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Jalapeño-Cheddar Popovers

Savory Jalapeño-Cheddar Popovers feature a little kick of heat that we know you'll love. For a head start, make the popover batter a day ahead; cover and chill. Then bring to room temp before baking.

Southern Living MARCH 2014

  • Yield: Makes 1 dozen
  • Hands-on:15 Minutes
  • Total:1 Hour, 10 Minutes


  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced seeded jalapeño pepper (about 1 pepper)
  • Vegetable cooking spray


Preheat oven to 450°. Process first 5 ingredients in a blender 15 seconds or until smooth. Stir in cheese and jalapeño, and let stand 30 minutes. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray; place in a jelly-roll pan, and heat in oven 2 minutes. Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan, filling halfway. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375°, and bake 8 to 12 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.


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