Apple Pie Popovers

by doughmesstic on November 9, 2011

in 1Featured Breakfast, breakfast, fruit


Remember when I made those Pumpkin Pie Mini Popovers?  I do.  And I remember something else about it, too.

Someone emailed me.


Have I made an Apple Pie Popover?

Well, no, no I have not.

apple-pie-popovers-1Until now.  You see, the mere thought of making Apple Pie Popovers intrigued me so that I could not bear to put it off.  I refused to Google it – perhaps there are recipes already out there, but I didn’t want anything at all to influence me.  I knew exactly what I wanted.

I wanted something so decadent, it should be dessert, but qualifies wholly as a breakfast.  Something simple enough to pull off on a Saturday morning without any forethought, but tastes like you worked on it all week.  Something full of cinnamon and spice, something to chew on, and something sweet and creamy to top it.


I succeeded.

These Apple Pie Popovers are hands down the favorite popover we’ve had in this house.  Think French Toast, but less bready.  Think Apple Danish, but a little less sweet.  You’ll find these popovers smack dab in the middle.

I suggest trying them now, to get the hang of it.  And then serve them up to visiting friends and family during the Thanksgiving holidays.  You’ll knock their socks off!


Apple Pie Popovers

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 5 Tbsps sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • pinch nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup Quaker Oats
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 small apple, chopped


  1. Divide the butter into the cups of your Pop Over Pan. (If you don’t own one, you can use a muffin tin, but you will need to use all 12 cups. Just divide the butter up evenly) Place the pan in the oven for 3-5 minutes while you are making the batter.
  2. In medium bowl, beat the eggs with the milk, vanilla, spices and sugar, then whisk in the flour and oats. Pour the batter into the butter filled cups, then evenly add a few apple pieces to each cup. Return to oven for 5 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350 and continue to bake for another 20 minutes. Drizzle with Cream Cheese Glaze. Serve and enjoy!


Want to make that Cream Cheese Drizzle?  Of course you do.  These popovers ache for it.  It’s a really simple recipe – just soften about 4 tablespoons butter, 4 ounces of cream cheese, a tablespoon of milk and 3/4 to acup of powdered sugar.  You can use an electric mixer if you want, or a strong whisk, or an egg beater works great.  Just get it nice and creamy, then drizzle it on top of each plate of popovers.  Enjoy!

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Maria November 9, 2011 at 9:37 am

These look awesome!


doughmesstic November 9, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Thanks Maria!!


Lauren from Lauren's Latest November 9, 2011 at 9:43 am

That cream cheese drizzle is seriously taking this over the top for me!


doughmesstic November 9, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Yes – MAKE THE DRIZZLE. You Must!!


roxi November 9, 2011 at 11:13 am

You are seriously magical. Can’t wait to try these!!


doughmesstic November 9, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Magical. Roxi. i so wish. There are so many things I would do!! :)


Erin November 9, 2011 at 11:31 am

What a great success! I have never made pop-overs either. I don’t think I’ve ever had one at all. But they certainly look yummy.


doughmesstic November 9, 2011 at 3:46 pm

WHAAAA? Then start with these. Just use a muffin tin, you’ll be an addict! Way easier than pancakes (and taste better too). We love them!


Bonnie Banters November 9, 2011 at 1:27 pm

I’d like to pop one of these right into my mouth! Thanks!


doughmesstic November 9, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Make a batch, you won’t be sorry!


Courtney December 7, 2011 at 2:46 am

What is the start baking temperature? You only mentioned to reduce it to 350, reduce from what?


doughmesstic December 7, 2011 at 11:09 am

So sorry! 375. 5 minutes at 375. Hope that helps!


cornflake August 28, 2012 at 11:36 am

These sound delicious…but hasn’t anyone ever told you that you write a recipe with the ingredients in order of use…eggs, milk, vanilla, spices, sugar, etc. If you write them in order of use, it is easier to follow the recipe and not exclude anything from the recipe! I used to develop recipes for a major food company so I know how it is done!


Matt May 22, 2013 at 2:02 pm

What kind of apple did you use?


doughmesstic May 23, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Typically I use a tart apple, like Granny Smith. I love Jonagold though!


Amy October 16, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Quick cooking oats or rolled oats?


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