Spiced Orange Popovers

makes 8

(recipe adapted from A Sweet Spoonful who adapted from Cook’s Illustrated)

For the orange cinnamon clove sugar top:

Preheat the oven to 450 F. Blend the eggs, milk, flour, melted butter, salt and vanilla in a blender until smooth and bubbly, about one minute. Let the batter rest for 30 minutes.

While the batter is resting, prepare the popover tin by placing 1/2 teaspoon of oil into each cup. After the batter has rested 20 minutes, place pan in oven to heat the oil for 10 minutes.

Remove hot pan from the oven and divide batter amongst the 8 cups. Return to oven and bake for 20 minutes (don’t open the oven door). Lower heat to 350 F and continue to bake until popovers are golden brown, about 15 minutes more. After removing from the oven, gently turn them out onto a wire rack.

For the orange cinnamon clove sugar topping: mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and orange zest in a small bowl. Thoroughly brush each popover all over with the 1/4 cup of melted butter, then dredge each puff generously in the sugar mixture. Enjoy warm.

***If you don’t have a popover tin, use a regular muffin tin! Megan from A Sweet Spoonful used a muffin tin and tells you how in her directions!****