Mary-Louise Parker's Maple Butter Popovers

15 minsPrep Time
40 minsCook Time

55 minsTotal Time



  • 1 1/2 Cup Whole Milk Room temperature (you can also warm the milk but not too hot!)
  • 3 Large Eggs Room temperature
  • 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Melted Butter Clarified is best
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • Popover Pan
  • Pastry Brush

  • Wax Paper



Preheat oven to 450 

Put the popover pan in the oven 3-5 minutes before you bake, to preheat the pan itself 

In medium bowl, vigorously whisk together milk & eggs until frothy 

Add tbsp melted butter, vanilla, flour & salt 

Whisk to combine (don’t over-mix, lumps are okay) 


For popovers: 

Remove popover pan from oven and coat each cup with 1tsp butter   

Fill cups ¾ full  

Bake 15-18 minutes at 450 degrees 

Lower to 350 degrees and bake another 18 minutes 


For maple butter: 

Place 6 tbsp of butter on a pan with medium heat until golden brown  

Combine cinnamon & sugar in a bowl 

Brush popovers with browned butter and roll generously through cinnamon sugar mixture 


Filling is optional:

Combine cream cheese and maple syrup with an electric mixer OR softened butter & maple syrup  

Slit & stuff popovers with filing