gourmet Fruit Gift Baskets

Juicy. Crunchy. Sweet. These are some of our favorite things about fresh, ripe fruit. Our collection of gourmet fruit gift baskets includes apples, pears, oranges and other mouth-watering fruits that are hand-packed at the perfect moment to ensure your recipient receives their fruit gift box at its peak. Your fruit gift can be enjoyed as is, or you can get creative with our fruit gift basket ideas to create dishes that you and guests are sure to love.

Tropical fruit saladFresh Take on Fruit

Serve a healthy tropical fruit salad as an appetizer, side dish or dessert at your next party for a tasty treat that you and your guests can feel good about. You can mix and match items from our gourmet fruit gift baskets to make a tropical fruit salad throughout the winter months for a refreshing addition to any event. Slice oranges, kiwis and mangos into bite-size pieces and mix together in a decorative serving bowl for any party. Guests are sure to find fruit options they will love in this flavorful mix.

Baked apples with cinnamon

A perennial favorite that you are sure to enjoy is a comforting classic baked apples recipe. The specially selected and hand-packed Fuji Apples featured in our fruit gift basket are a great option for this dish that can be served as a snack or dessert. Remove the cores of the apple to a half inch before the bottom and make the holes 1 inch wide. In a bowl, combine ¼ cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ cup chopped raisins and ¼ cup chopped pecans. Place apples in a baking pan, fill apples with mixture and dot apples with ¼ tablespoon butter. Add boiling water to the pan without covering the apples completely and bake apples in a 375°F pre-heated oven for 30 to 40 minutes until the apples are soft and the inviting aroma of apple cinnamon begins to fill your home.

Poached pears

Our fruit gift box varieties are filled with delicious Red D'Anjou and Crown Comice pears that make the perfect foundation for a poached pears recipe. Simply combine 1 cup sugar, 3 cups red wine, one cinnamon stick and four whole cloves into a pan and bring to a boil while stirring to melt the sugar. Add pear halves, reduce heat and cook for 10 minutes. Then, remove pears, cloves and cinnamon and continue cooking wine and sugar mixture until liquid becomes syrupy. Return pears to pan and cook for an additional five minutes while spooning syrup over pears.

Get fresh with gourmet fruit gift baskets

Turn your favorite fruit gift basket into something even more special when you select one of our assortments of fruit gifts and make these simple recipes. Whether you're cooking for a party or just want to keep a fresh and healthy treat around the house, a hand-packed fresh fruit gift box from Hickory Farms is an ideal choice. Search for your favorites now, and stock your refrigerator with ripe and delicious fruit every season.