Apricot Spiced Crepes
Created for the cast iron crepe pan
From The Cast Iron Way to Cook
by Sue Cutts
Serves 8 - 10
This crepe recipe is easy to prepare and makes a wonderful breakfast or dessert. Crepes freeze well for up to 2 months. Wrap them in batches of 4 to 6 so that you can easily remove the quantity you need from the freezer.Ingredients:Crepe Batter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- Vegetable oil for frying
- 1 pound canned apricot halves, drained
- 3 tablespoons creme fraiche or sour cream
- 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice (a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice)
- A little sugar
- Ice cream, creme fraiche or sour cream
To make the batter, sift the flour and salt into a bowl.
Make a well in the middle; add the eggs and half of the milk. Whisk until smooth. Whisk in the remaining milk and cooled butter. Leave the batter to stand for 1 to 2 hours before using. If the consistency thickens after standing, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of milk. It should be similar to un-whipped whipping cream.
(The crepe batter can also be made in a blender or food processor. This does make the batter a little foamy, so leave it for the full standing time until the foam subsides.)Crepe Filling
While the crepe batter is standing, make the filling. Put the drained apricots into a blender or food processor with the creme fraiche or sour cream and apple pie spice; blend until smooth.Make the Crepes
To cook the crepes, heat the crepe pan over medium heat, wiping the surface with a little oil. When hot, add about 1/4 cup of the batter using the rateau to spread the batter over the surface.
Cook until bubbles begin to rise through the surface. Turn the crepe over and cook the other side until it is a light golden brown.
Slide the crepes out of the pan and stack them on a plate; they shouldn’t stick together. Cover them with aluminum foil to keep warm.Serve
When the crepes are cooked, spread about 2 teaspoons of the apricot puree over one half of each and roll up into quarters. Sprinkle with a little sugar and serve warm with ice cream, creme fraiche, or sour cream.