25 Fancy-Dancy (But Oh So Easy) Crepe Recipes to Jazz Up Your Day
Crepes may seem intimidating to make at first, but they're actually pretty simple to prepare. Originating in France and traditionally served with either sweet or savory fillings, crepes are a delightfully elegant dish to serve at either brunch or dinner--and every time in between. Our collection of easy crepe recipes features everything from decadent Espresso Crepes with Ice Cream and Dark Chocolate Sauce to savory dishes like Mushroom Crepes Chasseur and Smoked Turkey and Swiss Crepes. Embrace your inner French chef and whip up a batch of crepes today!
Berry-Filled Cinnamon Crepes
Use any fresh fruit to stuff these lightly spiced crepes--a combination of pineapple, mango, and strawberries, for example. As the fruit filling cooks, be sure to stir gently so the delicate berries don't break apart. Start the crepe batter first, as the batter needs to chill for an hour; this relaxes the gluten in the flour so the crepes will be tender. Stack leftover cooked and cooled crepes between wax paper or paper towels to prevent sticking, place in a large zip-top plastic bag, and refrigerate up to five days, or freeze up to one month.
A quick and easy meal, crepes make the ultimate addition to the breakfast, brunch, or even dessert table! Although you'll only need about three tablespoons of batter to make each crepe, we found a 1/4-cup dry measuring cup is the best tool to scoop and pour the batter into the pan so the crepes cook evenly. The small amount of sugar gives the crepes a golden appearance and crisp edges. Once they're done, pile on your favorite toppings, such as fresh fruit, whipped cream, or even savory options as well. Crepes are a great invitation to get creative with different flavor combinations.
Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Crepes
Louisiana Citrus Crepes
Cinnamon Crepes with Peaches and Cream Cheese
Make the filling and crepes ahead, and chill until you're ready to use them.
Chard, Caramelized Onion, and Gruyère Crepes
Espresso Crepes with Ice Cream and Dark Chocolate Sauce
Mixed Berry Crepes
Chicken, Spinach, and Mushroom Crepes
Nutella and Strawberry Crepes
Sweet Potato Crepes with Caramelized Peaches and Pecans
Some crepes are cooked once, and then filled with sweet or savory fillings. In this recipe, the crepes are filled with a sweetened cream cheese mixture, cooked a second time until the cheese warms and the crepes are golden brown on the edges, and then topped with caramelized peaches and toasted pecans. Use fresh peaches when they're in season.
Chickpea-Rosemary Crepes with Pepper Relish
Mushroom Crepes Chasseur
Chasseur (French for hunter) often refers to a brown sauce of mushrooms, shallots, and wine that's served with game. Here, the hunter is in search of mushrooms. Use any combination of mushrooms you like. With red wine, honey, and vegetable broth, the sauce takes on sour, sweet, and salty tones. To make ahead, stack cooled crepes between sheets of wax paper and freeze in a zip-top plastic bag for up to 3 months. You can make the filling and sauce a day ahead.
Egg Crepes with Sausage
You'll want to prepare the filling first and keep it warm while you make the crepes.
Good Morning Crepes
American Flag Crepe Cake
Sure, we love the classic Fourth of July sheet cake decorated with fresh fruit. But this year, we’ve upped the ante, creating a delicious, towering crepe cake that will wow everyone at the party. Though it appears to consist of blue crepes stacked on top of red, as soon as you slice into it you’ll reveal the fun surprise. By creating a blue ring around red batter on the top half of the crepes, every slice resembles an American flag. The big reveal is bound to go down as the best party trick ever.
Baked Crepes with Mushrooms, Spinach and Gruyère
Crepes with Bananas and Hazelnut-Chocolate Sauce
Don't worry if all your crêpes don't turn out perfectly; there's enough batter to allow for a few mistakes.
Smoked Turkey and Swiss Crepes
Strawberry Lemon Ricotta Crepes
Savory Buckwheat Crepes with Ham and Mornay Sauce
Use a younger Gruyère (rather than well-aged) cheese to help prevent the sauce from breaking.
Strawberry-Lemon Crêpe Cake
If you’ve ever enjoyed a glass of strawberry lemonade, you know this is a refreshing combination. And this company-worthy crepe cake will make everyone swoon with its ethereal layers and rich lemon filling. Be sure to save the liquid after macerating the strawberries–it’s delicious drizzled over each serving.