Sweet Skillet Popover


This apple recipe is an easier and more efficient swap for pie. For dessert, top with whipped cream. At breakfast, scoop on a dollop of yogurt.

Sweet Skillet Popover
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins


  • 3 eggs

  • ½ cup milk

  • 3 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup thinly sliced Braeburn apple (1 medium)

  • 2 tablespoon butter, cut up

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • teaspoon salt

  • Powdered sugar


  1. Allow eggs and milk to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425°F.

  2. In a small bowl stir together 2 tablespoons of the granulated sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Add apple slices; toss until well coated.

  3. Place butter in an oven-proof skillet.* Heat skillet in oven about 2 minutes or until butter melts. Remove skillet from oven; swirl skillet to coat surface.

  4. Spread apple slices evenly in skillet. Bake about 10 minutes or until apples have softened slightly and butter is bubbling and beginning to brown around the edges.

  5. Meanwhile, for pancake batter, in a blender combine eggs, milk, flour, vanilla, salt, the remaining 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cover and blend about 1 minute or until well mixed and frothy.

  6. Remove skillet from oven. Pour batter evenly over apples. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until puffy and golden brown. Cool slightly in skillet on a wire rack. (Note: it will deflate quite a bit.) Dust with powdered sugar. Cut into wedges.


It's best to use a skillet at least 9 inches wide. In a smaller skillet the pancake will take longer to cook and be more moist and custardlike.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

160 Calories
7g Fat
20g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 160
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 128mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 110mg 2%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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