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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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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I have my old recipe of this and LOVE it! They are so easy and my kids love them. Way to go!!! - 3/17/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My father used to make these for me when I was a kid. We ate them with blueberry preserves (homemade). Ah, what sweet memories. - 3/17/08

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  • OMG!!! The awesome !!!!! Ty for sharing your recipe! :0) - 10/26/12

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  • yum! just like my mom used to make =)
    - 1/16/12

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  • I asked for an Aebleskiver pan for Xmas and my hubby could only find the 'As Seen On TV' Pancake Puffs pan... I made it with apple butter (amazing!) and apricot preserves (filling bust out of puffs). These are so tasty!! - 1/5/12

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  • I got my first recipe for these 42 years ago from my foster parents who were of Scandanavian descent--they're delicious--will have to try this recipe. They're really good with lingonberry (sp?) jam--yum! - 11/29/11

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  • is there any way to make these without the speciality pan? I'm trying to keep my kitchen simplified. - 9/25/11

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  • yes these are really good . makes you feel like home . warm and fuzzy . make as a treat for your children and grandchildren .. or even hubby .. - 9/23/11

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  • When I bought my pan in Slovang a couple weeks ago they said the tradition was to use knitting needles to turn them, but I used long skewers for shishkabobs. They are good with one raspberry or two blueberries inside too. - 9/23/11

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  • my hubby's family has a danish background and he makes these a couple times a year. they are really yummy. - 8/17/11

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  • I bought the pan and premix after seeing this recipe two years ago here on Spark. These little guys are so much fun to make. I have just recently almost perfected the ball turn without busting or burning. You can do an endless variety...just whatever your favorite flavors are or try something new - 8/17/11

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  • My rating would be a 3 1/2. I have lived in Denmark and these are okay. And an easy way to turn the Abelskiver is with a knitting needle. And skip the butter. In Denmark we use a lot of raspberry jam. And these are best eaten right away. - 8/17/11

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  • Can't wait to try these! I found this link on how to turn them when searching for a pan.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWxISl1dp
    yI&feature=player_embedded#at=379 - 8/16/11

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  • use a chopstick or wooden skewer to turn the aebleskiver after the edges start to cook (similar to a pancake). when you turn the aebleskiver, some of the dough liquid will fall to the bottom of the whole. this will cook & leave a small pocket inside. you can then fill the inside with jam, jelly,etc. - 8/16/11

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  • Thanks for this recipe. My husband's family is Danish and he remembers his "Nani" making these. - 8/16/11

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  • Great alternative to pancakes; I *finally* got to use that cool pan LOL - 8/16/11

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  • You can also fine non-stick Abelskiver pans at Williams-Sonoma... I love mine! - 6/23/11

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  • I turn mine with a bamboo skewer. We also add nuts and cinnamon with the apple sometimes. Or serve sauteed apples as a topping. - 11/29/10

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  • I make Aebleskivers and love them, but mine were so high calorie. Glad to find this lower calorie one.

    As is typical with the Danish folks that make these, use a knitting needle or a sharp skewer to grab the outer edge of the Aebleskiver, and they can be turned over very easily! - 11/29/10

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  • they sound really good.I am going to go looking for a pan and try them - 11/29/10

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  • We visited Solvang often while growing up. I even bought an aebleskiver pan when I visited with my husband. I was told to use a knitting needle to turn them, and it worked well. (I'm imagining either a metal or wooden one) Wonder where that pan went!!?? YUMMMMY! - 11/29/10

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  • I bought a pan a few years ago and make them when the grandkids are here. They are a nice treat for the kids. - 11/29/10

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  • Sounds yummy but what are the odds of getting one of these pans in UK...uncle google here I come!!! - 11/29/10

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  • very complicated recipe for me--but my friend is from Sweden and she made them and they are delicious! - 11/29/10

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  • My parents used to make these when we were growing up. I'd kind of forgotten about them until I saw the recipe. I think my dad used a toothpick to turn them. I can't wait to track down a pan and make them. Does anyone know if they freeze well?? - 3/11/10

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  • omg - 3/10/10

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  • very good. - 3/9/10

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  • very tasty - 3/7/10

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  • All these great reviews does anyone have a photo of what they look like? :) also have to hunt out one of the pans if I want to try this, but they sound delish - 3/7/10

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  • These sound wonderful. I am always looking for something different for breakfast. I have a sensitivity to eggs so omelettes etc are out for me. Cant wait until tomorrow morning to have these. - 3/7/10

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  • these little babies are really good. I put a low calorie jelly in the middle. I use large wooden skewer to turn each pancake - 3/7/10

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  • I have made these for years and they are the best. We love to put apricot or raspberry jam on them. No need to butter them like you would pancakes. SOOOOO GOOOOOOD - 3/7/10

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  • I'm going to look for a pan. Then I will try it...with as many substitute ingredients to make it Diabetic friendly. :I - 3/7/10

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  • I would just omit the salt completely to lower the sodium. But to make just one serving, how do you cut 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda by six? (I use a sodium free-sub) - 3/7/10

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  • I have the same recipe from my mother and we love them. I bought a pancake puff pan from my local kitchen store and it works well for these, too. - 3/7/10

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  • Thanks for alternative recipe, we love these. I use a wooden chopstick to turn them (pointy, not the ones with flat ends)
    - 3/7/10

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  • When I've made them, I put the batter in the pan and a bit of applesauce in then cook and turn. - 2/12/10

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  • I thought these were good, and my 16 year old son agreed. I liked it rolled in powdered sugar and cinnamon. My aebleskiver pan must be smaller, though, because I had used about half of the batter and I had 35 balls already. - 2/5/10

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  • have not tried this but will and for Carney8, you can find this pan at Williams and Somona for about 40 dollars, and I think I saw a cheap one at Target. - 2/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    m m good. I will try this one. - 2/3/10

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  • These look very interesting to me. I think the gkids would love them!!!
    Here's a link for the pans I found after a long search.
    http://www.aebleskiver.com/ - 2/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did try this, it came out almost like hushpuppies and it was very good.. - 2/2/10

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  • Youtube has lots of demonstrations...how to flip them. Even an infomercial. - 2/2/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Got to Try... Missed my Solvang trip the past two years and very much missed these. I do have a pan will try this weekend - 2/2/10

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  • Incredible!
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    I love apple in any form so these will be a real winner. - 2/2/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My neighbor made these for a party some time ago. She used a metal knitting needle to turn them, worked like a charm. So delicious! - 2/2/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this pan sounds like a pancake puff pan, am i correct? if that is the case, my family loves them! we make them alot on weekends. - 2/2/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I found a cast iron pan at the thrift store but did not know what it was for. After research online I used it. I was so impressed as they were like real donuts. Williams Sonoma (online) has the pans and recipes. I am going to make this recipe today. - 2/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We always use a fondue fork to turn them. It works so well. A healthy version is wonderful to have! - 2/2/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I always thought these were very caloric. - 2/2/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a great Danish recipe! It would be rough not to ever to be able to fix it again, once I have made it. Everyone licked it up! Thank You! - 2/2/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    As soon as I find a pan, I will be trying these....... - 2/2/10

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    My prayers are flowing~Hugs - 2/2/10

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    Sounds good. - 2/2/10

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    very good - 3/20/08

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    Sound good - 3/19/08

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    yummy - 3/17/08

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