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Ham and Gruyere Savory Popovers on a white plate next to a blue and white patterned napkin

Ham and Gruyere Savory Popovers

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Breakfast, or anytime of the day
Keyword: Baked goods, Popovers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 33 minutes
Total Time: 43 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 295kcal
This Ham and Gruyere Savory Popovers recipe is a real keeper. The Loon flipped for this when I brought a basket of these to the breakfast table. We love using a popover pan to ensure the perfect height and texture, but you could also use a muffin pan, too. And of course, you must use top-notch ingredients, like Smithfield Anytime Favorites Ham! NOTE: You will most likely have a little batter left over if using a standard popover pan. I usually save the leftover over batter and make 1 or 2 after the first batch is done. And remember: Room temperature ingredients and no peeking into the oven until time is up!
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  • Cooking spray for greasing the pan
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 cups whole milk room temperature, or slightly warmed in a microwave oven (it shouldn't be cold)
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup diced Smithfield Anytime Favorites Ham room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes not in oil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chives thinly chopped


  • Pre-heat the oven to 425°F. Place the pan in the oven a couple minutes before you are ready to the molds with the batter.
  • Sift together the flour and salt into a large bowl.
  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, butter and pepper in a separate bowl.
  • Add egg mixture to flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until combined (okay if some lumps remain).
  • Take the pan from the oven and spray liberally with the cooking spray.
  • Using a ladle or large spoon, fill each mold just over half way with the batter.
  • Distributing equally, add the cheese, ham, tomatoes and chives on top of the batter in each mold.
  • Top with just enough batter to nearly reach the top of each mold. (You may have some batter left over).
  • Place in the oven and bake for exactly 15 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350°F and bake for another 18 minutes. DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DURING BAKING TIME.
  • Remove from oven and carefully take the popovers out of the molds.
  • Gently prick the sides of the popovers with a toothpick to allow steam to escape.
  • Serve at once and enjoy!


Calories: 295kcal