Cherry and Cottage Cheese Crêpes
Tender dessert crêpes filled with an easy, creamy cheese and cherry filling.
3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) cream-style cottage cheese
2 tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling
- For Crêpes: Beat eggs and salt. Combine flour and 2 tablespoons sugar; combine vanilla and milk. Add the flour and milk alternately to the egg mixture, beating with electric mixer or whisk until smooth. Stir in melted butter.
- Allow crêpe batter to stand for an hour or more in the refrigerator before cooking. The flour may expand and some of the bubbles will collapse. The batter should be the same thickness as heavy cream. If the batter is too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk and stir well.
- To cook crêpes, use a non-stick coated pan. Heat pan to medium-high heat. With one hand, pour in 3 tablespoons batter and lift the pan above the heating unit. Quickly rotate pan until batter covers bottom and return it to heating unit. Cook until light brown. Turn and brown other side for a few seconds.
- For Filling: Whip cottage cheese and cream cheese until smooth. Stir in sour cream and sugar.
- Fill 10 to 12 of the crêpes with about 2/3 of cheese mixture and 2/3 of the cherry filling. Fold crêpes. Top with remaining cheese mixture and cherries.
Makes 10 to 12 servings.
Tip: Freeze remaining crêpes by separating with pieces of waxed paper and wrapping air-tight. May be stored for 3 months.
Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.