Quick & Easy / Vegetarian

More Leftovers: Pumpkin Popovers

Whoa, this was awesome!  I’ve been on a use-leftover-pumpkin-wherever-I-can kick and tossed it into another food just the other night.  Remember Popovers, also known as Yorkshire Puddings?  Well in a quick thrown-together meal (yes, there was no meal plan this week because we’re trying to deal with all the leftovers from last week!) I grabbed a container with a ½ cup of pumpkin puree, leftover from our pie and felt inspired to add it to my grandma’s popover recipe.  Tossed in a few classic pumpkin spices and the result was great!  So, pumpkin season continues, and this is using pumpkins I bought in September.  I wonder how long they’ll last?   pumpkin popoevers Pumpkin Popovers pumpkin puree Based on my Grandma Ric’s recipe.

  • ½ cup pumpkin or winter squash puree
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour (or ¾ cup)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (or ¾ cup)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1-2 Tbs. pumpkin pie seasoning (½ tsp. each cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, etc.)
  • Butter for greasing muffin tin

Mix together the pumpkin, milk and eggs and briefly beat.  Add flour , salt, and spices and mix until just incorporated.  My grandma’s recipe says “don’t worry about lumps.”  She goes on to say “don’t open the oven until they’re done!” and I try to follow that rule. Grease a muffin tin with butter and place it close to the element in oven.  When the tin is hot add the popover batter, filling each muffin hole about 2/3s full.  Bake at 450 for 25-30 minutes (peak through the window of your oven and see if they’ve “popped over” and are golden).  Enjoy with butter, or jam, or anything else you like!

Popped popovers

butter on popovers, so goodSharing at the always awesome Party Wave Wednesday.

8 thoughts on “More Leftovers: Pumpkin Popovers

  1. These look delicious Jon!! You know what, every time I’ve seen popovers I’ve thought, ‘they look just like Yorkshire puddings’!! Nice to see that you cleared that up… is the term popover always used in the US and Canada? Anyway, names aside, I love the idea of adding pumpkin to these beauties. That photo with the melting butter is drool-worthy!

    • Haha, well I guess I cleared it up. My neighbours actually call them Yorkshire Puddings too, and they said the same thing as you so since then I’ve been referring to them as both. I think both are fine, so long as people know what you’re talking about!

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