apple popover open on plate with maple butter
Apple Popovers Recipe with Maple Butter
Work Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

Make popovers with bits of juicy apple inside. Serve your homemade apple popovers with spiced maple butter for a glorious side dish or treat. 

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Yield: 12 Popovers
Calories: 230 kcal
For Maple-Spiced Butter
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
For Apple Popovers
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1⅓ cups milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 7 tbsp unsalted butter (5 tbsp melted)
  • 1 small tart apple cored and cut into ⅛-to ¼-inch dice
Make Maple-Spiced Butter
  1. In a small bowl, stir together butter, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice until smooth; set aside.

Make Apple Popovers
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt. In a blender combine milk, eggs and 5 tbsp melted butter. Blend on medium-high speed 20 seconds. Whisk into flour mixture until just combined. Let stand at room temperature 30 min.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 450°F and place rack in lower third. Cut remaining 2 tbsp butter into 12 pieces and divide among cups of a 12-cup popover pan. Place 1 tbsp apple into each cup. Just before baking, transfer pan to oven and heat until butter is melted and pan is hot, about 1 min.

  3. Carefully remove pan from oven and evenly pour batter over apples. Immediately return pan to oven. Bake 15 min (do not open oven). Reduce oven to 375°F and bake until popovers are crisp and browned, 18 to 20 min more.

  4. Turn out popovers onto a wire rack and let cool 2 to 3 min. Serve hot with Maple Spiced Butter

Recipe Notes

Nutritional facts based per popover served with 1 tbsp Maple-Spiced Butter.


Use a popover pan with 12 cups, often called a mini popover pan. 

Nutrition Facts
Apple Popovers Recipe with Maple Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 575IU12%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.