Æbleskiver ♥ How to Make Danish Aebleskiver with Apple Filling

Did you know there are different types of Æbleskiver batter?  There are a variety of aebleskive recipes. Some aebleskive recipes require buttermilk or milk or yeast. Here is our 3rd version using milk and baking powder.

First step is to make the Apple Filling.  The second step is to make the batter.  Finally. we are ready to make the Æbleskiver!

Apple Filling Ingredients:

  • 2-3 tart apples, peeled, cored and diced (according to size)
  • approx. 1/4 cup butter
  • 2-3 tblsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
Kitchen Tools:
  • large heavy saucepan
  • apple peeler
  • cutting knife
  • cutting board
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoon
  • mixing spoon


Cook the apples in the melted butter with the spices and sugar over medium heat until the apples are tender (approx. 10 min).

Remove from the heat and use as filling for for the aebleskiver.
Aebleskive Ingredient:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tblsp melted butter

What to Serve with Æbleskiver

  • powder sugar for dusting
  • sugar or jam

Kitchen Utensils:

  • æbleskiver pan (cast iron preferable)
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • electric mixer
  • wooden spoon
  • measuring cup/spoons
  • wooden skewer or knitting pin


Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a bowl. Mix egg yolks with the milk and the melted butter. Add the yolk mixture to the flour mixture and stir till well blended.

In a separate bowl beat the egg whites till stiff, but not dry. With a spatula fold approx. 1/3 of the egg whites into the batter and finally fold in the rest of the egg whites until no white streaks remain. Now we area ready to bake the aebleskiver right away in the aebleskive pan.

Add butter to the aebleskive pan and heat up the pan. When butter bubbles add 1 tblsp batter in the pan and add 1 tsp apple filling into the center. Finally add a little batter on top of the filling.

Cook until the aebleskiver are browned on each side (approx. 3 min each side). Turn with a knitting pin or a wooden skewer.

Dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving.

Tip:Æbleskiver can be kept warm in the oven, and they can also be frozen.

We hope you enjoy our Danish aebleskive recipe for your Jul celebrations, afternoon snacks or whenever you feel like having one! 

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