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Chef John's Popovers

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars
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"They're crusty on the outside and tender on the inside. Popovers are a fun and flavorful dinner roll to add to the holiday table."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 111
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 popovers)

Directions

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  1. Grease a 6-tin muffin pan with butter and cooking spray.
  2. Whisk eggs, milk, flour, salt, and cayenne pepper together in a small bowl until smooth. Pour batter into each muffin tin, filling to about 3/4 of the way up the sides. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of grated Cheddar cheese atop each popover.
  3. Place pan in a cold oven. Heat to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) and bake until puffed and well-browned, about 30 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 111 calories; 4.2 13.5 4.7 55 199 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Popped way up by 20 minutes, then shrank a teensy bit by 25 minutes as it browned. I took them out at 25 because I like them still chewy on the outside. At 15 minutes, my oven was billowing smok...

Most helpful critical review

I was disappointed. They didn't get big and puffy, were small and didn't pop. Next time I will use the glass Pyrex cups, popovers always turn out better with the glass cup. I followed the gr...

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Popped way up by 20 minutes, then shrank a teensy bit by 25 minutes as it browned. I took them out at 25 because I like them still chewy on the outside. At 15 minutes, my oven was billowing smok...

This is a great method and I have used a recipe like this for years. My Yorkshire Mum and Aunties would not agreed but it does work. Using this recipe, as written, mine did not POP as much as ...

I made this recipe and they were the best popovers I had ever made! They popped really high; it was amazing! I love popovers, but I have difficulty getting them to pop, and these were perfect. A...

I love popovers and make them often, with varying results,but have never made this recipe before. These popped beautifully, into fluffy balloons, actually mine looked better than the picture a...

Turned out great.I'm not going to be one of those people that talks about the different things I did to change the recipe. It's prefect just way it is.

What a great recipe! Do not change a thing in the technique! They came out beautiful with that cold oven start, even though I was skeptical at first. I left out the cayenne pepper and cheese, b...

I was disappointed. They didn't get big and puffy, were small and didn't pop. Next time I will use the glass Pyrex cups, popovers always turn out better with the glass cup. I followed the gr...

Struggled with making popovers before trying this recipe. Tried it using milk and eggs brought to room temperature and I finally invested in popover pans. I also used flour specifically for br...

These are perfection. I've tried several versions of popovers and used different methods but none match these results. The popovers rose high and cooked beautifully, just like in the video. They...