Aren’t these Berry Compote Crêpes fancy looking? The funny thing is, they are so much easier to make than it appears!
Aren't these Berry Compote Crêpes fancy looking? The funny thing is, they are so much easier to make than it appears!
Fancy name, fancy looking, yet no fancy skills required.
Maybe because these berry compote crepes have a French fancy name, it seems like making these would involve multiple steps and culinary expertise but it's simply not true. Crepes are easy to make and so is the compote topping.
French cooking and French life
The French are generally known for being classy, fancy people yet sometimes that can come off as a negative assuming there is a lot of fuss involved. However, the French culture is actually quite relaxed. A laid back lifestyle full of little indulgences is their secret.
Check out this cute little guide to living life like the French:
Sounds pretty nice right? So, let's pretend we are French for the day... Put on something cute yet comfy, get your hair and make up done quickly but looking and feeling fresh. Now whip up some of these crêpes smother them in a simple sweet-tart berry compote made with fresh fruit. While you're cooking, breath in the aroma and appreciate where you food came from. Now fill a plate for you and your friend or partner, head to your porch or sit near a window and enjoy these berry compote crepes along with a cup of coffee or heck, if it's the weekend, have a cocktail. Try Hidden Spirits neat with a slice of lime. Take in the sounds of nature, the bustle of the city — whatever your surroundings — and just live in the moment while you treat yourself to a delicious brunch. Today you are a French girl.
Make these for brunch
Crepes are a good way to feed a crowd but since they can take awhile to cook, it's best to prepare how many you'll need ahead of time and then warm then in the oven before serving.
Try different toppings with these crepes
You can top your crepes or stuff them with all sorts of yummy things. Here are a few ideas: Stuff with bananas, strawberries and Nutella, top with lemon curd, top with blueberry syrup, enjoy with lingonberries and butter or try stuffing with sweetened cream cheese and sprinkle with cinnamon and powdered sugar.
Are crepes kid friendly?
Yes! My kids love them with fresh fruit and Nutella.
Helpful Tools for Making Crepes
You'll need a large flat and round frying pan or a specialty crepe pan.
Celebrating a special occasion?
These berry compote crepes are a nice and easy way to celebrate Valentine's Day, an anniversary, a birthday, Mother's Day or any special occasion.
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Berry Compote Crêpes
- 2 cups frozen or fresh berries choose your favorites!
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1 ½ cups milk
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3 eggs
- 4 oz beer
- Spray butter
- 2 tablespoon Lingonberry jam
- 2 tablespoon butter softened
- Powdered sugar optional
- Place berries, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon sugar in a small pot over medium/high heat and cook for about 10 minutes or until berries turn into a chunky syrup. Stir as needed to prevent sticking.
- In a mixing bowl, stir together remaining ingredients to form a batter.
- Spray a large, flat pan with butter. Pour batter in and rotate pan to get batter to fill the pan in thin layer. Cook for about 2 minutes, then flip. Cook for 30 seconds on the other side, then fold crêpe in half then in half again. Remove with a spatula and place on plate.
- While the crepe is cooking, whip together the lingonberry jam with butter using a fork.
- Spoon the berry compote on top of the crêpes. Using a melon scoop, place the lingonberry butter on top of berry compote. Dress up the plate with a few fresh berries (if you have them) and powdered sugar and serve (yourself!).