It is estimated that about 1.75 billion Christians around the world will celebrate Easter on April 24 – that makes for a lot of ham, eggs and bread on Easter brunch tables! Those looking for a festive spring sweet to top off their celebration can look to pure flavor extracts for inspiration because of their convenience, taste and aroma.
Just a splash of Orange Blossom Water or Pure Orange Extract can add freshness to desserts and drinks alike. Nielsen-Massey Vanillas’ Orange Blossom Water is distilled from Spanish and Middle Eastern oranges and carries the perfume of an orange grove. Nielsen-Massey’s Pure Orange Extract is made from the finest oranges, and compliments a range of foods including vanillas, chocolate, strawberries, pineapples and other fruits.
Tropical Fruit Parfait from Nielsen-Massey’s A Century of Flavor cookbook is infused with both Orange Blossom Water and Pure Orange Extract. This delectable dessert is sure to bring springtime energy to every menu.
Tropical Fruit Parfait
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, sifted
- 2-4 teaspoons whole milk
- ¼ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Orange Blossom Water
- ¼ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Orange Extract
- 4 fruit choices such as finely diced mango, pineapple, grapes or strawberries or whole blueberries
Combine the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, milk and orange extract in a mixing bowl and beat using an electric mixer. Alternate layers of the cream cheese mixture and the fruit in a trifle dish or parfait glasses by either spooning the cream cheese mixture or piping with a pastry bag.
Note: Approximately ¾ cup of each fruit choice allows for 2 tablespoons per layer in parfait glasses.
About Nielsen-Massey Vanillas
Throughout its more than 100 year history, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas has earned its reputation as a manufacturer of the finest extracts in the world. The full line of Nielsen-Massey’s Pure Vanilla products include: Vanilla Beans and Extracts from Madagascar, Tahiti and Mexico; sugar and alcohol-free Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar and Certified Organic Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract and Beans.
Nielsen-Massey Vanillas recently introduced a line of Pure Flavors: Pure Chocolate Extract, Pure Almond Extract, Pure Orange Extract, Pure Lemon Extract, Pure Coffee Extract, Pure Peppermint Extract, Orange Blossom Water and Rose Water. All Nielsen-Massey products are Allergen-Free and certified Kosher and Gluten-Free. The company is headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois, with production facilities in Waukegan and Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.