Strawberry Popovers

June 9, 2009 · 30 comments · Print This Post

in Baked Goods, Breakfast, Desserts, Muffins

Strawberry Popovers

I found this recipe several months ago and wanted to wait to try it when strawberries were actually in season in Massachusetts. Lately though it appears that everyone has been on a strawberry posting binge. Everywhere I look it’s strawberry this and strawberry that and I just couldn’t stand to wait anymore so I bought some berries from Whole Foods and whipped up the batter for a batch of Strawberry Popovers.

Strawberry Popovers

My grandmother bought both my mother and I popover pans for Christmas last year so I was eager to see what sort of results I would have with the recipe. Unfortunately the first run through was a disaster. I’m absolutely convinced that the recipe is written incorrectly. The instructions originally called for the popovers to be baked in a 450ºoven for 15 minutes, followed by a reduction of the oven temp to 350º and then another 15 minutes in the oven. But when I peeked at the popovers after the first 15 minutes they were burned. Annoyed and irritated, I pulled the pan from the oven. Then I chose the least overcooked popover and took a bite. It was just awful and very bland, but I really wanted this recipe to work. Sometimes failure is not an option. So I mixed up another batch of the batter adding sugar and cinnamon to the bowl. Then I lowered the oven temp to 400º and only cooked the new batch for 15 minutes.

Strawberry Popovers

This time they came out perfectly golden with just the right touch of sweetness. The dish is much more muffin like in texture than a traditional popover, but I think they’re a great dessert option or breakfast treat. The Pick-Your-Own Strawberry season just opened today at Shelburne Farm in Stowe, Massachusetts so I’m eagerly awaiting the opportunity to bring home a ton of fresh berries to bake into various concoctions. I’d love to use these popovers as the base for a Strawberry Shortcake instead of a biscuit. I think they would be just to-die-for split open and topped with fresh whipped cream and a sprinkling of sliced native fruit.

Strawberry Popovers

Strawberry Popovers
Inspired by the Stonyfield Farms Strawberry Popovers recipe that I would not recommend using unless of course you’re into bland burned to a crisp baked goods.
Yields: 6 Popovers

2 eggs
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar (Erin’s Note: If you want these really sweet you could add as much as a 1/4 cup of sugar. 2 tablespoons gives them a nice lightly sweetened flavor though).
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup Lowfat Strawberry Yogurt
1/4 cup diced strawberries

Preheat the oven to 400º F and grease a 6-cup popover pan.

In a medium bowl beat eggs slightly, sift in flour and baking powder, and stir until combined. Add yogurt, strawberries, sugar, salt, and cinnamon and stir until smooth; being careful not to over stir. Fill popover cups equally to the top with popover mixture.

Bake at 400° F for 15 minutes. Immediately remove from cups and serve piping hot.

Strawberry Popovers

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Maria June 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm

As soon as I buy a popover pan I am making these! Yum!

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2 Erin June 9, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Maria – If you don’t have a popover pan you could also use some oven safe ramekins too.

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3 Singleserving June 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Oh my…. man I wish my laptop had smell-o-vision they’re beautiful. I ♥ your pics.

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4 Elizabeth June 9, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Those look delicious! And good job not giving up Erin!

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5 Erin June 9, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Thank you Elizabeth. Usually I would have just chucked it all, but I was determined to “make it work.” Tim Gunn would have been proud I think.

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6 Joan June 9, 2009 at 12:59 pm

I love that pan! I am heading over to Amazon.

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7 Erin June 9, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Joan – I hope you like it! Popovers are a really quick and easy way to add a nice side to meals.

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8 (Fish) June 9, 2009 at 2:34 pm

I was looking for a dessert to make on Wednesday night. Now I have one. Thanks!

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9 Alisa June 9, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Those look so delicious. Going to get some more strawberries soon!

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10 Tabby Kelliher June 9, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Hi Erin,
It is the end of the day and I am hungry, looking at these made me want to lick the computer screen. I can’t bake I really wish I could! I love the pictures and how you improvised to make it better. I will copy this recipe down though and give it to my co-worker who is a baking fool….(hoping she will make some and bring them into the office).
😉

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11 Karen@Mignardise June 9, 2009 at 4:30 pm

I feel your pain…it’s strawberry-o-rama all over the place, yet here we sit, in rainy New England, waiting for our first real strawberry of the season.
I look forward to trying this deliciousness when the berries finally arrive.

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12 kristina June 9, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Good for you for persevering. Perhaps Stonyfield Farms should hire you to write their recipes! That would be a fab job. Must add popover pan to wish list… K x

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13 Rachel June 9, 2009 at 5:25 pm

You make me miss Boston, which is hard to do during Hood Strawberry season out here in Oregon!

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14 LizAndrsn June 9, 2009 at 6:23 pm

Erin –
Those are incredible! If you come up with a fool proof standard pop-over recipe, I’d be your friend for life! I’m 6500 ft above sea level, and I can’t make anything but pancakes from my pop-over pan.

But adding strawberries? Genius!

PS – Still feel the rath of the Random Number Generator. The streak continues – LOL !!!!

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15 Kerstin June 9, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Oh no, another cute pan to add to my ever-growing wishlist 🙂

Your turnovers look fantastic! I just saved the link for Shelburne Farm, sounds fun!

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16 Allen June 9, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Mmmm … I haven’t had any of this season’s strawberries yet but your popovers certainly look good. Sorry about the first batch though – I hate when that happens!

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17 Emily June 10, 2009 at 12:08 am

I LOVE popovers and strawberries! I’ve been using a muffin pan for popovers until I get around to getting a popover pan, and that seems to work fine. Mine always cook too quickly also, so I end up cutting the baking time in half like you did! Glad I’m not the only one. I’ll definitely give your recipe a try after I go strawberry picking.

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18 Cheri June 10, 2009 at 2:15 am

I love your photos! And these Strawberry Popovers looks so delicious! I wanted to let you know that I have passed the One Lovely Blog award onto you!

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19 Jamie June 10, 2009 at 2:18 am

They look really delicious! And I so hate when recipes don’t work, especially when you have this sense that they won’t before you get started. What courage to jump right in and start over. Well, it certainly looks like it was worth the effort. And I want that popover pan!

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20 gine June 10, 2009 at 7:24 am

looks great ^^ :-)!!

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21 Zita June 10, 2009 at 8:42 am

Hmm… I wish they sell popovers pan over here, your strawberry popovers look delicious and stay in their shape too 😉

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22 Kate June 10, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Love popovers, and these look great! Must try them.

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23 Deborah June 10, 2009 at 2:01 pm

These look great! I’m glad you tried again and found a recipe you like.

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24 Laura (Alwaysroom4dessert) June 10, 2009 at 6:12 pm

These look great!! When I tell people our family eats popovers with strawberry jam instead of gravy they think its weird! I like the addition of yogurt in this batter.

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25 ttfn300 June 10, 2009 at 8:36 pm

ooh, thanks for the tip about pick your own strawberries!! i could do some damage 🙂

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26 Megan{Feasting on Art} June 15, 2009 at 6:05 pm

Yum yum! I wish it was strawberry season here in Australia. These look delish!

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27 cramped kitchen June 24, 2009 at 12:28 am

These look delicious and maybe the perfect thing to bake so I can use my remaining fresh picked strawberries! Great pictures too.

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