Ebelskivers are small Danish dumplings (originally from Denmark) that are cooked in a special pan with round compartments. These dumplings are similar in texture to pancakes , but have a rounded shape and are usually filled with a variety of ingredients, such as fruit, jam, chocolate, cheese, or even meat, depending on the recipe.

Today we bring you the recipe to make Apple Ebelskivers, that is, Danish dough balls stuffed with apple, with a touch of spices that makes them simply irresistible.

These delicacies are ideal for breakfast or snacks , and their flavor is a perfect mix of softness and spices that will not let you stop eating them.

To make these "Apple Spice Ebelskivers" it is recommended to use the special Nordic Ware pan designed for "pop dots" . This unique pan is the key to achieving the characteristic rounded, fluffy look of these dumplings. The Nordic Ware Pop Dots Pan is perfect for evenly distributing heat, resulting in perfectly cooked, golden brown ebelskivers on all sides. With their help, you can prepare this delicious recipe with ease and obtain exceptional results that will impress all your guests.

So, without further ado, let's dive into the preparation of these "Apple Spice Ebelskivers" and discover the taste of Danish tradition with a touch of apple and spices!

Danish stuffed dough recipe


For the filling:

1 tbsp unsalted butter
3 tbsp compact brown sugar
3 apples, peeled and grated
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp lemon juice

For the mass:

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 egg yolks
1 1/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup sour cream
5 egg whites
5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted for the pan
1 tbsp icing sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon


We prepare the filling:

  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook butter, brown sugar, apples, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and lemon juice until a thick glaze forms, about 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Drain if there is liquid and reserve.

We prepare the dough:

  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  2. In another bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks and then mix with the buttermilk and sour cream.
  3. Fold egg yolk mixture into flour mixture until well combined; the dough will be lumpy. Booking.
  4. Beat the egg whites at high speed until firm peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Gently fold the egg whites into the dough, in two additions.

We cook the stuffed balls:

  1. Grease the compartments of the Nordic Ware frying pan with oil or butter, using a kitchen brush .
  2. Heat the pan over medium heat.
  3. Pour 1 tablespoon of batter into each compartment and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Place ½ teaspoon of the apple filling in the center of each pancake and cover with 1 tablespoon of batter.
  5. Cook until the bottom is golden brown and crisp, about 2 minutes more.
  6. Using a wooden stick, flip the pancakes and cook until golden brown and crispy, about 3 minutes more.
  7. Repeat with the remaining dough, until you finish it all (this recipe makes about 30 Ebelskivers).
  8. In a small bowl or sugar sprinkler , mix together the icing sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the Ebelskivers.
  9. You can serve them as is with sugar on top, or with a splash of salted caramel (the touch of apple is great) or honey.

You are interested!

In the following video you will see how to use the pan for Danish balls and, most importantly, you will also discover that you can use this same Danish ball dough recipe to fill them with other ingredients to your liking: you can use jam, lemon curd, butter to make them super melty, chocolate, peanut butter, pastry cream, cream, fresh fruit, roasted fruit... Imagination in power and enjoy the Ebelskivers at your leisure!


Margarita said:

Buenos días de nuevo! Estoy deseando hacer esta receta que tiene una pinta maravillosa pero me surge otra duda que es como medir las tazas , no se el peso de la harina , de la crema agria etc por tazas y por mas que busco por internet no encuentro un criterio claro . Me podéis echar una mano porfavor .mil gracias

Claudia&Julia said:

Hola Margarita, gracias por preguntar. Te recomiendo hacerlo con manzana golden, que esté firme pero no verde, como más madurita más fácil se deshará. Saludos, verás qué rica!

margarita said:

buenas tardes , muchisimas gracias por la receta , la pinta es estupenda , pero algun tipo de manzana en especial ?? no se si una reineta quedaria bien para eso , repito las gracias y un saludo

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