Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sunday Breakfast Treat: Caramelized Apple Crepes

Its Sunday morning here in our part of the world and me n my kids were reeeaaally craving crepes...
My kids were insisting on Nutella and fresh cream or strawberry crepes and where was I going to get the strawberry n Nutella from?
(that reminds me- gotta get lotsa Nutella the next trip I make to proper civilization)
Had lotsa apples at hand so I decided to make Caremalized Apple Crepes and they turned out absolutely decadently delicious!!
Gonna try it with a lot of other seasonal fruits too- mayb even a mango crepe might just turn out to be surprisingly yummy...
Yes!! I have to try that in the next mango season-will keep u posted...
Till then, as its the season of apples here in India as well as the rest of the world (ooooh I miss the Fall season of the U.S....the colors, the cinnamon aroma, the pumpkins and the apples galore, mmmm.....)
Lets then enjoy the seasonal Caramelized Apple Crepes.

Ingredients for the Crepes
(makes about 9-10 crepes)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • vegetable oil for cooking

1- Sift the flour and salt in a bowl and make a well in the centre.
2- In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, and salt. Add to the well in the flour and mix well to a smooth batter- with a pouring consistency.

3- Heat a nine-inch crêpe pan or a Dosa pan on medium high heat. Brush with oil. 
4- Measure batter into the hot pan. Immediately tilt and rotate the pan so that the batter covers the pan in a thin layer.
5- Cook until bubbles appear and the bottom of the crêpe is a nice even, golden brown.
6- Use a non stick rubber spatula or any other flat spoon to turn the crepe and cook till the second side is a nice golden color but not as dark as the first side.
7- Remove the crepe to a  heat proof dish
8- Repeat with the remaining batter (stirring the batter before each one)
9- Stack all the crepes one on top of the other.

Ingredients for the Caramelized Apple Filling

5-6 Apples
juice of 2 lemons
1 tbsp lemon zest (finely grated lemon peel)
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
2 tbsp unsalted butter
6 tbsp granulated sugar

For the topping:
3 tbsp  confectioners sugar or powdered sugar
1 cup creme fraiche or sour cream.... I didnt have either, so I used normal Amul fresh cream  :-/

1- Cut the apples into 1 inch cubes and mix with the lemon zest, lemon juice, cinnamon powder in a bowl- toss together to mix well.
2- Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add granulated sugar, and cook, stirring once in a while until sugar turns amber/light brown in color. If caramel starts to get too dark, remove the pan from heat.
3-  Add the cinnamon, lemon apples, and cook, turning then over, until soft and completely caramelized. Remove the apples from the heat.

4- Combine the fresh cream (or the sour cream-what ever you are using) with the confectioners’ sugar in a bowl. Whip the mixture a little till well blended.
5- Spoon a couple of tbsp caramelized apples onto the centre of each crepe, fold over on both sides. Spoon the creme-fraiche mixture over the apples, and dust lightly with confectioners’ sugar

Enjoy!!  :-)


  1. Yum yum yum, menu for nxt sunday b'fast at r place. Thanx a ton madam M

    1. good! good! I hope everyone likes it at home :-)

  2. Delicious breakfast idea Maryam....I wish my kids were as eager to experiment with new dishes as yours are ....nevertheless will give this one a try and pray they like it...will keep u posted ....again kudos for your ideas :)

    1. Keep trying Puja- mayb with some other fruity filling or mayb even Nutella- whatever the kids prefer!

  3. pretty darn good.. :) will try making it one of these days.. u are becoming quite the army wife maryam.. ;) btw whose hairy hand is that?? please don't tell me it is your..!!!????!!

    1. hahahah!!! I was just waiting for someone to comment on the hairy hands :D
      and I knew it would be you!
      its the cook who was trying caramelize the apples while I made the crepes.

  4. this looks yummy!-want to eat it!

    1. thank you!! its one of the yummiest and simplest breakfast things to make
      and looks good too! ;-)

  5. Maryam this looks yummy.........will have to plan a trip soon

    1. Kab aa rahi ho Gunjan?? would love to meet up-its been soooooo long and gotta lot of catching up to do!
      but its good to see u here :)


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