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Kling: A Tasty Norwegian Spread for Lefse


Kling - a luscious sweetened spread, is often served in Norway as a topping for Hardanger lefse. It's also a delicious filling when sandwiched, layer-cake style, between soft layers of Tyukklefse, "Thick Lefse." There are various takes on kling - some are made with cinnamon and sugar, while others are made with melted brunost (brown cheese or gjetost). Here's an easy recipe for the cinnamon-sugar version.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup salted European-style butter (like Plugra), softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon


In a stand mixer equipped with a whisk attachment, beat together the softened European butter, powdered sugar, sour cream, vanilla sugar, and cinnamon until creamy. Taste, then add more cinnamon if desired until the kling is spiced to your liking.

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