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French Crepes with Homemade Syrup and Blueberries

We are continuing our trip around the World, hunting for recipes inspired by the Olympic Games. Crepes have been a favorite of mine ever since I was a little girl. I remember my best friend’s Mom always made the most delicious crepes, and they seemed so difficult to make. But they really are super easy, can be served with sweet Homemade Syrup, Homemade Blueberry Sauce or give them a savory filling with maybe cream cheese mixed with basil.

While on the hunt for a good recipe, I found out that authentic French Crepes don’t have sugar in the recipe. And after giving them a try, I quickly learned that there is plenty of sweetness in the toppings, so the Crepes really don’t need sugar.

Let’s chat about the Crepes first, I used a 10 inch non-stick pan and sprayed it in between each crepe. You don’t want the heat too high though, because the pan gets hot really fast. After mixing the batter {milk, flour and egg} in a large measuring cup, I poured the batter into a smaller measuring cup, 1/3 cup for each Crepe. Pour the batter into the middle of the pan and quickly swirl, creating a paper thin even layer. After the Crepe starts to bubble a bit in the middle, run a rubber spatula around the edge to loosen it. Then take a peak and when it’s golden brown, flip the Crepe. I did have a little trouble flipping, but got the hang of it after a few Crepes.

Now let’s chat about the toppings…growing up my Mom always made Homemade Syrup. There’s nothing like warm syrup poured over pancakes, french toast or of course crepes. In a small saucepan, mix brown sugar, water and a splash of vanilla, heat until the syrup bubbles and then simmer until you are ready to serve.

The Homemade Blueberry Sauce is super easy as well. Simply add blueberries and sugar to a small saucepan and add in a little lemon juice, water and cornstarch, letting it bubble away and thicken. And if you have leftovers after serving this delicious Blueberry Sauce with your French Crepes, be sure to stick it in the fridge to top your Ice Cream or favorite cake.

French Crepes with Homemade Syrup and Blueberry Sauce

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 7-8 crepes

French Crepes with Homemade Syrup and Blueberry Sauce

Light, tasty Authentic French Crepe Recipe served with Homemade Syrup or Homemade Blueberries Syrup. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet. Crepe recipe from All Recipes

Ingredients

    Crepes
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • Homemade Syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2-3 tablespoons water
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • Homemade Blueberry Sauce
  • 2 cup blueberries {fresh or frozen}
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

Instructions

    Crepes
  1. In a large measuring cup, add milk and egg, whisk lightly
  2. Gradually add flour, whisking until combined
  3. Using a 10" non-stick pan, over a medium-low heat, add 1/3 cup batter to pan, immediately swirl to coat pan with a paper thin layer of batter
  4. After crepe is bubbly in the middle, run a rubber spatula around the edge to loosen
  5. Flip after the crepe is golden brown, continue to cook a couple more minutes, watching closely.
  6. Homemade Syrup
  7. Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and heat to bubbling, reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  8. Homemade Blueberry Sauce
  9. Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and heat to bubbling, reduce heat and simmer until thickened

Notes

Liz says...this Blueberry Sauce is a family recipe, and definitely a favorite in our house. Serve with Ice Cream or Cake for a delicious treat.

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