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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 217.9
  • Total Fat: 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.4 mg
  • Sodium: 475.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 40.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 9.6 g

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Danish Aebleskiver (Pancake Balls)

Submitted by: NEWDAYNEWWAY75
Danish Aebleskiver (Pancake Balls)

Introduction

These delectable balls are a treat to eat and very filling. These delectable balls are a treat to eat and very filling.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 cups low-fat buttermilk
    1 1/2 cups white flour
    1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    2 eggs (I use an egg substitute)
    2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp baking soda
    2 tbsp sugar (or Splenda)
    Light cooking spary

Directions

If using regular eggs -
Seperate eggs. Beat whites until stiff.
Mix all other ingredients together. Then add eggs to mixture.
Spray your Abelskiver pan (can be found on Slovang website) with cooking spray. Turn burner on medium. (You'll have to keep a *very* close eye on the heat for the first two batches.)
Put 1 tbsp of batter in each hole. When the edges of each Abelskiver starts to bubble, carefully turn 1/4 of the way over with a fork. Let cook approximately 1 minute. Finish turning over and cook till middle is done. (Approximately 1 minute).
Optional: Before turning over, add a small piece of apple to each Abelskiver. (Hence the name - Aeble - Apple). Other variations could be chocolate chips (not so healthy though), etc.
Traditional way of serving: Butter and powdered sugar sprinkled on top.
My family's way: Split it in half, and dip one half into sugar, and the other half into jelly.
Yields: Approximately 36 balls.
Serving size: 6 balls
** Best eaten warm to hot and fresh. They taste okay if you have leftovers and warm in the microwave, but its better to just make enough batter for what you'll actually eat.


Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LANEERG.






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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Aeblesviker translates to apple slices. I am Danish and have enjoyed these all my life. My family loves them and I made them for Father's Day this year. I am so glad that someone added this recipe to this site. - 6/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I've made Aebleskivers for years and will pull the pan out, dust it off and make them again!! I've always added apples to mine, along with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg in the batter. Tastes like an appleturnover!! - 3/18/08

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    my austrian dad would make something very similar..he used 1 cp white flour, 1/2 cup corn meal, and 1/2 cup whole wheat or buckwheat flour..he also added chopped apples to the mixture, and made them on a regular griddle. - 2/2/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Im wondering where the apples are in this recipe as "aeble" in Danish means "apple".
    One could add a bit of shredded apples and 1-2 tablespoons of lemonjuice to change the flavour a bit (My mother in laws does this).
    In Denmark we eat them with jam and a bit of icing sugar (not very healty). Yum - 3/23/08

    Reply from NEWDAYNEWWAY75 (6/11/08)
    In my family we always made it without the apples. Until this past Sunday at my mom's! It was SO yummy! I wish I'd had it that way before.


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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I never thought of using cooking spray instead of a dot of butter. I never use white flour and usually add 1/4 tsp cardamon (if I'm out I'll use allspice and/or nutmeg) to the batter and use honey for the sweetener. I like a coarse applesauce. I get to use Grandma's cast iron pan from about 1905. - 3/15/09

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It sounds so delicious but I don't have a pan. Can it be made any other way? - 3/17/08

    Reply from NEWDAYNEWWAY75 (6/11/08)
    Not that I'm aware of. You can get a pan at a kitchen store usually, or order it online by doing a search for SOLvang (I misspelled it in my recipe!) or Aebleskever. There are pans for less than $20.


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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    We love these! I grew up in California and we usually made an annual pilgrimage to Solvang. Such a great tourist town and good food! The kids grew up wanting these for birthdays and holidays, at the very least! I make them with cardamon, but have never tried the apple or almond flavoring. Great! - 2/2/10

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We make these at home also outdoors on weekends. It is fantastic! We put jam in the centers though.. Tastes similar to jam filled donuts minus all those calories! - 6/11/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This brought back memories!! My mom is from Denmark and would make these about once a year for when we had a large group of people over and they would be a hit. We always had them with regular sugar but I will now have to try it with apples in it!! - 3/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    One of my favorite comfort foods. My kids adore these!! Thank you!!!!!!!! - 3/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    i am danish and we use to get æbleskiver at least once a week, this recipe was better than mine . thank you - 3/17/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe. My grandmother used to make these for me. I love a healthier recipe. Thank you - 3/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My grandmother was Danish and this was always a favorite in our house growing up. I fixed them as a young mother with the family recipe, but because of the amount of fat (our recipe used lard!) I haven't made them in years, but kept my pan. What a joy to have a healthy version recipe. Thanks. - 3/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    You can find the pan in specialty shops and catalogs as well as online. I add flax and blueberries and use Stevia. To give it a Norwegian flavor, use almondextract and cardamom. MMMMMMmmmmm...... - 3/17/08

    Reply from NEWDAYNEWWAY75 (6/11/08)
    Adding flax is a great idea to make them even more healthy! I tried that myself recently, and they turned out great.


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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tasted great I will add apple next time. - 11/29/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    these sound great!! Can't wait to buy a pan to make them - 2/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love aebleskivers! I make them almost every weekend. They are so versitile too. I've put apple slices in them (traditional), nutella, salted caramel on top, bananas, etc. Thanks for the recipe! - 2/2/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What a great recipe. To answer question that CHRISMAX1 asked about where is the apple "aeble" in aebleskiver from what I was told it refers to the shape because it is cooked in a special pan that when done right they come out shaped like an apple. - 2/2/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this! Sounds incredible! - 3/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds kind of like the Dutch mini pancakes - which are fabulous! - 3/20/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    delicious! - 3/17/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    tasty!! - 3/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    soo tasty!!! - 3/17/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I have not made this yet but am going to as when all the grandchildren come over it is a tradition to make Aebleskiver's and looking forward to trying to cut down on fat and calories. Thank you for the reciepe
    Lydia - 3/17/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am so happy to see this here! I grew up by Solvang, Calif. and used to get these whenever we were there. At one time I even had a pan I had bought at a garage sale. It's been years. Thanks for the memory. I'll have to give the recipe a try. I don't think my kids even know what they are. - 3/17/08

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