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Cherry and Orange Blintzes

This crepe doubles as either a delicious dessert or brunch offering.

Cooking Light JUNE 2006

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 blintzes)

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

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

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.

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 317
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 10.1g
  • Saturated fat: 5.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 10.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 45.1g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 92mg
  • Iron: 1.8mg
  • Sodium: 412mg
  • Calcium: 132mg
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