Cakes & Desserts

Knäck & Kola (Swedish Christmas Toffee)

There are many ways to cook caramel candy. In Sweden, the most popular are chewy or brittle knäck with crunchy almonds (like that found in Daim) and smooth, soft smörkola (like Werther’s).

Pecan Pie

Gooey and sweet, this pie is amazing when served warm with a scoop of ice cream.

Fruit Pie

The expression as American as apple pie may be true, but Swedes bake a lot of them, too! I enjoy mixing in a few peaches, inspired by pies from the historic town of Julian, California.

Fruit Crumble

Crumble is what Swedes usually refer to when talking about pie. Normally it comprises only fruit and topping, but since I love pie crust I use that too, American style.

Simple Custard Sauce (Crème Anglaise)

This simplified recipe for custard sauce uses a whole egg instead of yolks and whipped cream for a really light and fluffy consistency. In Sweden this is always served with fruit crumble, but it is a classic companion to many desserts.

Panna Cotta

This famous Italian dessert is so quick and easy to make, and perfect for parties as it can be prepared ahead of time.

Lime-macerated Fruit

Refreshingly sweet and slightly tangy, this simple recipe enhances the flavor and consistency of fresh fruit and berries.