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By: Enrique Gili on Nov. 28, 2012, 4:50 p.m.
Crepes and baked apples on a black plate

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Crepes with Spiced Apples

Crepes require fewer ingredients than homemade pancakes and are just as delicious without the sleep-inducing heft.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Yield: Makes about 12 crepes

Crepes with Spiced Apples


  • 4 ounces mascarpone
  • 2 ounces Greek yogurt
  • 2 apples, Gala or Fuji, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 8 ounces water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 10 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ounces milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 ounce maple syrup (optional)

Cooking directions

  1. In mixing bowl combine mascarpone and yogurt. Stir until blended, about 1 minute. Set aside.
  2. In medium-sized saucepan combine apples, water, cinnamon, brown sugar, ginger and nutmeg.
  3. Bring to low boil over medium heat, about 6 minutes. Cook until tender. Remove from heat and cover. To thicken, add 1 ounce maple syrup and simmer.
  4. To make crepes, combine flour and eggs in large mixing bowl. Slowly add milk and water and stir until smooth batter forms, about 2 minutes. Add salt and butter; beat until smooth.
  5. Add dab of oil to skillet over medium-high heat and allow to warm, about 2 minutes. When hot, pour batter onto skillet, using approximately 4 tablespoons at a time for each crepe. Tilt skillet in a circular motion, so batter is distributed evenly. Cook crepe about 1 minute, until bottom is light brown. Loosen with spatula, flip and cook other side, about 1 minute. Continue until batter is gone.
  6. To plate, fold crepes into tri-corners add creme. Top with cooked apples.