There are moments in life when you taste something and say: "HOLEY MOLEY! Where have you been my ENTIRE life?!" lol
That was my reaction when I tried Red Jacket Orchard juices for the first time. They sent me some juices to try out out and honestly, they were FANTASTIC!
You can tell these juices are fresh coz as as soon as you open the bottle, the AROMA that hits your nose is DELIGHTFUL!
These juices have NO preservatives! NO additives! NO flavoring! NO colors! NO added sugar! Pretty IMPRESSIVE... right?!
They are made by simply pressing fresh fruits...the way GOD intended...hehe!
Natural juices like these are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which is why I think they are EXCELLENT to use in baking. No one would even realize they are getting a BOOST of "all the good stuff" while eating a brownie or enjoying a popsicle
Also, since these juices are naturally sweet, you can REDUCE the amount of sugar in your recipe, which is a great PERK!
My favorite juice was CHERRY flavored...
I liked it so much that I used it to make FUDGY BROWNIES and topped it off with a cherry glaze, buttercream icing and shredded white chocolate and dark chocolate chips.
Drooling yet? I SURE AM!
These brownies were INCREDIBLE! The tartness from the cherry glaze complimented the sweetness of the icing and the chocolate flavor of the brownies very well.
The texture of the brownies was SOFT and FUDGY coz that's just the way I like it
To make these brownies, you need the following ingredients:
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup Red Jacket Orchard's tart cherry stomp juice
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup egg substitute
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup Red Jacket Orchard's tart cherry stomp juice
1 tsp cornstarch
My recipe can be found HERE.
White chocolate shreds
Mini chocolate chips
And here are the steps:
Step 1: In a deep bowl, add all the ingredients listed under "brownie batter."
Step 2: Mix everything until it's well-blended. The batter will be very thick.
Step 3: Pour this batter into a greased/floured pan (Dimensions: 8x3).
Step 4: Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes if you like it fudgy like me (they would look undercooked) OR bake for 25-28 minutes if you want it more cake-like and fully baked.
Step 5: Allow the brownies to cool.
Step 6: While the brownies are cooling, prepare the buttercream icing. My recipe can be found HERE.
Step 7: Now, prepare the cherry glaze. Place a saucepan on medium heat and add cherry juice and cornstarch.
Step 8: Keep mixing this mixture with a wooden spoon so as to avoid the formation of any lumps.
Step 9: After about 20 minutes of mixing, the mixture will become thick. Turn off the heat and allow this glaze to cool down and come to room temperature.
Step 10: After your brownies have cooled down, take it out of the pan and place on a cake dish.
Step 11: Frost the top with buttercream icing.
Step 12: Pour spoonfuls of the cherry glaze on top of the icing and spread with a spoon or a spatula until the top is fully covered. DON'T mix the icing and cherry glaze! You should be able to see a separate layer of icing and cherry glaze.
Step 13: Sprinkle shredded white chocolate and mini chocolate chips all over the top...
After I made these brownies, I realized many of you are on diets and trying to lose weight which means you are AVOIDING cakes and brownies.
So, I went ahead and made these juicy POPSICLES just for YOU...Yes! That's how much I love you
Next time you are craving something sweet, indulge in one of these healthy popsicles WITHOUT any guilt
They taste soooo FRUITY and look very pretty...
To make these popsicles, all you need to do is the following:
Step 1: Take a regular paper cup and fill it with 1/4 cup cherry juice. Place the cup in the freezer for 45 minutes or until the top of the juice has hardened.
Step 2: Take your cup out of the freezer and very gently, pour 1/4 cup of apple juice. Put the cup back in the freezer for 45 minutes or until the top of this layer has hardened too.
Step 3: Take your cup out of the freezer again and very gently, pour 1/4 cup of strawberry apple juice.
Step 4: Push a popsicle stick into the middle of the cup until it sticks in place.
Step 5: Put your cup back in the freezer and allow your popsicle to harden. Timing will vary depending on your freezer settings. My popsicles were ready in 1.5 hours.
Step 6: To remove the popsicle from the paper cup, hold the cup under running hot water and the popsicle will easily come out. You can also let your cup sit at room temperature for 15 minutes and the popsicle will melt a little and you can easily remove it.
Now, make as many popsicles as you like AND in any flavor combination you prefer... ENJOY!
THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! THE WINNER WAS HEATHER...CONGRATS!
Ready for the BEST part?
The awesome people at Red Jacket Orchards have agreed to send ONE of you a pack of 6 juices to enjoy as well.
All you need to do is leave a comment saying WHAT FLAVOR you are excited about trying???
2. Strawberry Apple
3. Raspberry Apple
4. Grape Apple
5. Black Currant Apple
6. Tart Cherry (This is what I used to make my fudgy brownies! )
8. Apple Cider
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Disclosure: Red Jacket Orchards provided me with some juices to sample and enjoy. However, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. This giveaway is sponsored by the wonderful folks at Red Jacket Orchards.
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