Aebleskiver (Round, Filled Danish Pancakes)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by AB_Fan

This Danish delicacy is served in many Danish-American homes, including mine. A special pan is needed; even though new pans are available, many cooks favor the old cast-iron pans, which are handed down from generation to generation. You can get them at many scandanavian specialty stores, and can also order them online. In Denmark, aebleskiver is served as a dessert with sugar or marmelade. On the island of Aero, a small sliver of prune is put in the middle as they are cooked. There are many different recipes, and this one is my family's favorite. We put a little jam, preferably lingonberry preserves, in the middle of our aebleskivers as they are cooking, before turning them, and we eat them with sweetened cinamon-sugar applesauce. You will need a little practice in turning these doughnut-like treats. A fork works, but some practiced "turners" use a knitting needle, preferably wooden, or a similar device such as an ice pick. Even a toothpick will do.

Top Review by Velouria

I've heard about aebleskiver and how good they are, so I ordered the pan from, then tried this recipe. They're delicious! It was my first time making them, so the first few came out a little flat, but the rest came out perfect. I tried turning them with a chopstick, but that was too messy. Then I tried an ice pick and that worked beautifully. I used nutmeg in the batter, which tastes great. Next time I may try the cardamom for different flavor. Thanks for the recipe. My family loved them, and I know I'll be making them often!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat egg whites until stiff; set aside.
  2. Beat egg yolks and buttermilk together.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together and add to liquid mixture.
  4. Add the melted butter and mix together until smooth.
  5. Fold in beaten egg whites.
  6. Fill pan cups about 1/4 full of oil and heat.
  7. Fill pan cups with batter. If you are adding jam, jelly, or applesauce to the middle add it now, only about a 1/4 teaspoons
  8. Bake until the edges are bubbly.
  9. Turn (using a fork, knitting needle, or toothpick) and continue turning until evenly browned and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

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