I love crepes especially with fresh fruits. I have posted many crepe recipes and I wanted to do something totally different in taste wise and display wise. So I thought of making these crepes with cooked apples. I added some crushed ginger to the apples to give some spiciness. Initially I was a bit afraid since I wasn’t sure how the outcome would be. But for my surprise, it came out quite good.
As seen in the picture, once you add the apples to the crepes and formed a sack, I used apple peel (skin) to tie these sacks instead of using a thread. When peeling the apple skin, make sure to peel them into long tapes and then cut them into thin strings.
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon oil
- A pinch of salt
- Butter for skillet
- 2 small green apples (Granny Smith gives a good tart flavor)
- 1 teaspoon crushed fresh ginger
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 cup orange juice
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 3-4 teaspoons brown sugar
To Make the Pancakes:
- In a bowl beat egg white lightly and add oil and milk and mix well
- Combine flour and salt and a big bowl and make a well in the middle
- Slowly add the milk mixture into the flour and mix thoroughly until free of lumps
- Place a 6 inch skillet over medium flame.
- Add a little bit of butter and once it starts sizzling, add about 2-3 tablespoons to the skillet and swirl to make the crepes
- Cook on both sides and transfer to a plate
To Make the apple filling:
- Peel and core apples
- Chop apples into small cubes – roughly about ½ in cube
- Add butter to a skillet and once it is hot, add apples and brown sugar and cook on low flame for about 5 minutes
- Add crushed ginger and cook until apples are soft
To make the Orange Sauce:
- Melt butter in a skillet. Add orange juice and brown sugar and boil gently until sauce thickens.
- A about 1-2 teaspoons apple in the middle of a crepe and lift the edges together to make a sack.
- Tie each of the sack with an apple peel strin
- To serve add orange sauce to a plate and place a couple of apple sacks on the sauce
Yields: 12 apple sacks.