DESSERT CREPES WITH APPLE PIE FILLING

This picture was taken a few days ago when my husband's auntie came over for a nice visit for lunch. I love making desserts that take minimal effort and can be prepared mostly in advance. I had made the crepes and the filling the night before and was able to quickly pan fry the crepes in a little butter and grand marnier. This is sure to wow all of your guests, and I'm sure they won't be expecting anything as elegant as this.

Makes about 8-10 crepes

Crepe Ingredients:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tbsp oil or melted butter
  • pinch of salt

In a medium sized mixing bowl, add and mix in the flour, sugar and the salt. Then in a small bowl, mix the rest of the wet ingredients. Add in the wet ingredients to the dry and combine all of the ingredients using a whisk. Let the crepe batter stand for about 5-10 minutes so the batter has a chance to loosen up before frying.

While you're waiting for the crepe batter to loosen, preheat your medium non-stick skillet on medium heat. Then once it has come up to temperature go ahead and ladle in the crepe batter. If you want to make sure that the crepes do not stick to the pan try brushing a bit of vegetable oil on the pan before each ladle. It should only take a minute or two on each side.

Apple pie filling ingredients:

  • 4 golden delicious apples, peeled, cored and sliced thin
  • 3 tbsp butter or margarine
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp all-purpose flour
  • powdered sugar (dusted on when serving)
  • maple syrup or cane syrup (to drizzle on when serving)
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)

On medium high heat, in a medium sized saucepan, melt the butter and add in the sliced apples and the lemon juice. Stir the apples for a minute then sprinkle in the ground cinnamon and the brown sugar. Coat all of the apples with the spice. In a small bowl, pour in 1/2 cup orange juice and whisk in the 2 tsp of flour until combined. Pour this mixture into the skillet with the apples and you should see it start to slowly thicken. At this point your kitchen should smell like apple pie. Once it has combined take it off the heat.

Take a crepe and add in the apple filling fold it as you see in the picture, then dust the crepe with powdered sugar. This is optional of course but to go over the top drizzle some maple syrup and put a scoop of vanilla ice cream and serve, delicious!

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