Crêpes with Warm Cognac Peaches and Almonds

Crêpes with Warm Cognac Peaches and AlmondsRecipe
Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Dan Becker
These crêpes are simple to make and fill, and can be mostly done the day before.


Serves 6
Total time: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 462
Caloriesfromfat 45 %
Protein 13 g
Fat 23 g
Satfat 12 g
Carbohydrate 50 g
Fiber 2.9 g
Sodium 212 mg
Cholesterol 161 mg


Crêpe batter
3 large eggs
2/3 cup flour
1 cup milk
About 3 tbsp. melted butter
Cheese filling
1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon zest
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon butter
Peach topping
2 tablespoons butter
3 large peaches, sliced
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons cognac
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds


1. Make batter: Whirl together eggs, flour, and milk in a blender until smooth.

2. Heat a small nonstick frying pan over medium heat and brush with butter. Pour in 2 tbsp. batter, swirling to spread evenly. Cook until golden underneath, 1 minute; flip over and cook 30 seconds. Make remaining crêpes, brushing pan with butter and stacking finished crêpes.

3. Make filling: Stir together ricotta, sugar, zest, and salt in a medium bowl. Spoon 1 tbsp. filling into center of a crêpe. Fold crêpe in half, pressing gently to spread filling evenly, then fold in half again to form a triangle. Continue with remaining crêpes.

4. Melt 1 tbsp. butter in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. In batches, carefully add filled crêpes; cook until golden brown, turning once, 5 minutes total. Transfer to a platter and keep warm.

5. Make topping: Melt butter in pan over high heat. Add peaches, sugars, cinnamon, and juice; cook, stirring occasionally, until sugars melt, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat; carefully stir in cognac. Pour peaches over crêpes and sprinkle with almonds.

Make ahead: Make and fill crêpes through step 3, cover, and chill overnight.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.