Grandma's Aebleskevers

This Danish treat is essentially a pancake ball. They often had fillings like jams or applesauce but we always made them plain and dipped them in powdered sugar.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
24 aebleskevers


  • 2 large eggs, separated

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 tablespoon shortening

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted, or as needed


  1. Beat egg whites in a bowl until stiff.

  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a second bowl. Mix in egg yolks, condensed milk, and shortening. Fold in egg whites.

  3. Heat an aebleskiver pan over medium heat until hot. Brush each cup with a little melted butter using a pastry brush, then fill each with about 2 tablespoons of batter until almost full. Cook until they begin to bubble; flip over, allowing batter to fill the bottoms of the cups. Continue to cook, turning as needed, until golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

298 Calories
15g Fat
35g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 298
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 140mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 145mg 11%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 183mg 4%

* 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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