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Simply Amazing Popovers

There is nothing that says comfort food like a popover. If you have never had a popover let me just say you are missing out! A popover is a lovely roll made from an egg batter similar to that of Yorkshire pudding and baked in popover pans (or you can use a muffin pan). Popovers are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside with cheesy goodness baked on top. These are a perfect side dish to any meal or can be served as a brunch option with jam, but always with some soft butter. My family loves them with braised short ribs, meatloaf, or as a vessel for my chicken salad, or anytime I need something special and delicious with little effort! Breakfast, lunch or's always the right time for this easy yet elegant fancy-looking bread. And with only 5 ingredients, you could make them anytime. Trust me you and your loved ones will rave about them.

If you don't have a popover pan, sub a 12 cup muffin tin and reduce the baking time by 15 minutes.

IF you have leftovers, simply warm in a low oven for 10 minutes then serve with butter, jam, gravy, you name it!!!!!


  • 1 ½ cups milk (2% or whole)

  • 1 ½ cups flour

  • ½ Tablespoon salt

  • 3 eggs

  • ¾ cup grated Gruyere Cheese grated


  1. Place 6- cup popover pan in the bottom third of pre-heated oven of 400 degrees. Place a baking sheet underneath to catch any drips.

  2. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, warm the milk until small bubbles form around the edges (not a hard boil).

  3. Put the flour and salt in a mixing bowl and combine.

  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs until frothy and pale yellow, about two minutes.

  5. Slowly whisk in the warmed milk a little at a time to temper it. (We don’t want the eggs to cook!!)

  6. Gradually whisk in the flour mixture until almost smooth.

  7. Remove the popover pan from the oven and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Then fill the cups ¾ full with batter and top with 2 Tablespoons of grated cheese.

  8. Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees, then rotate the pan 180 degrees and bake 30 minutes more until the popovers are puffed and golden brown. Do not open the oven after rotating the pan.

  9. Serve immediately or hold in a warm place. Serve with soft butter ...YUM

(Note: The popovers will “deflate” a little after cooling)

(Note: If you don’t have a popover pan, substitute a muffin pan, remember to only fill ¾ full, and will use 12 cup muffin pan, and reduce baking time by 15 minutes)

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