Apple Cinnamon Ebelskivers

Apple Cinnamon Ebelskivers

I made these for breakfast on Boxing Day. The apple cinnamon compote in the middle takes a little time but it is so worth it. Almost better than eating apple pie!If you don’t have an Ebelskiver pan don’t worry. The filling for these would taste great on any kind of pancake or waffle. You could use it to jazz up some Ego’s too! We ran out of maple syrup so I had mine with vanilla ice cream

Ebelskivers are Danish pancakes that were traditionally filled with jam and served at holidays or celebrations. The ones of today are versatile and filled with sweet or savory items.

Vanilla Pancake Batter
from Ebelskivers by Kevin Craft
1 cup plain flour
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs separated
1 cup milk
2 tbs melted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
1. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Then stir in the egg yolks, milk, melted butter and vanilla with a wooden spoon. The batter will be lumpy.
2. In a small bowl whisk the egg whites until stiff. Fold in one third to lighten the batter and then fold in the rest.
Apple Cinnamon Ebelskivers
Apple Cinnamon Filling
2-3 apples (I used Jazz) peeled, cored and chopped
1/4 cup unsalted butter
3 tbs sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir to dissolve the sugar about 3 minutes.
Apple Cinnamon Ebelskivers
2. Add the apples and cook, stirring often, until the apples are tender about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Apple Cinnamon Ebelskivers
3. Place the ebelskiver pan over medium heat. Brush each well with a little melted butter and place a tablespoon of batter in each.
Apple Cinnamon Ebelskivers
4. Place a tablespoon of the filling in each well.
Apple Cinnamon Ebelskivers
5. Place a tablespoon of batter on top of the filling.
Apple Cinnamon Ebelskivers
6. After about 2 minutes using two wooden skewers flip the pancake over so the other side can cook. It will be a little liquid still but will fuse together when flipped.
7. Place in a warm oven until ready to serve. Dust with icing sugar.

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  1. Made With Pink

    Oooh these are my absoloute favourite! After blogging about not being able to find the pan in the UK, I picked one up in Texas last year. My fav combo's are the apple cinnamon & cinnamon bun ones. I still want to try the chocolate & peanut butter ones made. I believe Lake Land has started selling those pans now for anyone in the UK who hasn't been able to find one.

  2. We have them too here and we call them 'poffertjes' (that would be something like 'puffies' in English :) )and I think they would be great for breakfast!

  3. uhh i love æbleskiver!!! we only eat them for x-mas in denmark and they were not originally filled with jam but a slice of apple.. (æble means apple) you can still get them with apple but usually they are just plain. we eat them with strawbarry jam and icing sugar..

  4. renata

    these look so yummy! it's the first time i see those in my life, i wish there were pans for them here but i don't think so… looks so delish!

  5. Elisabeth Asbaek

    Hey, hello!

    I stumbled upon your blog and have not drooled over more than 30 pages – and of course I reacted to the “Ebelskiver” recipe. ‘Cause I’m actually from Denmark, and can’t help to come with a couple of comments :)

    “Æbleskiver”, as they are called in Denmark, isn’t our form of pancakes – they’re just a form of cake we enjoy at Christmas time :) When we eat pancakes, we just make a little version of crépes. And we don’t fill them with jam (that sounds a little yuck). They’re originally filled with a little piece of apple, and then we dip them in jam and powdered sugar :) The name “Æbleskiver” means “Apple slices”, because of the slice of apple in the middle.

    And I see that you made them with cinnamon – try with cardamom, that’s much better in those :)

    If you’d like, I could give you an original Danish recipe from the ol’ days :)