Before you say it, I realize Easy Apple Popovers are not traditional “popovers”. I really struggled with the name, originally calling them apple stuffed biscuits, it didn’t really describe them well. Neither did dumplings- you know like the ones that wrap apple slices in croissant dough on Pinterest? Although if this sounds good to you, check out my Cherry Dumpling Casserole.
I finally landed on apple popovers when I was making them again and say them “popping over”. It seemed fitting. And they are way easier than a traditional popover! Using refrigerated biscuit dough, you don’t even need a true popover pan, only a cupcake tin. Apple pie filling, freshly grated cinnamon and turbinado sugar give them the extra pizzazz they need to not just be biscuits and jellied apples.
Breakfast or Breakfast, these are RIDICULOUS!!! I first made them after my husband and I took a last minute weekend trip to Nashville, Tennessee. One of the highlights of our trip was a delightful place called Monell’s. Tucked into a residential neighborhood off the beaten path, each room of an old house has a large farm table with seating for 10 or more. You are sat “family style” with strangers, forcing you out of your comfort zone.
There is no menu, which is great because you get to try a little bit of everything and experience dishes that would have otherwise been off your radar. It was a traditional Southern breakfast; soul food, comfort food, DELICIOUS food. My epiphany came when cinnamon apples came into contact with a flaky buttermilk biscuit. Genius!
This version is not from scratch, but it does the trick and accomplishes the same tastes. Sweet, slightly tart apples enveloped in a flaky crust. As a breakfast item you might want to drizzle a simple mixture of powdered sugar and water over top. As a dessert item it tastes great with Breakfast and whipped cream. Serve immediately after removing from the oven. They will keep in the fridge, but the biscuit will get soggy on the inside from the apple stuffing.
If you like this recipe, then you’ll also love my Coffee Cake , Easy Apple Cream Cheese Strudel or Best Baked Apples!