Friday, November 15, 2013

Thanksgiving Crepe Filling Recipe: Super-Simple Apple-Cinnamon Crepes

It seems like it was last weekend when kids were dressing up for Halloween, and now, families are planning banquet-sized meals for Thanksgiving this year.  Generally, a traditional Thanksgiving meal generally consists of: Turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, as well as other accouterments.

However, it's okay to take a walk outside of tradition and to experiment with new recipes that could, ultimately, become a family tradition down the road. Ever since I can remember, Thanksgiving never seemed complete without apple pie at the end of the dessert table. I always savor its flaky crust, fresh cinnamon smells, and gooey center whenever I heartily eat it every year.

This year, why not try making a "Super-Simple Apple-Cinnamon Crepe" filling recipe that will not only entice family and friends but also make pie eating more portable and less messy!

Try this super easy recipe from the Food Network out and comment below how the process went. Bon Apetite!

Super-Simple Apple-Cinnamon Dessert Crepes

1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash Salt
1/2 cup Fuji Apple
1/8 teaspoon lemon Juice
1 tablespoon reduced fat/light cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup fat-free whipped topping, thawed from frozen
2 (9-inch) Ready-to-use dessert Crepes (Crepini's Naked Crepes are PERFECT for this recipe)
1 Teaspoon Fat-Free or light caramel dip, room temperature
Powdered Sugar, for Optional Garnish

In a small nonstick pot on the stove, combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt with 2 tablespoons of cold water. Stir to dissolve. Add apples and lemon juice and stir. Bring to medium heat and cover. Cook until the apples have softened and liquid has thickened, about 5 minutes, uncovering often to stir.

Remove the pot from heat and transfer the mixture to a bowl. Allow it to cool for several minutes. Thoroughly stir in cream cheese. Fold in whipped topping.

Lay crepes flat on a dry surface. Evenly distribute the apple mixture between the crepes. Fold each crepe up envelope-style, first folding the sides in, and then folding/rolling it up from the bottom.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Place the crepes in the skillet with the seam-sides up. Cook them until slightly browned, about 1 minute per side. (Flip carefully). 

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