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Five Crepe Fillings to Try

On Thursday, I showed you how to make crepes with a savory smoked salmon filling. Then I got krazy with krepes! (Why, when I see crepes spelled with a “k”, does my brain read “herpes”? Does your brain do that, too? Should I have not said anything? Okey dokey.) I came up with these 5 crepe fillings to try out, both savory and sweet. Bon appetite!

Crepes of Wrath

And that wonderful pun is what got this whole thing started.

crepes with grapes

These crepes are filled with cream and topped with a grape and sweet wine sauce. I loved these.

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Crapes with Grapes

  • Author: Hilah Johnson
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2-4 1x
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Ingredients

  • 4 cooked crepes
  • 1 cup seedless grapes, mix of green and red if possible
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cream sherry or port wine
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup creme fraiche or Mexican crema or sour cream

Instructions

  1. Wash the grapes well.
  2. Melt the butter in a small skillet and add the grapes. Add the brown sugar and stir to get it dissolved. Cover and cook over medium-high heat about 2 minutes. The grapes should be beginning to soften and shrivel.
  3. Add the sherry and cook uncovered another 3 minutes or so until the liquid is reduced. Turn off heat.
  4. Combine yogurt and creme and place 2 tablespoons of the mixture along the center of each crepe. Roll up and arrange on serving plates.
  5. Pour some of the grape sauce over each and serve.

 

What’s Eating Gilbert Crepe?

This just seems like something Johnny Depp would have eaten in that movie, had that movie been made in France.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Crepe

I used peanut butter and blackberry jam, but any old combo would be good. Try Nutella, too, with strawberry jam!

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PBJ Crepe

Peanut Butter and Jelly Crepe
  • Author: Hilah Johnson
  • Yield: 1 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 cooked crepe
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons jelly or jam
  • Chopped roasted peanuts

Instructions

  1. Spread the peanut butter over one half of the crepe. Spread the jelly on the other. Fold the jelly half over the peanut butter half and then fold again to make a triangular folded crepe.
  2. Sprinkle with nuts and serve with a glass o’ milk.

 

Planet of the Crepes

Because Apes = Monkeys = Bananas, amiright??

Fruit Crepes

This picture has a lot of mint on it because I tried making these with mint the first time. Taste testers said it was “weird” so I tried lemon zest instead. The minty pictures looked better, though.

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Fruit Crepes

Fruit Crepes
  • Author: Hilah Johnson
  • Yield: 2 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 cooked crepes
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream or sour cream
  • Lemon zest
  • 2 sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 banana sliced
  • Honey

Instructions

  1. Spread each crepe with a tablespoon of cream and add a shaving of lemon zest.
  2. Arrange strawberry slices on half of one crepe; banana slices on half of the other crepe.
  3. Fold each crepe into quarters and stack the folded crepes onto each other.
  4. Drizzle the stack with honey. Garnish with more cream.

Notes

Also try these with fresh peaches or figs!

 

The Great Es-crepe? Stir Crepe-y? Does the carpet match the crepes?

I give up. Just eat it. It’s good.

savory crepe

Sorry the picture kinda sucks. It was getting late and the sun was dying. These are damn good, though. I like how they resemble tacos.

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Mushroom Leek Crepes

savory crepe
  • Author: Hilah Johnson
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2-4 1x
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Ingredients

  • 4 cooked crepes
  • 3 leeks
  • 1 pound mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • dash soy sauce
  • black pepper
  • 4 chard leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated Swiss, Manchego, or other firm aged cheese

Instructions

  1. Slice the white and light green parts of the leek into 1/2″ slices and separate into rings. Wash well. Drain.
  2. Wipe the mushrooms and slice 1/2″ thick.
  3. Melt butter and oil together in a large skillet. Add the leeks and cover. Cook over medium-high heat 2-3 minutes until softened.
  4. Add the mushrooms and cover again. Cook another 2-3 minutes until very soft and beginning to brown.
  5. Add a dash of soy sauce and black pepper and remove from heat.
  6. Cut tough stems from chard. If the chard is young, you can leave the stems on. Lay a chard leaf in each crepe.
  7. Spread 1/4 of the filling on each chard leaf and fold the crepe over to cover.
  8. Place crepes in a baking pan and sprinkle with cheese.
  9. Broil until melted.

 

Ham-n-Cheese Crepe

My brain farted out on me by the time we got here. Completely at a loss for some great punny name. Ideas?

ham and cheese crepe

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Ham and Cheese Crepe

ham and cheese crepe
  • Author: Hilah Johnson
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 1x
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Ingredients

  • 48 cooked crepes
  • 48 thin slices of ham
  • 48 thin slices of cheese (Cheddar, Swiss, Manchego, any melting cheese you like)
  • 1/4 cup creme fraiche or Mexican crema
  • 48 tablespoons Parmesan
  • Coarse black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Lay a slice of ham and a slice of cheese on each crepe and roll up snug.
  3. Place rolled crepes side by side in an oven proof tray.
  4. Spread the creme over them evenly and sprinkle each with about a tablespoon of Parmesan. Sprinkle with black pepper.
  5. Bake 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve hot

Notes

This recipe can be modified to serve however many you need. Try also with sliced turkey breast.

And click here for a video tutorial on how to make crepes!

6 Comments

  1. Linda on May 10, 2013 at 11:55 am

    In 2014, if we’re both still in Austin, let’s make a date and go to the Pun Off. Kay?

    • Hilah on May 10, 2013 at 11:58 am

      Oh, yes please. We could clean up! (And by that I mean, win all the awards.)

  2. Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat on May 10, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    You could make a Crepe-d Crusader Crepe but then it would only be filled with revenge.

    • Hilah on May 10, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      Omigod. Thank you, Amy.

  3. Yana Maranan on May 12, 2013 at 4:45 am

    This is the best ever. Because in the past I just put Whipping Cream and the flavor is just simple but when I try the ham and cheese…. I am really in love with it!

    • Hilah on May 12, 2013 at 8:59 am

      I’m so happy you tried one of these, Yana! 🙂

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