Swedish Cuisine

Sweet and savory, always flavorful, Swedish cuisine takes advantage of meats paired with tart, sweet berries and hearty gravies. And with these recipes, you don't even need to go to a Swedish furniture emporium to enjoy this rich cuisine.

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Swedish Rye Bread

Better Homes and Gardens

Slices of this tender rye bread are especially delicious toasted and served with jam or honey-nut cream cheese.

Swedish Pancakes

Vegetarian Times

This batter needs to rest for at least 2 hours, so you will need to plan ahead and rise early enough to make this in time for breakfast or brunch. You may also make the batter the night before, cover it tightly and refrigerate it until the next morning. Make the pancakes to order, or keep them warm on a covered platter in a 200 degrees F oven. Serve the pancakes with butter, lingonberries or other tart preserves, and/or sour cream and--in the case of my family, sour cream and brown sugar. Try them with just butter at first--they are delicate and faintly sweet.

Swedish Tea Ring

Midwest Living

Pepparkakor

Better Homes and Gardens

Christmas in Sweden might not arrive if these spiced cookies -- in shapes of gingerbread folk, hearts, and the beloved Christmas pig -- weren't on the scene. To follow the Swedish tradition, roll the cookie dough thinly.

Nutmeg Rosettes

Better Homes and Gardens

Nutmeg is the flavorful ingredient in these lacy fried cookies, a coffee time go-along for Swedish and Norwegian immigrants. Dusted with powdered sugar, these treats are also popular as Christmas cookies.

Swedish Lemon Pancakes

Midwest Living

Swedish Meatballs

Better Homes and Gardens

Stir baked meatballs into a rich cream sauce for this classic meatball recipe. Serve over noodles or with mashed potatoes.

Total: 45 mins

Chocolate-Banana Doughnuts

Better Homes and Gardens

Bumper-Crop Zucchini Pancakes

Better Homes and Gardens

These golden appetizers or dinnertime treats, flavored with Parmesan cheese and onion, will reign as a favorite pancake recipe. The secret ingredient is zucchini.

Cardamom Braid

Midwest Living

Meatballs and Alfredo Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 20 mins

Swedish Meatballs

Parents

Lean ground beef and fat-free half-and-half lower the fat in these meatballs. Serve them as an appetizer or with noodles for dinner.

Mixed Fruit Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

If you like, serve this Swedish dessert soup with a dollop of vanilla yogurt.

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