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Cherry and Orange Blintzes

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 blintzes)
This crepe doubles as either a delicious dessert or brunch offering.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/3 cup dried sweet cherries
  • 8 Basic Crepes
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 317
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 10.1 g
  • satfat 5.8 g
  • monofat 3 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 10.4 g
  • carbohydrate 45.1 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 92 mg
  • iron 1.8 mg
  • sodium 412 mg
  • calcium 132 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl, stirring until blended. Combine juice and cherries in a small bowl. Microwave at high for 30 seconds; let stand 10 minutes. Drain and coarsely chop cherries. Stir cherries into cheese mixture.

  3. Spoon 3 tablespoons cheese mixture in the center of each crepe; fold sides and ends of crepe over. Place, seam side down, in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until blintzes are thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.