Swedish Sweets

SAVEUR magazine presents 11 delectable Swedish desserts, including cookies, caramels, and truffles.

Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread cookies like these are popular in Sweden during the holidays. See this RecipeTodd Coleman
Swedish Fruitcake
The Swedish name translates as fruitcake, but this light cake is only distantly related to the dense, sticky fruitcakes familiar to many Americans. See the recipe for Swedish FruitcakeTodd Coleman
Almond-Cream Tartlets
Almond-Cream Tartlets
Frozen raspberries or lingonberries top whipped cream and an almond pastry crust for these delicate, bite-sized tartlets.Todd Coleman
Saffron Buns Reddish orange saffron imparts a golden hue and a faintly spicy flavor to these buns. See this RecipeTodd Coleman
Swedish Shortbread Cookies In Sweden, these shortbread cookies are traditionally cut into star shapes and garnished with pearl sugar, which can be found at specialty baking stores and online sources. See this RecipeTodd Coleman
Peppermint Caramels This dessert, topped with crushed peppermint candies, is one of many versions of kola, a kind of semisoft toffee adored all over Sweden. See this RecipeTodd Coleman
Chocolate Truffles These truffles are coated in shredded coconut, which provides a pleasing contrast to the rich chocolate. See this RecipeTodd Coleman
Almond Caramels
Almond Caramels
Mini caramels flavored with almond, orange zest, and syrup make simple, delicious treats (and wonderful gifts).Todd Coleman
White Chocolate-Mint Truffles
When making these truffles, use supermarket-quality white chocolate, which has more stabilizers than expensive brands do and sets up better.Todd Coleman
Swedish Biscotti Based on a recipe from Stockholm¿s famed Vete-Katten bakery, these saffron-spiced biscotti are shorter and fatter than traditional ones. See this RecipeTodd Coleman
Swedish Dream Cookies Called dream cookies because of their airy texture, these Swedish holiday treats are meant to dissolve in your mouth when you eat them. See this RecipeTodd Coleman