Pumpkin Pie Spice Popovers! The perfect treat to make this holiday season! Made with Land O Lakes® Pumpkin Pie Spice Butter Spread, these are so flavorful and delicious!
This recipe and post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes.
I absolutely love this time of the year! The weather is cooler, the leaves are changing colors and falling, and the smell of pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon fills the air. . or at least my kitchen!
Whenever I can get a chance to turn on my oven, listen to music and just bake, I’m in my happy place. I find those quiet times, while my kids are in school, that baking is so therapeutic for me. The other day, I boiled an apple, an orange rind, some cinnamon sticks and cloves and my house smelled amazing. I also baked some pumpkin molasses cookies and the afternoon was perfection. Not only did my kids get to come home to some freshly baked treats, but the smell just made everyone happy.
During the holidays, I bake twice as much as I usually do. I love having freshly baked treats in the house and I just love anything pumpkin pie spice!
As soon as I see the Land O Lakes® Pumpkin Pie Spice Butter Spread out at my grocery store, I stock up! We love spreading this on bread, rolls, bagels, you name it! Pumpkin pie spices swirl together in every creamy bite, and it’s spreadable right out of the refrigerator. It’s also divine on muffins and pancakes! We can’t get enough!
I had the brilliant idea of making Pumpkin Pie Spice Popovers and I am so glad I did! The Land O Lakes® Pumpkin Pie Spice Butter Spread, along with pumpkin pie spice in the popovers, make these popovers heavenly!
I hope you give these popovers a try and hurry up and grab your Land O Lakes® Pumpkin Pie Spice Butter Spread soon! It’s only here for a limited time!
Pumpkin Pie Spice Popovers
- Popover pan or muffin tin
- 3 large eggs room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups milk room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice*
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract optional
- non-stick baking spray for popover pan
- powdered sugar for dusting
- optional topping: melted butter and cinnamon sugar
- pumpkin or apple butter
- Preheat the oven to 450°F, and place your popover pan (or muffin tin) on a baking sheet in your oven to warm up while you are mixing your batter.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk until frothy, about 1 minute. Add the flour, salt, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract (if using) to egg mixture and whisk until batter is the consistency of heavy cream with some small lumps remaining. You want to see some small air bubbles because they are what will cause the popovers to rise but don't over mix.
- Remove your popover pan from the oven and grease or spray the muffin cups. Fill the cups 2/3 full (3/4 full for large popovers), and bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes**. Then, reduce the oven temp to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes. (Do not open the oven! Opening the oven door in the first 20 minutes can cause them to collapse.)
- When they are brown and crusty, remove them from the oven, and make a small slit in their sides with a sharp knife. "Popovers lose their crunch if they linger in the pan, so turn them out on a wire rack immediately and poke a small opening in the side of each with a paring knife to let the steam escape." Sprinkle with powdered sugar, or a cinnamon sugar mixture and serve immediately and enjoy! A pumpkin or apple butter with these would be divine!
Using a Muffin Pan Instead of a Popover Pan"Though a nonstick popover pan results in optimal height, a standard muffin tin works fine, too—but the popovers will be smaller. To make, only fill the outer cups of the standard muffin tin with popover batter; they will get better circulation in the oven. When baking, reduce cook time by 5 minutes."
How to Store and Reheat PopoversI do highly recommend making them the day of but if you absolutely have to- You can make the batter ahead of time and bake the popovers the next day or prepare a batch start to finish and freeze them for later or keep a few on your counter. Check out the tips below to keep your popovers fresh.
- To make ahead: You can make the batter and refrigerate it for up to one day before baking. Just let the batter come to room temperature and whisk it well or whirl it in the blender for a few seconds before pouring it into the muffin tins.
- To store and reheat: Store baked and cooled popovers in a zip top bag for up to a day. They are still edible after a day, but they don’t taste as fresh. Simply reheat them on a baking sheet (or place them back into the muffin tin or popover pan and bake) at 350°F for five to 10 minutes.
- To freeze: Store fully baked and cooled popovers in a freezer safe zip top bag or any freezer safe air tight container. They will last for up to three months in the freezer.