Family Favorite Swedish Aeggekage Christmas Breakfast

Mr. Frugalista has fond childhood memories of this decadent Swedish Aeggekage Breakfast being served on the family farm on Christmas morning. It is a Danish oven pancake but similar to a sweet version of Yorkshire pudding.



Don't let that intimidate you because it is quite easy to make. It is a great recipe to serve for holiday brunch or a large group Christmas morning. His family's version of this traditional Swedish recipe has a yummy layer of bacon.



This family favorite Swedish Aeggekage Breakfast recipe with bacon serves twelve guests making it perfect for a holiday brunch or Christmas morning.

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Danish Oven Pancake Christmas Breakfast Recipe

The fluffy Yorkshire base is topped with cranberry sauce and whipped cream but I added my own twist by sprinkling orange zest on top as well. If you're looking for a healthy low-fat breakfast recipe, THIS IS NOT IT.



This family favorite Swedish Aeggekage Breakfast recipe with bacon serves twelve guests making it perfect for a holiday brunch or Christmas morning.

I have never tried this recipe before but I heard my husband speak of it fondly over the years. Now that I have; oh my goodness, where has this decadent breakfast been all my life!



We enjoyed it so much that it's on the menu for our family brunch this weekend, so now our kids will be tasting it for the first time too. I've included the printable recipe card for you further down in the post.



This family favorite Swedish Aeggekage Breakfast recipe with bacon serves twelve guests making it perfect for a holiday brunch or Christmas morning.

The motivation for finally making the traditional family Aeggekage breakfast is to honor my late mother-in-law who we lost in September.



We are paying tribute to her on our first Christmas without her by serving her favorite family recipes. Earlier this week I shared her mouth-watering Swedish Pepparkaka Cookie recipe.



Can you make this recipe ahead of time?

This is not a make-ahead recipe and is best served right from the oven. Although you can prepare the batter and cook the bacon ahead of time and have it ready in the fridge to save some time.



Swedish Aeggekage Breakfast Ingredients

Pictured below are the ingredients you'll need to make the recipe.



This family favorite Swedish Aeggekage Breakfast recipe with bacon serves twelve guests making it perfect for a holiday brunch or Christmas morning.

  • 1 lb of bacon
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup of butter
  • 2 cups of whole cranberry sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Icing Sugar for dusting
  • Whipped Cream, for serving
  • Orange Zest of 1 orange, for serving


How To Make Swedish Aeggekage Breakfast Recipe

Cook one pound of bacon, drain the fat, and set it aside in the fridge for now. Ignore the butter in the pan in the photo below, we'll be adding it in another step further down.



This family favorite Swedish Aeggekage Breakfast recipe with bacon serves twelve guests making it perfect for a holiday brunch or Christmas morning.

Making the batter is similar to crepes; whisk the eggs, milk, sugar, and salt together in a large bowl.



This family favorite Swedish Aeggekage Breakfast recipe with bacon serves twelve guests making it perfect for a holiday brunch or Christmas morning.

Next, whisk in the flour in small increments until it forms bubbles and is no longer lumpy. Let the batter stand in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.



 This family favorite Swedish Aeggekage Breakfast recipe with bacon serves twelve guests making it perfect for a holiday brunch or Christmas morning.

  1. Preheat the oven to 500℉ (260 ℃).
  2. Place 1/2 cup of butter into a 9 x 13-inch glass baking dish and put in the preheated oven until it melts.
  3. Carefully brush the butter all over the bottom and sides of the hotdish with a basting brush.
  4. Lay the precooked bacon on the bottom of the hot dish.
  5. Pour the batter into the hot bacon-lined baking dish.
  6. Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes or until it rises and is nice and fluffy like Yorkshire pudding (pictured below).


This family favorite Swedish Aeggekage Breakfast recipe with bacon serves twelve guests making it perfect for a holiday brunch or Christmas morning.

Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before sprinkling a light dusting of icing sugar. Cut into 12 portions and top with a dollop of whole cranberry sauce, whipped cream, and a sprinkle of orange zest.



What We Would Do Differently

You can see in the photo above that there is a lot of butter resting on the top of the cooked Yorkshire base. Next time we will reduce the butter to 1/3 cup instead.



The Swedish Aeggekage recipe is very filling and it's unlikely your guests will be asking for seconds. As promised here is the printable recipe card should you want to try this Christmas breakfast recipe.




Recipe Yield: 12
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Swedish Aeggekage Christmas Breakfast

Swedish Aeggekage Christmas Breakfast

This family favorite recipe, also known as a Danish Oven Pancake, is a perfect dish to serve for brunch or Christmas morning. Its Yorkshire pudding-like base topped with whole cranberry sauce, whipped cream, and orange zest makes this a very decadent but filling breakfast. Your guests will be asking for the recipe!
prep time: 1 hour cook time: 15 M total time: 1 H & 15 M

ingredients:

  • 1 lb of bacon
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup of butter
  • 2 cups of whole cranberry sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Icing Sugar for dusting
  • Whipped Cream, for serving
  • Orange Zest of 1 orange, for serving

instructions:

How to cook Swedish Aeggekage Christmas Breakfast

  1. Precook 1 package of bacon until cooked but not crisp.
  2. Place on a paper towel-lined dish to absorb the fat and set aside.
  3. Whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, and salt until smooth.
  4. Whisk in flour in small increments until incorporated.
  5. Set mixture aside in the fridge and let stand for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 500℉ (260 ℃).
  7. Place butter into a 9 x 13-inch glass baking dish and place it into the preheated oven until it melts.
  8. Brush the butter all over the bottom and sides of the hot dish.
  9. Lay the precooked bacon on the bottom of the hot dish.
  10. It's very important that the butter in the baking dish is still very hot for the next step.
  11. Pour batter into the hot baking dish and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  12. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
  13. Dust with icing sugar and top with whole cranberry sauce.
  14. Cut into 12 servings.
  15. Top with whipped cream and orange zest.

NOTES:

Prep time includes cooking the bacon and setting the batter aside for 30 minutes.
Calories
488.70
Fat (grams)
22.68
Sat. Fat (grams)
9.37
Carbs (grams)
49.86
Fiber (grams)
1.39
Net carbs
48.47
Sugar (grams)
26.37
Protein (grams)
21.19
Sodium (milligrams)
1039.33
Cholesterol (grams)
178.49
Created using The Recipes Generator


All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods, and portion sizes per household.



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  1. I've never heard of this before, but it looks delicious and it has bacon.

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    1. It is so so good Jenny! I can't believe it took me so long to finally make it otherwise it would have been served every Christmas morning for decades.

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  2. I love the Christmas flavours in this delicious recipe, Marie! I've never heard of Swedish Aeggekage breakfast, it's definitely something I want to try.

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    1. The flavour combinations are so so delicious, Cyna. I'm salivating just thinking about them. LOL

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  3. What a wonderful way to honor your mother-in-law. I love that! This recipe looks amazing too. So pretty and festive!

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    1. Thank you Heather 😊 I can't believe I waited so long to make this breakfast because it's so delicious.

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  4. That combination of ingredients looks delicious!

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  5. This looks great!! I am adding to my Christmas menu.

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  6. This reminds me of Dutch pancakes, but this looks like it has a egg custard type center? I like that this has all the essential breakfast good all in one pan. Pinned.

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    1. It is a version of a Danish Oven Pancake, Erlene. It is kind of between a custard and Yorkshire pudding but VERY filling. I don't think traditional Aeggekage has bacon but my husband's family always added it. So yummy 😋

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  7. I've never heard of this, but simply must give it a try! looks fabulous. XOXO PInned....

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    1. Susie, I'm telling you it is so delicious. We're hosting a brunch tomorrow morning and serving this yummy breakfast. I can't wait to sink my teeth into it once again. 😋

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  8. I just saw your recipe for the Swedish “puff”! I will make it when my sister comes to visit for the holidays! My Dad was Swedish and he loved the pepparkakke too! I always buy some pickled herring and Aquavite to have at Christmas too. Do you do the herring thing or do you hate it? We always ate some strange foods that other people thought were crazy! Thanks for the recipes!

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    1. I hope your sister loves the Aeggekage, Laura! My mother-in-law spoke of having the pickled herring and Aquavite when she was a kid but in all honesty, you couldn't pay me enough money to give it a try.

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