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Crêpes with Caramel Sauce with Mascarpone Cheese

Crêpes with Caramel Sauce with Mascarpone CheeseAn elegant dessert of crêpes served with a caramel sauce that will make any occasion special.

Recipe Ingredients:

Filling:
3/4 cup whipping cream - divided use
4 ounces white chocolate, chopped
8 ounces Wisconsin Mascarpone Cheese
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
3/4 cup apricot jam

Sauce:
1/2 tablespoon butter
1 (13.4-ounce) can or bottle dulce de leche (cajeta) caramel sauce (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 cup milk

Crêpes:
12 purchased or homemade crêpes (see recipe)
1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Filling: Heat 1/2 cup whipping cream just to boiling point. Remove from heat and add chocolate; let stand 3 minutes. Stir until smooth; set aside.
  2. Whisk together remaining whipping cream and Mascarpone. Stir in chocolate mixture, lime juice and jam. Refrigerate until thickened.
  3. Preheat oven 350°F (175°C).
  4. For Sauce: Whisk together sauce ingredients in pan. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened. Set aside.
  5. Assemble crêpes: Spread 1/3 cup of filling almost to edges of each crêpe. Fold like a blintz. Place in shallow dish and cover with sauce. Sprinkle nuts over.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Serve warm.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.