Perfect Popovers With Sugar & Spice

Posted on: April 29, 2015   |   Posted in: Recipes



Delightfully indulgent, and the centerpiece of any special occasion, these popovers always please!

To ensure your first batch is a success, please read the recipe through completely before beginning.


6 popovers, each large enough for sharing


1½ cups milk
1½ cups all-purpose flour
½ tablespoon kosher salt
3 eggs
6 tablespoons melted butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Place a 6-cup popover pan in bottom third of oven. Place baking sheet on rack underneath to catch any drips. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, warm milk until small bubbles form around the edges. Put flour and salt in a fine-mesh sieve; sift onto sheet of waxed paper. In a large bowl, whisk eggs until frothy, about 2 minutes. Slowly whisk into hot milk. Gradually whisk in flour mixture until almost smooth.
  3. Remove pan from oven; spray cups with butter-flavored non-stick vegetable spray (chemical free, if possible). Fill cups three-quarters full. Bake 15 minutes; Rotate pan 180 degrees. Continue baking until popovers are browned and puffed, 30 minutes more; do not open oven after rotating pan.
  4. Meanwhile, 10 minutes before the popovers are to be done, melt the butter and set it aside. Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a shallow bowl. When you remove the popovers from the oven, let them rest just a moment until they’re cool enough to handle. Remove one from the pan (without puncturing it in any way) and thoroughly brush it all over with the melted butter, then dredge it in the sugar and cinnamon mixture to coat completely. Repeat with each. Enjoy immensely.
  5. Savory Option: These can be made into a savory treat by eliminating the butter, sugar and spice and substituting 3 ounces of grated Gruyere cheese sprinkled on top of the batter just before it’s popped into the oven. Heavenly.

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