Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Crepes with Cream Filling and Raspberries

Yum
I always feel compelled to buy raspberries when I see them on sale because my families loves them.  I bought a few extra cartons this time so I thought I would use them in a recipe.  I don't know why, but crepes were the first thing that popped in my mind.  I don't think I have made crepes since taking French class in High School (and that was a long, long, long time ago).  I found a recipe of Alton Brown's (he's always pretty reliable with his recipes) for crepes batter online.  These crepes were quick, easy and worked like magic.  My kids were thrilled to bits with these crepes and cleaned me out.  I only had half of a crepe left to eat after the feeding frenzy... so much for being the cook. 


Ingredients:

For Crepes:
1cup all purpose flour
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
pinch salt **
3 Tbs melted butter
** recipe adapted from Alton Brown's Crepes (I just added a pinch of salt)

For Filling:
1 (8oz) brick cream cheese (sit it out for 1 hour on counter)
2-3 Tbs of powdered sugar (or more to taste)
1 (8oz) Tub of Cool Whip Topping


Garnishes:
chocolate syrup
raspberries, strawberries, blueberries etc...

Directions:
Mix all ingredients for the crepe batter together in a blender.  Allow batter to sit in fridge for 1 hour before proceeding.  To make the crepes, heat a 8inch nonstick pan on medium heat.  Apply a coating of butter on pan so the crepe will not stick. Pour 3-4 Tbs of batter and swirl pan around so the batter covers the bottom the pan in a very thin layer. Allow to cook until the crepe turns opaque and you can flip it over and heat the other side for a few seconds.   Note: Apply butter on pan between crepes.

Take a wooden spoon or spatula and mix the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar together.  Fold in the whip topping and taste for sweetness.  Adjust to taste.  Fill the cooled crepe with a line of filling down the center (be generous).  Roll the crepe into a cigar shape and place on plate.  Garnish as you wish with chocolate syrup and berries.  Enjoy. 


 
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30 comments:

  1. wow...im droooling here!!looks amazing!

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  2. We love raspberries as well, but they dont sell those here and if they do, they taste weird and unlike the ones that are growing in front of my parents house.

    You got me with the crepes and the presentation anyway! Looks absolutely perfect!

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  3. I have to agree with Helene, that the raspberries I get around here in Western MA are just gross 90% of the time. But I would totally make these with strawberries or some other fruit. Your crepes look perfectttt! And I'm sure this is great for a lighter dessert. Great pics too ;)

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  4. WHOA! I am lucky that my mom has Raspberry bushes in her yard because it is hard to find really good raspberries these days! These crepes look fantastic!!

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  5. Looks delicious,I love crepe but never had with raspberries,great idea,will try this recipe soon,,,YUMMY :)

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  6. Just beautiful - lovely photos, Ramona!

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  7. Ramona these look to die for! I wish I was good at plate styling like you are. Are you going to the foodbuzz festival? I have a ticket, but i am nervous to go because I won't know anyone. Kinda hoping to find a roommate or something. Can you email me at momwhatsfordinner@yahoo.com? I miss the old foodbuzz because I could actually talk to other bloggers about this. Now there is no way to communicate.

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  8. These look fantastic!! I love crepes, but rarely make them!

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  9. Thats a fabulous mouth watering dish....

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  10. Wow, these look amazing, Ramona! Stumbled and pinned them!!!

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  11. I need these in my life right now. Flipping gorgeous!

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  12. When life gets tough bring in crepes, specifically your crepes :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. Holy smokes! I want this and I want it now!

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  14. You made such a beautiful crepe! My son has been asking me for the past 2 weeks or so to make crepes during snack time and I've been too lazy to do it. Now I saw your crepe and "I" want to eat!!! LOL. Crepes coming to our snack time this week, thanks to you! Looks so yummy!!!!

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  15. Oh my, Ramona! These crepes are absolutely gorgeous! And sound so scrumptious! I always use Alton's recipe and like you said, the crepes come out perfect!

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  16. I do the same thing when I see raspberries, I think they are my favorite although I do like blackberries too, LOL. These crepes look delish and I love the drizzle of chocolate.

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  17. I can't wait to get back in the kitchen and make crepes! We miss them so much! These are beautiful and your pictures are very, very lovely! Such an elegant breakfast!

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  18. My first attempt at making crepes was a disaster. These look so good that I have to try again.

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  19. Ramona! WOW! These crepes are just stunning! The sweet cream, the raspberries, the chocolate drizzle! Yes, yes and yes!!! : )

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  20. Yum! We never have fresh berries anymore because they are so crazy expensive here (I'm talking $10 for a small carton!!!) So this would be a total treat for me! They look perfect!

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  21. Mmmmmmm! I saw this on DessertStalking and had to come and check it out. Looks SO yummy! have a great day - KJ

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  22. Yummy, I love raspberries,it's look awesome!

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  23. Pinned! My mouth is watering :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  24. I love, love crepes!! Yours look perfect and so delicious, Ramona. Hope you had a great holiday weekend.

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  25. These crepes are stunning, Ramona!! And raspberries are a favorite in my house too. :) Put them together, and you have one fabulous dessert!

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  26. I love crepes! Yours look absolutely perfect!

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  27. I still want to be one of your kids so that I could eat some of everything you cook! We could start with these beautiful crepes.

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