Popovers with Cranberry Orange Jam and Herbed Butter

Popovers with Cranberry Orange Jam and Herbed Butter

Saturday Mornings have always been my favorite. Growing up I would often spend them with my aunt at J.L. Hudson’s Department Store.

Hudson's Department Store Christmas Tree Lights
Hudson’s Department Store ~ Circa 1959                                                  
Hudson's Department Store Detroit Tigers Banner 1934
Circa 1934 ~ Hudson’s Department Store

Hudson’s, the first department store built in Detroit, dominated the Downtown skyline with seemingly endless shoppes. 

We would trek up the escalator to the top floor and indulge in a meal at The Hudson’s Restaurant. While the sheer ambiance of the restaurant was more than a I could ever imagine, it was the Popovers that caught my attention. Light and airy; warm and flaky. I had never before tasted anything so delicious.

Unfortunately, Hudson’s as well as its signature restaurant closed many years ago.

This year I want to bring a bit of nostalgia to the holiday season. I’ve crafted this basic recipe reminiscent of the Popovers I enjoyed in my youth at The Hudson’s Restaurant.

I’ve paired these pastry delights with a sweet and savory twist (derived from my favorite recipes) – Herbed Butter and Cranberry Orange Jam

In order to truly make this jam with less sugar (and more love), I’ve swapped out granulated sugar for 100% Maple Syrup. But remember syrup is a highly concentrated sweetener so you do not need much.

DifficultyIntermediate

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time55 mins

Popovers
 2 Large Eggs
 1 cup Whole Milk (1%, 2% or Heavy Cream will also work)
 1 cup All Purpose Flour (Sifted)
 1 dash Baking Soda
 Salt to taste
Herbed Butter
 ½ cup Butter
 2 tsp Chopped Herbs (I used Chives)
 2 dashes Garlic Powder
 Salt to taste
Cranberry Orange Jam
 12 oz Pkg. Fresh Cranberries
 Zest of One Orange
 ½ cup 100% Organic Maple Syrup (Grade A)
 ½ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
 ¾ cup Water

Directions (Popovers)
1

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2. Combine SIFTED flour, salt and baking soda
3. Beat eggs on high for 2-3 minutes until light and frothy
4. Using lowest mixer speed, slowly add in 1/2 cup of milk
5. Slowly add in dry ingredients
6. Continue mixing and slowing add remaining milk
7. Turn up speed to medium and beat for an additional 5 minutes or until batter is smooth
8. Bake for 15 minutes on middle rack
9. Turn oven down to 350 degrees without opening oven
10. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until golden brown
11. Serve warmed with Herbed Butter and/or Cranberry Orange Jam

Cranberry Orange Jam Directions
2

1. Add cranberries, water, orange zest and maple syrup into a medium sauce pan.
2. Bring to a boil for 15 minutes until cranberries pop and begin to split.
3. Remove from heat.
4. Stir in Vanilla Extract.
5. Let cool (Jam will begin to firm up as it cools).
6. Refrigerate and serve.

Ingredients

Popovers
 2 Large Eggs
 1 cup Whole Milk (1%, 2% or Heavy Cream will also work)
 1 cup All Purpose Flour (Sifted)
 1 dash Baking Soda
 Salt to taste
Herbed Butter
 ½ cup Butter
 2 tsp Chopped Herbs (I used Chives)
 2 dashes Garlic Powder
 Salt to taste
Cranberry Orange Jam
 12 oz Pkg. Fresh Cranberries
 Zest of One Orange
 ½ cup 100% Organic Maple Syrup (Grade A)
 ½ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
 ¾ cup Water

Directions

Directions (Popovers)
1

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2. Combine SIFTED flour, salt and baking soda
3. Beat eggs on high for 2-3 minutes until light and frothy
4. Using lowest mixer speed, slowly add in 1/2 cup of milk
5. Slowly add in dry ingredients
6. Continue mixing and slowing add remaining milk
7. Turn up speed to medium and beat for an additional 5 minutes or until batter is smooth
8. Bake for 15 minutes on middle rack
9. Turn oven down to 350 degrees without opening oven
10. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until golden brown
11. Serve warmed with Herbed Butter and/or Cranberry Orange Jam

Cranberry Orange Jam Directions
2

1. Add cranberries, water, orange zest and maple syrup into a medium sauce pan.
2. Bring to a boil for 15 minutes until cranberries pop and begin to split.
3. Remove from heat.
4. Stir in Vanilla Extract.
5. Let cool (Jam will begin to firm up as it cools).
6. Refrigerate and serve.

Popovers with Cranberry Orange Jam and Herbed Butter

If you’re in search for the perfect way to start your day, try out this recipe. It goes perfect with freshly brewed morning coffee or tea. 

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