Aebleskiver is a Danish dessert, like doughnut holes, but sweeter and much better. It's traditionally served with glogg during the Advent and cooked in a cast iron pan that resembles an egg poacher. Serve hot with syrup, jam, or powdered sugar.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
30 aebleskivers


  • 2 large egg whites

  • 2 cups buttermilk

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 large egg yolks

  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying


  1. Beat egg whites in a clean glass or metal bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

  2. Mix together buttermilk, flour, egg yolks, melted butter, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; beat until smooth. Gently fold in egg whites.

  3. Heat an aebleskiver pan over medium heat. Put about 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in the bottom of each cup.

  4. Pour about 2 tablespoons batter into each prepared cup. As soon as bubbles appear around the edges, turn them quickly. (Danish cooks use a long knitting needle, but a fork will work.) Continue cooking, turning the ball to keep it from burning.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

63 Calories
3g Fat
8g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 125mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 39mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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