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{flavor stories} strawberry & cream popovers…



Perfect for a summer afternoon, these strawberry & cream popovers might just be my new favorite thing! They're a non-traditional take on the classic strawberry shortcake—think cream puff meets popover meets first of the season strawberries…yum!


Plus, they're super simple {and quick!} to make. Not only do they have a delightfully moist center and a perfectly crisp exterior, the mixture of vanilla pudding and fresh whipped cream is pretty darn delicious!

You'll need:
1 recipe for vanilla pudding, chilled
1 recipe for popovers, baked + cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sweetened whipped cream
1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced {smaller berries will work best}
confectioners sugar to garnish


Here's how:
1. Make a batch of vanilla pudding and refrigerate. 
2. Make one recipe of popovers, but omit the thyme leaves and add a teaspoon of vanilla extract and an additional teaspoon of sugar. Plus, replace the regular muffin tin {optional} with one meant for mini muffins {you'll have to bake three times which will yield between 32-36 popovers}. Let popovers cool on a wire rack.
3. Wash and slice a pint of fresh strawberries and set aside.
4. Whip about a cup of whipping cream with a touch of confectioner's sugar until it forms soft peaks.
5. Fold together equal parts whipped cream and vanilla pudding {you'll probably have leftover pudding}
6. Lay a couple sliced berries on each popover, add a spoonful of the cream mixture, then place a few more sliced strawberries on top and dust with confectioner's sugar.
7. Serve immediately and enjoy!

While I think they'd be great with just about any fruit, I'd love to try them with fresh raspberries and toasted sliced almonds! 


{photos by Michael Graydon, styling by Nikole Herriott for Oh Joy}


  1. These look amazing! I’m on such a strawberry kick right now. Lately I’ve been loading waffles up with strawberries and whipped cream…heaven! Just can’t get enough.

  2. I feel sort of surprised that you or Nikole would direct your readers to Kraft Jello instead of an actual recipe for pudding. It is not any harder to make pudding from scratch than it is to make popovers.
    The photos and styling are beautiful as usual, I just don’t know what to think about the pudding.

  3. I was just about to make popovers for breakfast yesterday and was also craving strawberry shortcake! What a wonderful coincidence that this was the flavor story today! Looks delicious!

  4. Hey Nikole! I appreciate your positive response. After I left my comment I realized it was neither constructive or helpful in anyway, and people shouldn’t be criticized for any short cuts they might take. I could not figure out how to remove the comment!
    My apologies for being negative – I have tons of respect for your response!


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