Apple Ableskivers with chocolate cream

Apple Ableskivers are Danish snacks made with a delicious apple filling stuffed inside and served with yummy chocolate cream. Ableskivers are nothing but our traditional paniyarams.

Apple paniyaram

Ableskivers also called “appleskives” are traditional Danish pancakes in a distinctive shape of a sphere.  The name literally means apple slices  in Danish, although apples are not usually an ingredient. Ableskivers are not sweet themselves but are traditionally served dipped in raspberry, strawberry, black currant or blackberry jam and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

My kiddos cannot eat with jam or some fruity sauce. So, i made a sauce with their favorite ingredient chocolate. Yes, this dish was a super duper at home. My elder kiddo, the picky eater in our family, loved this fluffy, stuffed with juicy apples  and served with lots of sauce on top.  These apple ableskivers make a healthy evening snack and filling lunch box.

Apple Ableskivers

What the danish call Ableskivers we call it paniyaram in south-india and its part of food culture for eons. So most of the south-indian homes will definitely have the paniyaram pan, pan with holes, the ableskiver pan. If you have one, then it is easy to make, or else i would suggest to do it like a traditional pancake.

How i make it?

Let us make the apple filling for the apple ableskivers first. Heat butter in a pan, add chopped apples to it and saute add sugar and cinnamon powder to it and let it soften and all the liquid get absorbed.

Let the filling rest and cool completely. Now let us make the pancake batter. Since i dont eat eggs, i have used milk in place of egg. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder in a bowl, add milk slowly and whisk to get a pourable batter.

Apple filling

To Make the Ableskivers/Paniyaram

Heat the ableksiver/paniyaram pan, dot the holes with butter, fill half the hole with batter first, add a tsp of apple filling in each of them. Fill the hole with some more batter.

Ableskiver cooking

Dot them with butter, let it cook for a minute or 2 in a medium flame, flip carefully with a fork or a turn stick and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Take it off the pan and serve it warm with a drizzle of chocolate cream or your favorite sauce/jam.

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The Ingredients

  • Flour, you can use whole wheat flour or all purpose flour for the batter, i have used 50:50 of both flours.
  • Apples for filling, i have used royal gala apples for this.
  • Since we dont eat eggs, i have used milk to make the batter.

Apple Ableskivers with chocolate cream

Apple Abelskivers are Danish snacks made with a delicious apple filling stuffed inside and served with yummy chocolate cream.
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Danish cuisine, International
Keyword: Ableskiver recipe, Apple paniyaram, Apple recipe, Fall recipe, How to make ableskivers, Paniyaram recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 3


  • Paniyaram/ableskiver pan


For the batter

  • ½ cup All purpose flour/Whole wheat flour/ 50:50 of each
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 2 pinches salt
  • ¾ cup milk + 2 tbsp extra
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Butter for making the ableskivers

For the filling

  • 2 nos apples i have used royal gala apples
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder


Let us make the filling

  • Take a shallow pan, add butter and chopped apples. saute for 2-3 minutes. Add sugar and water. 
  • Let this cook in simmer until the apples gets soft, add cinnamon powder to this and cook untik all the liquid is absorbed. Take it off the stove.

Let us make the ableskiver/paniyaram

  • Take flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Mix them well with a fork or whisk. Now, slowly add milk and mix well to make a pour-able batter. I have used 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp extra to get a pour-able batter. 
  • Heat the ableskiver pan, dot the moulds with little butter, pour 1/2 a ladle of batter into the holes.
  • Add a tsp of spiced apples into them, Fill them up with another 1/2 a ladle of batter. 
  • Add little dot of butter on top, let it cook in a simmer flame for 2 minutes.
  • Carefully flip them over using a fork or an ebelskiver turn stick. Let it cook for another 2-3 minutes. 
  • Remove the cooked abelskivers/paniyaram on to a serving plate. Serve with chocolate  whipped cream /plain cream.

Serve this delicious and cute apple paniyarams with the sauce of your liking. i served them with chocolate cream.

If packing these apple ableskivers for breakfast/lunch box, then pack the sauce separately.

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Note :An old post, published on 4th September, 2015 updated with new content.