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Vintage popovers recipe from 1900's recipe box

1900’s Vintage Popovers have simple ingredients and easy to make!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Popover recipe, Popover Recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 208kcal
Author: Karrie


  • Popover Pan


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees with popover pan in oven.
  • Beat eggs, add milk together. Add in melted butter.
  • Sift flour and salt together and add it to the wet ingredients. Beat until smooth.
  • Once oven is pre-heated, remove hot pan from oven, grease popover pan or muffin tins with cooking spray, and fill 2/3 full.
  • Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes. Then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake an additional 15 minutes.


Everything needs to be room temperature - eggs and milk! Our reader Heather says that it is actually best to leave eggs out overnight to come to room temp then use them.
Use muffin tins if you don't have a popover pan. Julia shares that she bakes popovers in small pyrex glass dishes coated with shortening and hot from the oven before adding the popover mixture.  Miarta tells us that she uses small flower pots that have been cleaned and greased.
Reader Karen suggests to check after 20 minutes because some bake quicker than others.
Optional ingredients to add to the batter: chopped meat, Dijon mustard, cheese, fresh ground pepper.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 306IU | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2mg