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Welcoming the weekend with fresh baked Mini Brown Butter Popovers with Jammy Strawberries. Better known as simple melt-in-your-mouth popovers. These popovers are roll your eyes back GOOD! Serve them warm right out of the oven, dipped in nutty browned butter, and rolled through lemony sugar. Like a doughnut…but better. Top each warm popover with a pat of salted butter and extra sweet and jammy strawberries. Perfect for all of the spring weekends ahead.

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Happy weekend you guys!! Spring is here and like clockwork, I’m back making popovers. I don’t know why it is, but for whatever reason, I always think to make popovers in the spring. Last year I made cinnamon sugar popovers and this year?

A much, much more springy version with sweet spring strawberries!

Honestly, I wasn’t even going to share these with you guys, but they ended up being soo good. Almost like a doughnut…but better, because they’re not fried so you can actually taste those strawberries.

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I feel like you know the story, but popovers are one of the very first things I learned to bake. It was the Thanksgiving of our first year here in Colorado. I was in eighth grade, and I put myself in charge of Thanksgiving dinner. I had all of my family’s favorites on the menu, and then a few fun items, like popovers. I’d never made popovers before, but the photo online looked perfect…

So I tried, and now, to this day, I use that very same base recipe. It’s the best, you get perfect airy popovers every time!

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Here’s how to make these very best (mini) popovers.

The first step, position an oven rack in the lower third of the oven. Now add a pat of butter to each muffin cup and then place the pan in the oven to preheat. Heating the pan ensures the popovers will pop in the oven. For these popovers, I went with a mini size so they’re a delicious two-bite experience.

OK, next, mix up the batter, which is a basic mix of milk, flour, and eggs. BUT it’s made special with a splash of vanilla extract. Add the batter to the hot popover pan and bake. About twenty minutes later you’ll have the cutest mini popovers. And yes, your kitchen will smell amazing.

These popovers are GOOD. Think light and airy, but extra buttery, and with just the right amount of vanilla.

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The brown butter + lemon sugar…

Both very much needed ingredients to complete these popovers.

Take a good amount of butter and brown it on the stove. It’s warming, it’s nutty, and it truly makes every food it touches better. While that’s happening mix a bit of sugar with some lemon zest, and if you have it, vanilla bean powder too.

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And lastly, the berries. Oh, the berries! The berries are so very special.

They’re tossed with St. Germain (which is elderflower liquor) and a couple of tablespoons of strawberry jam to make them extra sweet and jammy. You guys, I love jam. More specifically, I love mixing jam with fresh berries, it’s the flavors and the texture. Jam is sweeter, jammier, and more concentrated. Berries are juicy and fresh. Both are good on their own, but so much better together.

If you want to make them even jammier, warm the mix on the stove for a few minutes before serving. That would be great!

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Now, take the browned butter and brush it over the warm popovers. Next, take the popover and dip it through the lemon sugar. Top each mini popover with a small pat of butter and those jammy berries…

So you see? Melt in your mouth GOOD. That tiny sliver of butter, while not needed, is delicious. It melts into the popover with the jam and creates the most roll your eyes back kind of delicious popover. I know I’m being so dramatic, but it’s all true.

Serve them for weekend brunch, then save the leftovers as a weekday on-the-go breakfast/treats/snacks. Or work them into your upcoming Mother’s Day menus.

You can’t go wrong with these cute little popovers!

Mini Brown Butter Popovers with Jammy Strawberries | halfbakedharvest.com

Mini Brown Butter Popovers with Jammy Strawberries | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other spring brunch recipes? Here are some of my favorites:

One Bowl Chocolate Chunk Chai Banana Muffins

Blackberry Lavender White Chocolate Scones

Lemon Sugar Rolls with Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing

Lastly, if you make these Mini Brown Butter Popovers with Jammy Strawberries be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Mini Brown Butter Popovers with Jammy Strawberries

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 14 popovers
Calories Per Serving: 158 kcal

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Ingredients

Jammy Strawberries

  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam
  • 1 tablespoons St. Germain (elderflower liquor) (optional)

Instructions

  • 1. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 450°. 
    2. Place 1 teaspoon of butter in each cup of a 12 cup standard muffin pan. Transfer the pan to the oven 3-5 minutes before baking to melt the butter and heat the pan.
    3. In a medium bowl, vigorously whisk together the milk and eggs until frothy, about 1 minute. Add 1 tablespoon melted butter, vanilla, flour, and salt. Whisk to combine. It's OK if there are small lumps. 
    4. Carefully remove the pan from the oven and swirl the butter around the cups to grease the pan. Evenly divide the batter between the popover cups, filling them 3/4 of the way full. Transfer to the oven and bake 15-18 minutes, until puffed, golden, and crisp.
    5. To make the brown butter. Add 4 tablespoons butter to a skillet set over medium heat. Allow the butter to brown until it smells toasted and is a deep golden color, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat.
    6. Combine the sugar, lemon zest, and vanilla powder in a shallow bowl.
    7. To make the strawberries. Toss all ingredients together. Let sit 5-10 minutes.
    8. Brush each warm popover with browned butter, then roll through the lemon sugar. Smear each popover with butter and top with strawberries. Eat warm!
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    1. Hi Ruth,
      I probably wouldn’t freeze these, they will lose their “pop”! Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan

  1. Hi there, I’m making these tomorrow morning, but the vanilla powder I found at the store has added sugar. Do you recommend any changes to the recipe to account for that? Thank you!!! I love every recipe I’ve made from you – and trust me – it’s a lot! Your web site and books are my go-to. (My mom and sisters, too!) Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely amazing!! I put lemon curd and blueberries on top because that’s what I had. The popovers were so delicious and easy to make. I’ve tried so many of your recipes and they’ve all come so good!! Thank you ?

    1. Hey Samantha,
      Wonderful!! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe, I am so glad that it was enjoyed! ☀️xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    OMG YUMMY!!! This came across my feed last night and I happened to have all the ingredients aside from the elderberry liquor (oddly enough I do have it at our cottage but not at home) I happen to have popover pans because I make popovers regularly. I decided to make 6 fullsize popovers and next time will make 12 smaller ones. I heated the fresh strawberries and some delicious raspberry and rosehip jam (seemed to be a good on hand substitute) while the popovers were popping in the oven. I brushed melted butter on too and rolled in the lemon sugar. What I did with the strawberries worked well for my households needs. As the popovers were larger and hollow on the inside I poked the top of the popover and filled it with the heated jam mixture. The lemon sugar added a nice extra layer and the heated jam/strawberries were so yummy. Just two of us currently at home so this time I did not want a ton of popovers. Definitely making the smaller ones when we have company next. Would have never thought of strawberry jammy popovers on my own and glad I saw the recipe.?

  4. Love your website and am obsessed with your recipes and the wonderful pictures you take. For this one: you think I could take almond or oat milk? Thanks and happy weekend, Claudia

    1. Hey Claudia,
      Thanks so much for your kind message! Yes, either of those will work here:) I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    I made these today, with slight variations, and they were so good. I used blueberries instead of strawberries, because of my obsession with blueberries. I also took your addition of cream cheese from your other popover recipe so it would be like a blueberry cheesecake bite. Delicious! I’m sorry I have no social media to share pictures on.

  6. 5 stars
    With only my husband and I, baked goods are tricky – usually makes too much. And with popovers they’re not the best to give away the next day. But I HAD to try this recipe it looked so yummy! So I made 6 popovers instead of 12-14 and reserved 1/2 the batter and 1/2 the lemon sugar so I could do more strawberries the next day! I wasn’t sure how the batter would do baking after being in the fridge overnight, so the next day I made a stack of waffles instead to see what would happen, topped them with the strawberries and some cream cheese. The popovers were SO GOOD and waffles the following day did not disappoint. Such an easy and delicious recipe, THANK YOU! ?

    1. Hey DeAnn,
      Wonderful!! I am so so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    Made this as a surprise special spring breakfast for my hubby. It came out soooooooo good!! I have to admit that between the two of us we ate half the popovers! I hope the rest reheat well for tomorrow’s breakfast! I keep the recipe just as it is, but I did not have whole milk so I added a bit of heavy cream to the fat free milk I had to kinda turn it into whole milk. I am now totally obsessed with popovers and want to try your parmesan popovers with crispy sage garlic butter! Sorry we ate it so quickly I forgot to take a picture!!

    1. Hey Elaine,
      Wonderful!! I am so so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

  8. I am not a baker but these turned out pretty good. I think I will use less butter in the muffin pan next time as it spilled over the edges and onto the bottom of the oven. Cook time was a little over 20 minutes. I will definitely make these again. The strawberries were delicious!

    Is there a reason to bake on the lower rack versus the upper rack? Thanks Teighan!

    1. Hey Em,
      Awesome!! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a go! The lower rack prevents the top from burning. xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    Wow these are like little mini Dutch babies! Mine did not look as tidy but tasted really great. The nice thing is if you do not want to put sugar or strawberries you can serve this savory too. Perfect for weekend breakfast. Thank you for this simple and delicious recipe.

    1. Hey there,
      Awesome!! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a go! xTieghan

  10. 5 stars
    Made these this morning and they were so insane I could cry! I have been dreaming about them since you posted them!

    1. Hey Alexis,
      So great to hear! Love that this recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for making it! Have a great week? xTieghan

  11. 4 stars
    These were super yummand came together quickly. My popovers didn’t rise as much as I expected, but they were a hit – even without using vanilla powder or St Germain. The family thought it was like mini dutch pancakes I have made from your recipes.

    Thanks for another winner.

    1. Hey Antoinette,
      So great to hear! Love that this recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for making it! Have a great week? xTieghan

    1. Hey Kimberley,
      So great to hear! Love that this recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for making it! Have a great week? xTieghan