Delicious Custardy Popovers

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"This is a recipe I found in the Moosewood Cookbook. The popovers can be whipped up in no time while the rest of dinner is bubbling away on the stove. It's a very versatile recipe which you can make with 2, 3 or 4 eggs. The quantity of eggs used will determine how custard-like the popovers are. "

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (44.8 g)
  • Calories 99.4
  • Total Fat - 3.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 30.6 mg
  • Sodium - 83.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 0.1 g
  • Protein - 2.7 g
  • Calcium - 14 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 Fahrenheit and brush the insides of 12 muffin cups the the melted butter.

Step 2

Add eggs and milk to a medium-sized bowl and whisk together until well blended.

Step 3

Add the flour and salt; whisk until well blended (a few lumps in the batter are okay).

Step 4

Fill muffin cups about 1/2 to 2/3 full.

Step 5

Bake 25 minutes if using 2 eggs, 30 minutes if used 3 eggs, 35 minutes if using 4 eggs (don't open oven while popovers are baking).

Step 6

Remove popovers from muffin cups immediately and prick with a fork so that the steam can escape. Serve hot from the oven; plain, with butter, with jam or with honey.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


moosehead "RIP" In Our Kitchen

Where to begin? How can so few ingredients make something so incredible?! I halved the recipe, using 2 eggs made 8 popovers, and time 30 min, served with raspberry fruit spread. Had trouble stopping myself to take a photo. A real keeper - thanks, dreamer!

(3 Jan 2013)


These are amazing!!! This was my first time making popovers and they turned out perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe. Made for the Billboard Recipe Tag game.

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(26 Nov 2012)


FANTASTIC! Soooo DELICIOUS!! I used 3 eggs and butter. My family has a recipe for popovers that we traditionally bake in ungreased mugs to get the crusty sides, but they are a pain to clean up. These couldn't have been easier, and don't tell my family, but I liked their custardy inside better than our recipe. I love eggy crepes too. This recipe is a breeze to clean up too. We enjoyed them with butter and syrup or jam. Freddy Cat says hi! Thanks for a KEEPER recipe Dreamer! Made for the Billboard recipe tag game.

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(23 Sep 2012)