The Best Way to Make Fruit Crepes

 

 

Crepes are all the rage these days and it’s no wonder why. They’re great for both small and large groups, and they can easily be as fancy or casual as you want them to be. I recently made some for a bridal shower we put on, and they were a hit, so I decided to share some of my recipes and secrets! (With all the credit going to my mom of course… she’s been making these for years!)
 

1. Use a crepe maker (if not, a fry pan will work too)

 
 
If you plan on making a lot of crepes it is SO worth it to invest in a crepe maker. I use one like this Pro Chef one that can be bought off amazon for $29! It makes things quick and easy, and of course, delicious!
 
If you don’t have a crepe maker never fear! They aren’t that hard to make in a pan either. (see recipe below)
 

2. Keep the batter simple

This is my favorite recipe for the batter. It is simple so that most of the flavor comes from the fruit, allowing you to use many different topping combinations. (It also goes really well with breakfast style crepes)

Ingredients:

1 C flour
2 eggs
1/2 C milk
1/2 C water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions:

1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and eggs. Gradually add in the milk and water. Add the salt and butter; beat until smooth.

2. (Follow cooking instructions on crepe maker or…) Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium high heat. Pour batter (1/4 cup) into the pan. Tilt the pan in a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.

3. Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side.

3. Choose a simple filling

 

A lot of people try to use really flavorful fillings, but I think they over power the taste of the fruit, therefore ruining the crepe. This recipe is typically used for a fruit dip but it works so well in fruit crepes!

Ingredients:

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 (7 oz) jar marshmallow creme

Directions:

1. Using an electric mixer, blend cream cheese and marshmallow creme until mixed thoroughly.

(Other fillings to try: Nutella, vanilla or chocolate pudding, or russian creme)

4. Choose the right fruit

 
For these crepes I just did strawberries, blackberries, and
raspberries topped with whip cream and chocolate drizzle

The more fruit the merrier! Especially if your serving a group. Try to stay away from anything that is too juicy or runny though.

Fruit Ideas: Any type of berry, cherries, kiwi, or pineapple

5. Let guests create their own

 
 
 

Everyone likes a different amount of each type of topping, so save yourself the hassle, and let your guests, kids, friends create their own. Not only does this save you time, it keeps the crepes from getting soggy.

6. Provide some drizzle!

Don’t forget some sort of drizzle for the top, as well as whip cream, because no one can resist trying to make their crepe look like something out of a french magazine!

Drizzle Ideas: I like Smucker’s chocolate drizzle but you could also do a caramel, vanilla, or fruit drizzle.

 

 

BONUS TIP: Crepes can be stored for up to three days in the fridge, or three months in the freezer.

Do this by putting your crepes on a paper plate with wax paper underneath, sealed in a ziploc bag.

Just be sure the crepes are room temperature before you peel them apart or serve them so that they don’t rip!

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1 thought on “The Best Way to Make Fruit Crepes”

  1. What lovely fruit crepes! This is an excellent tutorial for how to make this wonderful treat. I love the filling you have used – not only is it simple, it sounds so tasty! Pinned 🙂

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