Apple Popover # Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge

With the apple season upon us, this month Sheryl, the Lady Behind the Curtain, chose Apple and Cinnamon as the star ingredients for Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge. As always, I picked out and pinned a number of desserts that paired the two and then decided on the easiest one... Apple Popover... Being mildly sweet they make a lovely dessert when served with whipped cream or a dollop of ice-cream. they are also wonderful for breakfast with a helping of yogurt or cajeta if you feel so indulgent...

Making Popovers is a child's play... on any given day you can easily bake some up for breakfast... just as I did this morning or set it to bake while you sit for dinner and enjoy it for dessert with some ice-cream or whipped cream as we did last night.... and as you can tell it does not feel too heavy so you really do not mind having it two times in a row..

Though Popovers were traditionally made in Popover Pans, muffins pans and ramekins can be used with equal ease to make them. I always bake them in ramekins and have never had an issue with it. so far the unassuming batter has never failed me and always delivered itself... it always pops up to a beautiful golden irregular tower that tastes nice and crisp on the outside while still hot... the only thing about this popover that is different from the traditional popovers is that its exterior is a little soft and gets softer when topped with cream.. they however are delightful when you have it fresh out of the oven..

now the recipe... I adapted the Popover recipe from Vintage Kitchen Notes and used Joy of Baking as a reference. The original recipe is from Dorie Greenspan's Baking with Julia+Paula Montenegro published it as part of Tuesdays with Dorie. from different online sources I gathered that the batter can be prepared upto 24 hours in advance.. and as +Paula mentions the popovers taste better and less eggy when made with well rested batter.

Apple Popover

Recipe  Adapted from Vintage Kitchen Notes
Prep time: 5 minutes                                                                               Cook time: 40 minutes
Total time: 45-50 minutes                                                                       Yield: 3

  • For the popover batter
    • 1/3 cup milk
    • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
    • 1 large egg
    • 2/3 tbsp butter, at room temperature
    • 2 tsp sugar
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
    • 1/8 tsp salt
  • For the apple
    • 1 delicious red apple, cored, deskinned and cut into small pieces 
    • 1/2 tbsp butter
    • 1 tbsp brown sugar
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • zest and juice of half a lemon 
    • a handful of raisins (I used oven dried red grapes)
  • melted butter for greasing the popover cups/ramekins/muffin cups
  • Whipped Cream or Ice-cream to serve (I used store bought whipped cream from Cool Whip) 
Cooking Directions
  1. Put the ingredients for the batter into the container of a blender and whirl until smooth. You can whip this by hand too as I always do and let the batter rest in the fridge overnight.
  2. When ready to make the popovers, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and grease 3 ramekins of 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup capacity.
  3. Melt the butter in a non-stick skillet.
  4. Add the sliced apple, sugar, cinnamon, zest and juice of lemon to it and saute the apple pieces till they become tender.
  5. Switching of the heat, distribute half of the cooked apple into the prepared ramekins. then pouring 1/4 cup of batter into each of them, bake the popovers in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Do not open the oven door while the popovers are baking. 
  6. Turning the heat down to 350 degrees F, bake for another 15 minutes.
  7. Now that the popovers are ready, top them with some whipped cream and the remaining half of cooked apples and serve. 
Hope you enjoyed the popovers as much as we did...and before i hop over to see what the other have prepared for the Apple-Cinnamon round of the Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge...here is a pic of the cross-section of the popover...

Now isn't that a drool-worthy rendition of the traditional Popover ! 
So much for today. See you soon. Have a good day !

I shall be sharing this with the following food events...


  1. i've never tried to make pop overs before, these look amazing!

  2. I have only made popovers once. They were so delicious I need to make them more--love the addition of apples, yummy. Well done.

  3. It looks so fancy, I wouldn't have thought it would be as easy as your recipe. Definitely a crowd pleaser. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I have been thinking about buying popover pans but haven't made the plunge yet. Your recipe is begging me to try it.

  5. Thanks for the visit to my blog…it’s so nice to meet you! Your blog is lovely, looking forward to many more visits! The popovers are gorgeous!

  6. Lovely popovers! Apples and cinnamon sounds yum to me!

  7. I love you Apple Popover, it is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fun weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  8. You really nailed the popover thing. I just want to bite the top off these... so delicious looking. Thank you for sharing them with us on foodie friday.

  9. These look amazing. Definitely going on my "must make" list!

  10. This looks scrumptious! Thanks so much for linking up at Thriving on Thursdays.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  11. This looks heavenly! I can not get enough of apples. We would love to have you add us to your list of link parties! Our weekly Super Saturday Link Party goes live on friday nights. We do features on Sunday. Hope you will join us at MadeFromPinterest.net.

  12. Delicious apple popover, thanks for sharing with hearth and Soul blog hop.

  13. Just wanted you to know that your recipe is being featured today on foodie friday. Stop by and get your featured button. I will be pinning and tweeting it this week too.

  14. Wow, your apple popovers look mouthwatering. I will save this recipe for sure. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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