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Yield: 6 large or 12 small

While it isn't required for delicious results, a popover pan's deep, separated cups yield taller, grander popovers than its muffin pan counterpart. To allow the steam to do its "pop" job, resist the temptation to open the oven at any time during baking, and you’ll be deliciously rewarded.

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  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs (beaten)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour


Preheat oven to 450°. Grease popover or muffin pan and place on the lowest rack of the oven.

In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, oil, and salt. Add the flour and whisk vigorously until smooth and frothy.

Pour batter into preheated pan, filling each cup slightly more than halfway. Bake for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 350° and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until tops are deep, golden brown. Check progress through the oven window — do not open the oven door until popovers are done!

Remove from the oven and pierce each popover with a knife to allow steam to escape.

Serve piping hot with butter and jam.

Updated Sunday, December 15th, 2013

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2 Responses to Popovers

  1. Anonymous January 11, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    This was such an easy recipe with extraordinary results. i followed the directions, and the popovers rose high, and were browned in the oven. they were delicious, and airy in the middle.

    i would consider filling these popovers with a variety of foods: scrambled eggs, for a dessert: pudding. i know that’s not what they are intended for, but let’s be creative. or we can fill wth butter or jam. so very good!

  2. Yank forever May 18, 2016 at 10:01 pm #

    While creativity with many foods is awesome, we New Englanders don’t want any variation with our Popovers! No eggs, no pudding, just butter and jam! They go together well with the perfect New England dinner…..cold shoulder and hot tongue!!

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