Ableskivers Recipe - A Family Favorite

by Lylah Ledner November 30, 2019

Ableskivers Recipe - A Family Favorite

Ableskivers are a danish pancake made in a special cast iron pan. It's tradition at our home to serve these Thanksgiving and Christmas mornings. 

• 4 eggs (separated)
• 2 cups buttermilk
• 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
• 2 tablespoons sugar
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoons salt
• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or cardamom
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/4 cup unsalted butter (melted)
• Powdered sugar (for sprinkling)
• Apple Butter

Beat the 4 egg whites in a medium-sized bowl until stiff but not dry. Reserve 2 egg yolks.
Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl.
In a high powered blender add the two egg yolks, buttermilk, vanilla extract, and melted butter and blend until smooth. Slowly add and blend in the dry ingredients. Fold in the beaten egg whites.

Fill each round of the Abelskivers pan with a bit of butter and heat over medium-high heat on top of stove. When the butter is hot and bubbly, fill the rounds with the batter- about 3/4 full.

When bubbly around the edges, turn each round upside down with a spoon or two forks. This is the tricky part - to try to get the ball turned over. It takes practice.

Continue cooking, turning until done, about 2 minutes. You’ll know it’s just about done because the ball will come away from the sides of the pan and it will be nice and brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Our family likes to serve it with sour cream and apple butter.


Lylah Ledner
Lylah Ledner