Easy Dessert Crepes With Ricotta and Raspberries

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INGREDIENTS

Basic Crepes:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar (1 teaspoon for savory)
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) butter, melted

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Ricotta Cream Filling:

  • 3/4 cup part skim milk ricotta
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • zest of 1/4 of an orange
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Orange Scented Raspberries:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 12 ounces frozen raspberries
  • zest of half an orange
  • juice from one small orange

INSTRUCTIONS

Basic Crepes:

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and process on high for 45-60 seconds, or until well blended. Scrape sides down, if necessary, with a spatula. Let rest in the refrigerator for an hour or up to overnight.
  • Heat a 10-inch crepe pan over medium heat. Lightly grease with butter or spray oil. When hot, add 1/3 cup of batter to the pan.
  • Swirl the pan to spread the batter all around evenly. Then, place on the heat and cook for about 1 minute. When the top is no longer shiny, then you will know it is ready to turn. Flip with a spatula and cook for another 15-45 seconds, until golden. Remove and place on a plate while you cook the remaining crepes.

For the Ricotta:

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and beat with an electric mixer (I used hand-held) until combined. Set aside in a bowl.

For the Orange Scented Raspberries:

  • Add the sugar and cornstarch to a medium saucepan. Stir until combined. Add the raspberries, zest, and orange juice. Cook over medium-high heat until boiling, then reduce to low and cook for 5 minutes, or until sauce has thickened.

Assembly of the Crepes:

  • Spread one side of each crepe with the ricotta mixture. Roll up and top with raspberries.