A pillowy, buttery popover can make the meal, even as a side dish. Our recipe is simple, resulting in perfect popovers that wow guests every time.






  • 4 Tablespoons (½ stick) Challenge Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400˚F. Place a baking sheet on a rack in the lower third of the preheating oven (Remove other racks or move them so there is a clearance of 5 or 6 inches between racks.)
  • 2
    Melt butter. Place ½ teaspoon butter into bottom of each cup of a 12-cup standard muffin pan or 2 6-cup muffin pans; set aside.
  • 3
    Combine remaining melted butter, milk, eggs, sugar and blend until smooth. (Use a blender or whisk by hand)
  • 4
    Add flour and blend until smooth.
  • 5
    Place prepared muffin pan in oven on preheated baking sheet. Heat until butter is fully melted.
  • 6
    Remove muffin pan on pan sheet from the oven. Evenly distribute batter between 12 muffin cups.
  • 7
    Return filled muffin pan on baking sheet to oven. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until popovers are well browned and crusty. Do not open oven until last 5 minutes to avoid deflating the popovers.
  • 8
    Remove popovers from oven and remove from pan on to a wire rack. Serve immediately.