Aebleskiver, Danish Apple Pancakes
I love saying the word aebleskiver. Even more, I love making them. Aebleskiver are Danish pancake balls filled with a spiced apple filling.
The technique can be a little overwhelming in the beginning and, like any pancake, the first few may be disasters but with some confidence and practice you will be making lovely little round aebleskiver in no time.
Spiced Apple Pie Filling
- 2-3 apples, peeled and diced
- 2-3 pats of butter
- juice of half a lemon
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 2-4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, fresh
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cardamom
- 2 eggs separated
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 cups buttermilk
Make spiced apple pie filling by combining apples, butter lemon juice, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a pot.
Place pot over medium heat and cook until apples are at desired texture.
Add cornstarch to thicken and let cool.
To make aebleskiver batter, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cardamom in a bowl. Mix and set aside.
In a separate bowl beat egg whites into stiff peaks and set aside.
To the flour mixture, add the egg yolks, melted butter, and buttermilk and mix well.
Fold 1/4 of the egg white mixture into the batter to loosen it up. Keep folding the egg whites in until well combined.
Place aebleskiver pan over medium -medium high heat.
Butter each cavity and pour batter in until the cavity is just filled. Spoon a teaspoon of apple mixture into the center of each aebleskiver.
Using a skewer, scoop the pancake up on it's side about halfway, allowing the batter the fill the cavity. Continue this motion until a complete ball has been made. Check video for visual instructions.
Serve with powdered sugar, syrup, or sauce of choice.