Ladies who brunch
The last time I was over at my grandma’s house, she mentioned having some women over for a brunch to introduce a new neighbor to her friends. We thought it would be fun to do a fall inspired brunch – nothing too themey or over the top, but still festive.
After my grandma pulled out her table runner (a souvenir from Sweden), she had the great idea to make her grandma’s Swedish krem recipe as a side dish! She has a collection of old recipe cards written with a typewriter containing several of her grandmother’s Swedish recipes – from krem to meatballs to hand-stuffed sausages. It was really cool to see and even cooler to be able to pass on through my blog.
We kept the rest of the menu simple and light – everything was easy to make ahead of time, accommodates different dietary needs, and goes perfectly with coffee 🙂 .
- Pumpkin Bread
- Pumpkin Waffles (GF, DF)
- Pumpkin Butter (GF, DF) – a nice topping for the waffles and a nice gift for people to take home
- Mama Leah’s Swedish Krem (GF) – recipe below
Mama Leah's Swedish Krem
A Swedish fruit pudding served with cream, half & half, or whipped cream.
- 1 lb dried apricots
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 tbsp corn starch mixed with 1 cup cold water
Place apricots in a 4 quart saucepan with enough water to cover. Cook gently until very tender, about 40 minutes.
Remove from heat and mash with potato masher or electric mixer until well mashed.
Return to stove and add 4 cups water and the sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat to medium. Add corn starch/cold water mixture and stir until thick.
Cook slowly for 15 minutes, stirring to keep smooth. Remove from heat.
Cool, chill, and serve with cream, half & half, or whipped cream.
Enjoy your brunch!