Friday, 27 March 2015

APPLE PIE CREPES


Looking for a different weekend brunch to your usual bacon sarnie and coffee? Well look no further, my friends! 

I love crepes. I mean REALLY love them. I desperately seek those fabulous food trucks that make them on a hot plate before your very eyes - nutella, melted marshmallows and fresh strawberries make the best crepes on a cold day but that's another story altogether... Equally, one of my favourite desserts is apple pie with lashings of custard. So I thought, why not combine the two and enjoy both at the same time?

This little treat can be eaten any time of day (and believe me, I have) - breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert... I give you the permission to devour until your heart's content. They're sweet, filling and provide the right amount of bite thanks to dessert apples. Stewing apples just won't cut it. They'll be way too tart and definitely won't hold their shape when faced with warming through. I prefer to use Pink Lady or Braeburn apples. The former is my go-to apple of the moment - crisp, juicy and oh-so-sweet.

Apple pie crepes are super easy to make. Just a small amount of prep time and you're on your way to breakfast heaven. I even prepare my batter mixture the night before, refrigerating overnight so that the baking powder works its magic, and that also cuts down on time in the morning.

APPLE PIE FILLING
(makes 6)
4 large dessert apples, peeled and chopped into chunks
3 tbsp light brown sugar
1 tbsp maple syrup
1-2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract

Simply toss the apples in the rest of the ingredients and set aside for 10-15 minutes. Allow the juices to do their thing while you cook your crepes. You also get this delicious syrup in the bottom of the bowl which you really do not want to waste. Right before serving, transfer into a small saucepan and heat through. Dessert apples will not break down like stewing apples so you still get a lovely bite to the fruit.


HOMEMADE CREPES
(makes 6)
2 cups whole milk
1 1/3 cup plain flour
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 egg

Mix all the ingredients together with a whisk until all the lumps disappear. Your batter should be of a dropping consistency. Like I mentioned earlier, you can absolutely prepare this the night before and refrigerate until you're ready to use - I tend to do this quite a lot as it saves on time, especially if you have a busy weekend ahead. 

To cook, heat a tablespoon of sunflower oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. I use 2 scoops of a soup ladle to get the right amount of batter to cover the pan, but it will depend on the size of your frying pan. Let the thin layer of batter cook for 2-3 minutes or until tiny air bubbles appear on the surface. When the edges come away from the pan you know it's time to flip. Cook for a further 1-2 minutes, transfer to a plate and keep warm in the oven. Repeat until you've run out of batter.

To assemble, place a heaped dessert spoonful of the apple mixture into the centre of the crepe and fold into a pocket shape. Or, if you're messy like me, just roll that baby up and cut it in half. 

Sprinkle with icing sugar and/or serve with vanilla ice-cream.
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27 comments

  1. They look SO good! I love cooked apples <3 xo

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  2. These look delicious and I'm starving so I want them more than ever!

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  3. Oh gosh these look so yummy. Ha i am hungry now x

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  4. These are a fabulous idea - I really want some now!
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I do love some apple cinnamon goodness! Xx

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  5. gosh these look so good!

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    1. The weekend gives you permission to treat yo'self! Xx

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  7. Oh my life, these look so so good! I need to try these!

    Lou
    naturallybeige.com

    xxx

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    1. Please do gorge yourself! It's the weekend after all! Xx

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  8. These look amazing. It's all my favourite things in one!

    C x | Lux Life

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  9. OMG saving this post as these look delish!! xx

    hellotashaa.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. These looks amazing! Will definitely give these a go!
    Becca

    QueenBeeBecca.com

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    1. Thanks Becca, I'm sure you'll love them! Xx

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  11. These look and sound delicious! I can't resist apply pie filling - I'm definitely going to have to try these out!

    thanks for leaving me your link after tonight's chat :)

    Jo x
    She Wears Burgundy

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    1. There's something so comforting about apples, vanilla, and cinnamon - yum! Xx

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  12. I'm obsessed with crepes too and these look perfect for a morning treat at the weekend! I'll definitely be trying this recipe :)

    Alice from Alice Grace Beauty

    x

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    1. Definitely! They don't take long to make and really are quite filling so they set you up for the day! Xx

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  13. These look amazing!! So making them

    Leonie ♥ IkonikBeauty

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  14. oh my god. these look seriously delicious!

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  15. oh. my. god these look absolutely incredible my god, i have to make these! Such a good recipe x

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