Also see the Cookies, Christmas/Yule
and Fruits topics for more dessert ideas
Recipes on this site:
(Cardamom Coffee Cake)
A great Scandinavian coffee cake, flavored with cardamom and topped with
Apple Pie, Swedish Style
A crustless apple pie: the batter is baked right in with the chopped apples.
Almond flavor brings out the apple tartness or sweetness. Especially good
for autumn apples!
Recipes on the Net:
Basic Vanilla Sauce
Served over many Scandinavian desserts, from fruits to cakes.
Made with honey and cardamom. The chopped whole almonds are cooked with the
custard, but then the mixture is strained and the pieces of almond are removed,
leaving a smooth texture and strong almond flavor.
If you can find these Scandinavian favorites, try this simple recipe.
Cloudberry Layer Cake
Make with fresh cloudberries or cloudberry preserves.
Norwegian Hazelnut Cake
A rich cake that's fairly simple to make.
Orange Torte (Appelsiinitorttu)
A Finnish dessert. Try substituting "almond flour" (available in some
online and brick-and-mortar Scandinavian stores) for the ground almonds if you
don't have a food processor or efficient blender or grinder.
Pasha (Finnish Easter Custard)
Uses ground almonds, decorated with candied fruits and almonds.
Scandinavian Oatmeal Cake
Baked in a springform pan, and topped with a sweetened mixture of walnut and
coconut, flavored with cinnamon.
Swedish Lemon Cream
A Betty Crocker recipe, a bit like crème fraîche made with gelatin.
Swedish Nut Cake
This recipe uses crushed pineapple, chopped walnuts, and cream cheese among theingredients.
Swedish Rice Pudding
At Christmas-time, bake this with one whole almond to determine who gets a special prize, or, in another tradition, to discover who will be married in the coming year.
Applecake with Vanilla Sauce
Crushed rusks with melted butter form the crust
for sweetened applesauce to bake in. After baking, the cake is decorated with
powdered sugar sifted through a doily or other paper pattern.
More of a dessert soup, this is made with rice, raisins, whipping cream, sugar