Sunday, November 15, 2015

Cinnamon Apple-Stuffed Crepe recipe

Unfortunately, the older my boys get, the less time I have with them as their busy schedules take them from sports practices to music lessons.  The one time that always seems to be ours as a family, however?  Sunday morning. While teenagers are not typically eager to rise early on a Sunday morning (ha!), sweet smells from the kitchen always seem to naturally beckon them so I don't have to. 

Every family has their weekend ritual.  While ours is typically Finnish Pannukakkuh, I often like to revisit MY childhood Sunday morning memories when my father would wake the family with stuffed crepes.   He tended to fill them with whatever was in season at the time: berries in the summer, apples in the Fall, or even homemade mousse if feeling unusually decadent.   

I share as his basic crepe recipe is fool-proof and is the one that I still use to this day. Enjoy!

Cinnamon Apple-Stuffed Crepes

Basic Crepe Recipe  

1 large egg
1/4 cup + 2 T milk
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup flour
1.5 tablespoon melted butter
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Dash of cinnamon
Additional butter or pan-coating spray for pan

NOTE:   I double this for our family of 4, to allow for mess ups and 2 hungry teenage boys.

If using the basic recipe for a savory crepe, I omit the cinnamon and vanilla.  I often add garlic powder and chives.

Mix ingredients with a whisk.  It will be runny! Heat pan on medium to medium-high. Grease pan with butter/spray. Pour approximately 1 ounce of batter in center of pan and swirl until it is spread super thin. Cook for 30-45 seconds and flip.  Cook for another 15-30 seconds and remove to a plate.  Layer them in between small squares of wax paper until batter is gone.

Cinnamon Apple Filling Recipe

Slice 3-4 apples.  Toss in a pan with 1 tablespoon of butter or coconut oil, 1 tablespoon or brown sugar, a dash of cinnamon, and an 1/8 tsp of salt.  Saute until soft.

Assemble, garnish, enjoy! =)