Salad Dressings and Vinaigrette — Combine in a blender ½ cup Herkner Farms Fruit Drizzle Topping (any variety), ¼ cup fresh chives or shallots, 2 to 3 tablespoons cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice, and 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil; puree until blended; add water or vegetable broth to reach desired consistency; season to taste with salt and pepper.
Marinades — Combine Herkner Farms Fruit Drizzle Topping (any variety) and fresh lemon, lime juice or balsamic vinegar and use as a marinade for chicken, pork or fish.
Muffins and Quick Breads — Add 1/3 to ½ cup Herkner Farms Fruit Drizzle Topping (your choice) to muffin and quick bread recipes for added flavor and moisture (no need to alter other ingredients).
Cracker Spread — Blend Herkner Farms Fruit Drizzle Topping with equal parts light cream cheese and spread on whole-grain crackers or bruschetta.
Stir Fries — Combine ½ cup Herkner Farms Fruit Drizzle Topping (any variety), 2 to 3 tablespoons soy sauce or hoisin sauce and 2 tablespoons mirin or rice wine; add the mixture to stir fries for the last minute of cooking.
Breakfast Syrup — Heat Herkner Farms Fruit Drizzle Topping until warm, then drizzle over pancakes, waffles, scones and French toast. For a fruit-filled version, add fresh fruit to the warm drizzle topping just before serving (add blueberries to blueberry drizzle topping, cherries to cherry drizzle topping, etc.)
Smoothies — Herkner Farms Fruit Drizzle Topping is an excellent option when fresh fruit isn’t available. Puree in a blender low-fat yogurt, fruit drizzle topping and a little fresh lemon, lime or orange juice.
Sandwich Spread — Blend Herkner Farms Fruit Drizzle Topping with equal parts spreadable goat cheese and use as a sandwich spread with smoked ham and turkey. Fabulous in Panini (pressed sandwiches) too.
Better Braising — After searing chicken, turkey, tenderloin, pork loin chops, steak or meatballs, add ¼ to 1/3 cup Herkner Farms Fruit Drizzle Topping (any variety) to the braising liquid (broth) and simmer until ready to serve.
Dessert Glaze — Drizzle Herkner Farms Fruit Drizzle Topping over frozen yogurt or use as a glaze for fruit tarts.
Wonton Tostadas — Arrange wonton wrappers on a baking sheet and coat with cooking spray; bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes, until lightly toasted. Arrange baked wrappers on a platter, top with Herkner Farms Fruit Drizzle Topping, fresh fruit and powdered sugar or light whipped cream.
Angel Food Napoleon — Spread Herkner Farms Fruit Drizzle Topping (your favorite flavor) between 3 to 4 thin layers of sliced angel food cake to create a napoleon with 3 to 4 layers.
Icing on the Cake — Blend Herkner Farms Fruit Drizzle Topping with light cream cheese to create unique icings for carrot cake and other cakes, such as banana and zucchini.
Pinwheel Sushi — Spread nut butter (peanut, almond) on a whole grain tortilla, top with Herkner Farms Fruit Drizzle Topping and whole-grain cereal or granola; roll up and slice crosswise into pinwheels.
Better Curry — Combine ½ cup chicken broth, ½ cup Herkner Farms Fruit Drizzle Topping (such as cherry or peach), ½ cup curry paste, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and ½ teaspoon garlic powder; use as the braising liquid for seared chicken, pork, steak, and shrimp; garnish with fresh cilantro.