For today's mission I decided to make crepes with apple filling. It's a little more involved than pancakes, but still pretty simple that I won't spend the entire morning in the kitchen. One of the best parts about crepes is that I usually have all the ingredients on hand so they don't cost a lot of money to make. Besides, it sounded great and I wanted it.
Here's what you'll need:
To make the crepes, I use the recipe from my Joy of Cooking Cook book.
Crepes with Apple Filling
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1/2 cup lukewarm water
3 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cans apple pie filling
Typically I would make my own apple filling from scratch, but I am waiting to go to the apple orchard to pick apples so I didn't buy any at the store this week.
In one bowl, combine flour and salt.
In another bowl, combine eggs and sugar. Mix until sugar is dissolved.
Melt 1/4 stick of butter. I do this in the microwave for about 40 seconds to a minute.
Add milk and water to egg mixture, whisk to combine.
Slowly begin to add liquid to flour mixture, whisking slowly to incorporate ingredients.
Continue to add liquid.
Once all the liquid has been added, whisk until most of the lumps are gone. Let the batter stand for about 30 minutes.
Preheat a non-stick pan on a medium-high heat. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Add approximately 1/4 cup of batter to the pan.
Swirl the batter around quickly around the bottom of the pan.
After the batter has set and is lightly browned, use a spatula to carefully flip. Try to smooth the crepe flat in the pan if any corners flip over to ensure it cooks completely. Remove from pan. Repeat process until all batter is cooked.
Place a crepe on a plate and spoon some apple filling down the center. You can heat the apple filling on the stove or microwave if you prefer it warm.
Carefully turn one side of the crepe over the apple filling.
Carefully overlap the other side of the crepe.
Drizzle with maple syrup and serve immediately.