Yes, you read that correctly. Dreamsicle Popovers, made with Florida Orange Juice. I am working with Florida Orange Juice on a campaign to get all of you aware of the benefits of a healthy breakfast, because we all know how important it is. Even if you don’t have time to make popovers in the morning, you DO have time for a quick glass of OJ, and that’s a great start. Here are a few things you may not have realized about Florida Orange Juice.
Did you know that one 8‐ounce serving of 100 percent orange juice is a good source of potassium and folate and an excellent source of vitamin C? It is. Not only that, but in that same serving is more nutrient dense than many commonly-consumed 100 percent fruit juices. It has no added sugars or artificial sweeteners, which may be found in many fruit juice cocktails and sports drinks. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends we increase fruit intake. So, did you know that one 8-ounce glass of 100 percent orange juice provides half of the USDA-recommended daily fruit intake for most adults, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. I’m trying to get more fruit and veggies into our diets here, and orange juice is one of those staples all three of us seem to agree on, so I feel good that we are headed in the right direction. It gives me the zip I need to get the day going, so that feels great! But – I not only like to DRINK it, I use it in cooking and baking as well. Take for example these Dreamsicle Orange Juice Popovers. What makes them Dreamy? Lots of pulpy orange juice, combined with vanilla and cream cheesey goodness. Oh sweet mercy – they are some kind of good. They are also incredibly easy, and very family friendly…even your picky eaters will enjoy this one! Give them a try!
Makes 6 large or 12 mini Popovers (or 4 ramekin sized)
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons Florida Orange Juice
- 1/2 cup cream
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- pinch salt
- 3 Tablespoons Butter
For the Cheesecake Filling
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 egg (just eyeball it)
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon Florida Orange Juice
- Preheat oven to 375F. Divide the 3 tablespoons butter into the cups of your Pop Over Pan. (If you don’t own one, you can use a muffin tin, but you will need to use all 12 cups. Just divide the butter up evenly) Place the pan in the oven for 3-5 minutes while you are making the batter.
- In medium bowl, beat the eggs with the milk, cream, juice, vanilla, and sugar, then whisk in the flour and salt.
- For the filling, use a spoon or beater to cream together the ingredients.
- Pour the batter into the butter filled cups. Spoon the filling evenly into the center of each cup. Return to oven for 5 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350 and continue to bake for another 20-25 minutes. Drizzle with cream cheese icing (or your favorite additions), if desired.. Serve and enjoy!
I made mine in 4 large souffle cups, as seen in the pictures. To make cream cheese icing: Soften about 4 tablespoons butter, 4 ounces of cream cheese, a tablespoon of milk and 3/4 to a cup of powdered sugar. You can use an electric mixer if you want, or a strong whisk, or an egg beater works great. Just get it nice and creamy, then drizzle it on top of each plate of popovers. Enjoy!
Need some more ideas for quick and easy ways to get Florida Orange Juice into your diet with very little effort? Try these tips from Nationally recognized nutrition expert Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD: Jumpstart your morning with a nutritious meal that includes protein, fruit and energizing nutrient-dense carbs. o Think you don’t have time for a complete breakfast? Blend your favorite fruit with 100 percent Florida orange juice and low-fat yogurt for a convenient, on-the-go smoothie. o Want to jazz up your weekend breakfast? Substitute 100 percent Florida orange juice for water in your pancake batter to give your meal a zesty, new taste. (Love this, I do it, too!) Hopefully you will have picked up a few tips from this post, and will try to incorporate more Florida Orange Juice into your diets, now that you see so many benefits. (And it tastes great!) Also, for more information on Florida Orange juice, you should follow Florida Orange Juice on Facebook and Florida Orange Juice on Pinterest.