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Sweet and Delicious Driscoll’s Berries

by Nicole on May 20, 2013

I love the taste of fresh berries in the summer! When I was young and went to day camp we picked wild raspberries in the woods near the camp and I remember eating so many of them right from the vine – so yummy! I frequently buy raspberries, strawberries and blueberries especially in the summer when the prices are more reasonable and love to have a simple dish of berries for dessert or make something more elaborate using the berries!

Family owned for over 100 years, Driscoll’s is passionate about growing premium fresh berries. Our strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and organic berries are sweet, juicy and naturally wholesome. Packed with antioxidants, fiber and vitamins, they’re a healthy treat for any time of the day. Driscoll’s offers exclusive berry recipes, including healthy berry recipes, for all your menu needs. Trust Driscoll’s to provide the highest quality and best tasting fresh berries.

My family loves berries and the Driscoll’s site has a HUGE selection of delicious sounding recipes! I loved looking through them to pick out something delicious! I wanted to use the berries to make a main course since I think it’s a different way to use the berries than for dessert.  I made these sweet and spicy raspberry wings – the picture is from Driscoll’s (theirs came out prettier than mine did!).  The recipe was easy and these wings were really good – everyone scarfed them down in my house right away and asked for seconds!

Sweet and Spicy Raspberry Wings

Sweet and Spicy Raspberry Wings

Ingredients

  • Raspberry Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup minced yellow onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 packages (6 ounces or 1 1/3 cups each) Driscoll's Raspberries
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons light molasses
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot red pepper sauce
  • Chicken Wingettes
  • Vegetable oil spray for the baking sheet
  • 4 pounds chicken wingettes
  • 2 tablespoons chili or Madras-style curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Raspberry Sauce
  2. Heat the oil in heavy-bottomed, medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring often, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the raspberries, brown sugar, molasses, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, mustard and hot red pepper sauce and bring to a simmer. Note: for a less spicy sauce reduce amount of hot red pepper sauce to 1/4 teaspoon. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring often, until the raspberries are soft and the juices are slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a blender. With the blender lid ajar, puree the raspberry mixture. Separate into two portions and let cool. Reserve one portion for the glaze and one for dipping later.
  3. Chicken Wingettes
  4. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with the oil.
  5. Pat the chicken wingettes dry with a paper towel then toss them in chili powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Spread on the baking sheet. Roast, turning once, until the wings are browned and show no sign of pink when pieced at the bone with the tip of a knife, about 35 minutes. Brush with some of the sauce and roast until glazed, about 2 1/2 minutes. Turn, brush with more sauce, and bake until glazed, about 2 1/2 minutes longer. Transfer remaining sauce to a small serving bowl. Transfer the wings to a platter and serve warm, with remaining sauce for dipping
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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Robin O May 20, 2013 at 9:03 am

Great use of berries! I am totally ready for summer strawberry shortcakes!
We love munching on plain berries too–so tasty by themselves!

2 Debbie Welchert May 20, 2013 at 10:38 am

I buy the blackberries all year long and my grandson just loves them. He loves any kind of berry. I checked out some of Driscoll’s recipes and I really want to try the Blackberry Mojito without the alcohol. It looks so good.

3 Zan Caperton May 20, 2013 at 10:53 am

I love berries and this is a great way to use themM

4 ELIZA ELLIOT May 20, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I love these…have you tried them on toast with a little pumpkin pie spice? yummy for sure!

5 Betsy Barnes May 20, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Great recipe! Love all kinds of berries :)

6 Julie Wood May 20, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Driscoll berries are the best! They always taste fresh and they are great to use in recipes! Thanks for this awesome recipe!

7 Jamie Kelsey May 20, 2013 at 11:09 pm

I have not been able to find this brand strawberries, b the rasberry and blueberry’s are great.

8 Joyce Chatman May 20, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Favorite brand of strawberries.

9 Amy Orvin May 21, 2013 at 9:15 am

I love berries in the summer too. My mom and I also like to make smoothies with berries.

10 Dawn G May 22, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it.

11 Maralea May 23, 2013 at 6:39 pm

This looks wonderful! Will have to give it a try!

12 Blessie Nelson May 23, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Love Driscolls a lot! So reliably sweet always. our desserts always taste great with it.

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