Local Cranberry Popovers

I recently had the pleasure of journeying north to the great state of Maine. My hosts were laboring on their land preparing for the extraordinary winter and I had the delicious kitchen all to myself. Before migrating north I had discovered that cranberries are actually native to our hemisphere and grown on masses in vacationland. When I went into the nearby town of Belegrade I was not disappointed that they had the glowing gems, 2 pounds for a dollar! I scurried home and decided to make these simple cranberry popovers. Once again, the puff pastry made the process ridiculously painless, and would work with any or all fruit fillings if you don't have fresh cranberries on hand. Was a big hit and tastes like fall!
Cranberry Popovers

  • 2 oranges
  • 1 cup honey/ or maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, cut in fine julienne
  • 1 bag (12 oz) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • Peel 1 orange and remove peel, dicing finely. Set aside. Squeeze oranges of juice and combine with honey, lemon juice and fresh ginger. Cook until oranges zests are slightly carmalized, and add cranberries. Cook for 5 minutes and allow to cool. Prepare puff pastry according to directions and finish with cranberry mixture. Enjoy!