Scandinavian Recipes

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Finnish Pulla

Rating: 5 stars 214
A unique bread with a sweet flavor that makes a wonderful holiday gift! It takes about 4 hours to make, so allow yourself plenty of time.


Rating: 4.5 stars 614
These Swedish thumbprint cookies are proof that just a few ingredients are all you need for delicious treats.
By G Crandall


Rating: 4.5 stars 121
Thin, crisp, fried cookies made with a simple batter and a rosette iron.

Finnish Kropser (Baked Pancakes)

Rating: 4.5 stars 140
This delicious bar is a treat that can be served for breakfast or with tea. Serve with syrup, jelly or honey.

Swedish Nuts II

Rating: 4.5 stars 113
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!
By Joanie Critchlow

Norwegian Lefse

Rating: 4.5 stars 73
Delicious Scandinavian flatbread; a special treat for the holidays.

Danish Almond Puff

Rating: 4.5 stars 50
My mom used to make this Almond Puff every year for Christmas. It is very elegant and pretty--and surprisingly easy to make. I almost always have every ingredient already in my cupboard. I made it myself for the first time and my husband loved it. I'm planning to make it for his mom when she comes to visit. This is a fun one to share.

Danish Christmas Red Cabbage

Rating: 4.5 stars 78
In Denmark it is traditional to serve a cooked pickled red cabbage for the Christmas Eve dinner. This is my mother's, and it is so easy to make and will be a great sidedish to any roast duck, turkey or goose. When reheating, I like to add a tablespoon of black currant jam to enhance the flavor.

Norwegian Pancakes - Pannekaken

Rating: 4.5 stars 230
My Norwegian grandmother made this for us as a treat, and it continues to be a favorite my mother makes for my kids. Very easy and versatile. Serve rolled like a crepe with syrup or jam. Can also be a dessert stuffed with a sweetened cream cheese and lingon berry mixture.

Swedish Meatballs (Svenska Kottbullar)

Rating: 4.5 stars 789
Baked seasoned beef and pork meatballs served with brown sour cream gravy.

Easy Swedish Meatball Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 392
An easy Swedish meatball sauce with frozen meatballs is comfort food at its best.

Authentic Swedish Pancakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 59
Make stacks of small, authentic Swedish pancakes with just 5 ingredients.

Inspiration and Ideas

Easy Swedish Apple Pie
Rating: Unrated 257
Apple pie baked with a cinnamon crust.
Hasselback Potatoes
Rating: Unrated 493
Jazz up your roast potato routine with these fancy Hasselback potatoes!
Rating: 4.5 stars 169

Sweet, puffy pancake balls served hot with jam, powdered sugar, or syrup.