Swedish Recipes

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Bread Machine Swedish Coffee Bread

Rating: 4.76 stars
This is a delicious Swedish coffee bread recipe converted for use with a bread maker! My family is Swedish, and ever year we make this recipe just in time for Christmas. We always enjoy it especially on Christmas morning. We used to make a long, drawn out version that was my great-grandmother's recipe, but thanks to modern conveniences like the bread maker it takes much less time and work! I hope your family enjoys this as much as mine has.


Rating: 4.58 stars
Swedish thumbprint cookies.

Jule Kaka

Rating: 4.71 stars
This is a Swedish Christmas Bread with candied fruits and a yummy cardamom flavor.

Swedish Kringles

Rating: 4.39 stars
This is a flaky bar-type treat that my mom made many times when I was a kid. It is a tasty almond-flavored treat that is nice at Christmastime!

Swedish Toscas (Swedish Almond Tarts)

Rating: 4.54 stars
I found this recipe that my mother had written on the back of an envelope. She must have made it a bunch, because there were splatters all over the envelope! I made it and it's really a yummy tart recipe!

Swedish Meatballs (Svenska Kottbullar)

Rating: 4.65 stars
Our family's traditional Christmas recipe, frequently doubled and kept warm in a crock pot. Worth the effort, and the meatballs are even better the next day! Reserve brown gravy and add sour cream to it the day you serve the leftovers.

Swedish Oatmeal Lace

Rating: 4.5 stars
Crisp, buttery lace rolls.

Swedish Nuts II

Rating: 4.68 stars
I make these wonderful sweet nuts using pecans every year for Christmas. They are a true delight, especially if you are a lover of nuts. If pecans aren't your forte, substitute walnuts. Happy Holidays!

Swedish Apple Pie

Rating: 4.68 stars
I won 1st place in an apple bake-off contest with this recipe. It is the easiest and best apple pie I have ever tasted. It has no crust, believe me, it doesn't need one. I always use Granny Smith apples because they are the best apples for pies. Enjoy!!!!

Swedish Limpu Bread

Rating: 4.42 stars
Light, golden loaf Swedes have served for centuries.

Easy Swedish Meatball Sauce

Rating: 4.34 stars
A quick but very tasty sauce to add to already prepared frozen meatballs. This recipe makes a generous amount of sauce for a 1/2 package (20 oz) of meatballs. Serve over egg noodles or rice.

Authentic Swedish Pancakes

Rating: 4.65 stars
This is an authentic Swedish pancake recipe that was taught to my father by his mother, who was born in Sweden. My father then passed it to me. Kids love them. Never any leftovers when I make them. To serve, you can spoon melted butter over pancakes and sprinkle with sugar, or serve with lingonberry sauce. You can also use the batter to make crepes.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Swedish Meatballs
Rating: Unrated
Swedish meatballs, traditionally served with boiled potatoes and lingonberry preserves, are a hearty meal the whole family will love!
Margareta's Cardamom Cake
Rating: Unrated
Our Swedish cousin Margareta taught us this simple, but yummy, recipe. If you love cardamom, you will love this!