CARE & HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS

CARE & HANDLING OF YOUR CHATMAN J CAKE

If you plan to serve your cake soon after it arrives, remove the cake from its wrappings (dispose of the packing material) cover it lightly with waxed paper or plastic wrap and thaw it on your countertop or overnight in your refrigerator.   It should be served at room temperature for maximum taste.    Loaf cakes are dense so allow ample time to defrost.  You can keep the defrosted cake in your refrigerator for 7 days

Freezing Your cake:

If you don’t plan to serve your cake after it arrives, keep it in its original wrapping, insert it in a plastic bag or double wrap it with plastic wrap and keep it in your freezer.  It will retain its flavor and freshness for up to 3 weeks.  BACK TO TOP

CARE & HANDLING OF YOUR CHATMAN J PIE

If you plan to serve your pie soon after it arrives, remove it from its wrapping (dispose of the packing material), cover it lightly with waxed paper or plastic wrap and thaw it on your countertop or overnight in your refrigerator. Do not remove it from its foil pie pan.   Pies can be served at room temperature or lightly heated at approximately 225 degrees for up to 20 minutes.  Be sure and place the pie in its foil pie pan on a baking sheet.  
Any leftover pie will remain fresh and tasty in your refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Freezing your Pie:

Your pie will arrive frozen.  If you would like to keep it frozen, we recommend keeping it in its plastic packaging (dispose of packing material) and double wrapping it in a plastic freezer bag, tin foil, or plastic wrap. Place it in your freezer.  Frozen your pie will remain fresh for up to 2 weeks.  BACK TO TOP

CARE & HANDLING OF YOUR CHATMAN J SWEET POTATO CHEESECAKE

       Your Sweet Potato Cheese Cake is frozen. Remove it from the packing material, cover it lightly with plastic wrap or waxed paper, and defrost it in your refrigerator overnight.  It is best served chilled.  Just before serving, for a decorative touch and if you like the taste of orange with sweet potato, add mandarin oranges.  You may want to glaze your oranges.  Jean’s recipe for glaze is included.    Left overs of the plain pie will last in your refrigerator for a week.  If you add mandarins, we recommend eating within one or two days.  
       Only plain cheese cakes can be frozen for later use.  When it arrives remove the packing material and immediately place it in the freezer.  We recommend double wrapping it in tin foil or plastic wrap or in a large freezer bag to preserve the flavor. BACK TO TOP

JEAN'S SIMPLE APRICOT GLAZE

Ingredients
½ cup apricot jam or preserves
1 tbs water or liquid from the Mandarin Oranges

Instructions: 
Heat the jam and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until the jam is melted.  Remove from heat and strain through a fine strainer to remove any lumps.  Let cool until it is only slightly warm and then glaze the mandarin oranges using a pastry brush.  Only lightly coat the oranges so the glaze does not look jelly-like when dry. BACK TO TOP