Filled with cream cheese and caramel spread and topped with a mix of apples and cranberries, these crepes are sure to impress guests and family alike. A crepe is really just a thin pancake with a greater proportion of fat than normal pancakes, so boxed pancake mix serves as a wonderful shortcut.
Makes: 6 servings || Takes: 1 Hour
3/4 cup (175 mL) partly skimmed 2% M.F. milk
2 large free-run brown eggs
2-½ tbsp (32 mL) melted churned unsalted butter
3/4 cup (175 mL) pancake mix
3/4 cup (175 mL) spreadable cream cheese
2 tbsp (25 mL) Dulce de Leche caramel creme spread
1 tbsp (15 mL) churned unsalted butter
2 Gala apples, peeled, cored and each sliced into wedges
3/4 cup (175 mL) whole cranberries
1/2 cup (125 mL) Dulce de Leche caramel creme spread
3 tbsp (45 mL) 35% whipping cream
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp (25 mL) icing sugar
Make Batter: Whisk together milk, eggs and butter in medium bowl. Add pancake mix; whisk to combine. Strain through fine mesh strainer into bowl. Cover; let stand for 20 minutes.
Make Filling: Stir together cream cheese and dulce de leche until combined; set aside.
Make Topping: Melt butter in large frying pan over medium-high heat; cook apples for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in frozen cranberries and 1/4 cup (50 mL) water; reduce heat to medium and simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until apples are tender, adding more water if necessary to maintain pourable consistency. Gently stir in dulce de leche, cream and salt until melted and combined. Set aside; keep warm.
Make Crepes: Spray 6 to 8-inch (15 to 20 cm) nonstick frying pan with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat. Pour in 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the batter, tilting the pan in circular motion to coat surface evenly. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until bottom is light golden. Flip and cook the other side about 1 minute; transfer to a plate and keep warm. Continue to cook crepes, spraying pan each time. Makes 6 crepes.
Arrange crepes, golden side down, on work surface. Spread about 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the filling to cover half the surface of each crepe; fold crepes into quarters. Arrange on large serving platter and pour warm topping overtop. Dust with icing sugar.
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