Raspberry Turnovers

I first fell in love with popovers in college. I remember my roommates and I would make a batch sometimes late at night, slather them with strawberry jam and talk about all the things that girls in their early twenties do. Boys, probably. I didn’t have much luck with the boys in college, so there were a lot of popovers.

Looking back I think I made out pretty good. I’d trade any of those guys for a dozen popovers any day.

Raspberry Turnovers

Raspberry Turnovers

Popovers are a simply wonderful treat that I think most people completely forget about. The batter is almost identical to crepe batter, but thanks to high oven temperatures and a special popover pan the batter puffs and gets a little crisp on the outside while the almost hollow center stays soft and chewy.

Popovers can take on a wide variety of flavors and add-ins (check out these cheese popovers I made a few years ago), but I think these raspberry popovers are my favorite. They’re fresh and flavorful. I baked them one afternoon with my friend Becky while we talked about boys— my little Johnny, and her soon-to-be baby boy.

My twenty-something self would be proud. I’m still enjoying the popovers, but the boy situation has definitely improved.

Raspberry Turnovers

What Makes Popovers Pop?

Popover batter is simple, with few ingredients and no chemical leaveners. So what makes them rise? While baking at a high temperature, the eggs in the batter create steam, and the gluten in the flour prevents that steam from escaping. The tall narrow cups of the popover pan force the popovers up and up, and the steam comes together to make one big bubble which remains after they’ve baked, giving them their characteristic hollow center.

Raspberry Turnovers

Raspberry Turnovers

Yield: 6-12 popovers (depending on the pan you use)

Raspberry Turnovers

This light baked pastry is easy to make and perfect for any time of day.


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (237 ml, 8 fl oz) whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons (28 grams) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Handful of fresh raspberries


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the large eggs and milk. In a separate bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt, and zest. Add to the egg mixture and stir until just combined. It's okay if it's a little lumpy.
  3. Melt the butter in the microwave and then brush it into the cups of a popover pan or muffin pan. Place pan in the oven to heat it up while the oven finishes preheating.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, filling each cup to about 2/3 full. Scatter a few raspberries over the tops of each cup. Bake until puffed and golden, about 35-45 minutes. Serve immediately, popovers will deflate slightly as they cool.

Note: If you don't have a popover pan, a muffin pan will work just fine.


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17 Responses to Raspberry Popovers

  1. I just stumbled across your blog. These look delicious! I wonder if I could make these with Nutella instead of raspberries!

  2. I discovered popovers when I started visiting American and English food blogs, because, here in Italy, they’re completely unknown (tragic, right?!) I fell in love with them immediately, since they look easy and quick to put together and you can make lots of different combinations, too. These ones look perfect for Spring!
    I’ll be trying them out for sure!

    xo, Elisa

  3. I am amazed by these pop overs. they look so versatile and seem so simple! Where can I get tin that i could use for these?

  4. OH.

    These are the prettiest things! I would almost not want to eat them…almost ;)

  5. Julie says:

    Oh sweetie, these look sooo delicious. I’m reminded of the things we made with the prime rib only these look sooo much better! See you tonight!

  6. These are super fun and PERFECT for spring! Love, love, love!

  7. Mr. & Mrs. P says:

    Love popovers!! But we have never thought about adding fruit!! Yum

  8. Chels says:

    This picture is AMAZING and I’m drooling all over myself! I’ve got to get me one of these pans and make this asap!

  9. I was making boxed brownies and adding in snickers bars in college so you were way ahead of me in the food department ;) Loved our morning together!!

  10. Liz says:

    These look delicious! I have yet to make popovers but would love to one day soon! Thanks for the recipe and the baking tip :)

  11. Betsy says:

    I think I’d like to have breakfast at your house

  12. Beautiful popovers, I love the raspberries!

  13. SIOBHAN says:

    Just happened upon your site… It’s wonderful. I never heard of popovers before but I just have to make them now. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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