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Swedish Cheesecake

Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 45 mins
Total Time: About 65 mins
Nutritional Information:
Calories: Approximately 200-250


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Experience the unique and comforting flavors of Swedish cuisine with this traditional Ostkaka, or Swedish Cheesecake. Unlike its creamier American cousin, the Swedish version is a delicate blend of almonds and rennet, resulting in a dessert that is both rich and airy, dense yet light. This cherished recipe, passed down through generations, captures the essence of Swedish hospitality in every slice.


  • Whole Milk: 32 ounces — the creamy base of our cheesecake.
  • Rennet Tablets: 1/4 tablet — essential for coagulating the milk to the right texture.
  • Eggs: 3 large — add richness and help bind the ingredients.
  • Sugar: 4 ounces — provides a subtle sweetness.
  • Almond Flour: 3 ounces — for a nutty depth that complements the mild flavors.
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 teaspoon — enhances the overall aroma.
  • Salt: A pinch — sharpens the flavors.


  1. Warm the Milk: Gently heat the milk to about 100°F, ensuring it does not boil to preserve the delicate texture.
  2. Add Rennet: Dissolve the rennet in a small amount of water, then stir into the warm milk. Allow the mixture to sit undisturbed to form curds.
  3. Prepare for Baking: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  4. Handle the Curds: Once the curds have set, break them gently to ensure a beautifully textured cheesecake.
  5. Combine Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whip the eggs with sugar, almond flour, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Fold this mixture into the curds gently to maintain airiness.
  6. Bake: Transfer the mixture to a greased baking dish and bake until the top is golden brown.
  7. Cool and Serve: Allow the Ostkaka to cool slightly before serving. This dessert pairs wonderfully with whipped cream or a dollop of lingonberry jam.

Pro Tips:

  • Texture is Key: The proper setting of the milk with rennet is crucial for the perfect consistency.
  • Patience Pays Off: Let the Ostkaka cool slightly for clean slices.
  • Balance the Flavors: The interplay of sweetness, almond, and cream creates a harmonious taste profile.

Why Choose This Recipe?

This Ostkaka is not just a dessert; it’s a slice of Swedish tradition. Perfect for Healthy Eating with EatBeat, it balances Nutritional Balance Recipes with delightful taste, making it a sophisticated addition to any meal. Ideal for anyone looking to introduce EatBeat Healthy Meals into their dining experience, it represents the simplicity and indulgence of Delicious Nordic Meals.