I first discovered you on a family trip to Europe. You showed up at every breakfast and as I smothered you on toast I thought to myself “Hmm you’re good.” But why are you so good? What makes you different? Maybe it’s your 120 year old recipe. Maybe it’s your European roots. Maybe it’s because your family-owned company was committed to preserving fruits as gently and carefully as possible. Maybe it’s because you’re no jam – you’re a fruit spread that comes in delicious unique flavors like Black Cherry, Red Currant, Black Currant and my personal favorite, Bitter Orange. You’re not made of junk or full of high fructose corn syrup; you’re 100% natural, baby. With your higher fruit content and variety of flavors, no wonder you’re preferred by personal chefs everywhere.
Psst: Did you know you’re even good in coffee? Call me crazy, but a little dab of your Black Cherry flavor in the bottom of my coffee cup has been delighting me every morning.
You don’t just spread goodness on food, you spread goodness to the world when you donated over $32,000 in 2016 to Feed The Children to help families in need. You’re even giving shoppers a chance to win a food shopping gift card – but more on that later. To top this all off (and most importantly) you helped me out with Thanksgiving when I was in a jam. (Sorry, that pun was totally intended.) You gave me not one but 2 quick and easy appetizers and the product you sent was so pretty I’m not only using you in my recipes, I’m using you as a kitchen island decoration (AND I plan to give you out as gifts after. Man, are you multitalented.)
I love your German Wiener recipe because a) I like saying Wiener and b) The Crock Pot and I are besties.
These puppies took me 2 minutes to prepare this morning!
This Brie app also took me 2 minutes and made me feel like a true Kitchen Hero. Surprise in the middle!
Wait, is there a little monkey behind me? Wait until Thanksgiving kiddo!
GERMAN WIENERS WITH HERO BLACK CURRANT
1 (12) jar of Hero Black Currant Fruit Spread
1 (10 oz.) jar of spicy German Style Mustard
2 (16 oz.) packages of Small German Wieners
2 hrs. 10 min.
Mix Hero Black Currant Fruit Spread and Mustard together in mixing bowl.
Add wieners to the mixture.
Place full mixture in Crock Pot – cook on LOW for 2 hours.
BRIE STUFFED WITH HERO BLACK CURRANT & WALNUTS
1 Round of Brie Cheese
1 (12 oz.) jar Hero Black Currant Fruit Spread
6 oz. finely chopped walnuts
Slice the round of Brie with one straight HORIZONTAL CUT to create round portions.
Spread Hero Black Currant Fruit Spread on bottom half of the cheese round
Sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top of the Hero Black Currant Fruit Spread
Place top layer of cheese round on top (like a sandwich)
Garnish for color
HERO SPREAD THE GOODNESS HOLIDAY SWEEPSTAKES
And now let’s spread a little goodness in your pocket… head over to their website and enter the Hero Spread The Goodness Holiday Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $500 grocery store gift card at participating Hero Fruit Spread retailers like, ShopRite, Stop & Shop, ACME, Kings/Balducci’s and others. Secondary prizes include Holiday Gift Baskets filled with imported, European Specialty Foods. For entry form and official rules just go to: http://www.herofruitspreads.com.
No purchase Necessary and ends 12/31/16.
This post was written in conjunction with Euro-American brands who supplied Hero Fruit Spread products so that I could share these recipes with you.