Crêpes with Cream Cheese Filling

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Crepes are a beloved kind of dessert over here – in our monkey household.

They make the days brighter and happier.

I don’t really know how but it works!

Here’s a little idea on how to make crepes a little different than usual – why not fill them with a wonderful cream cheese filling!

It’s beyond delicious.

And beyond simple.

Come and have a look at how I made them…

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These are the ingredients that I’ve used.

I bet you have them all in your pantry right now.

Right?

crepes with cream cheese filling recipe with step-by-step images

1. What I really love about making crepes is that the batter couldn’t be easier to prepare.

At least the one I make.

You just throw the eggs, flour, milk, water, sugar, and a pinch of salt into a bowl…

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2. …and give it a good mix until it’s all incorporated and there are no lumps.

If there’s any more elaborate way how to prepare the crepe batter I never want to know.

Never!

I can perfectly survive with this amount of knowledge.

crepes with cream cheese filling recipe with step-by-step images

3. Now you need a pan. I usually use an 8-inch (20 cm) one.

Pour some vegetable oil in since we don’t want our crepes to stick to the pan.

Place the pan over medium heat and let it stay there until it’s rather hot or until a few sprinkles of water dropped on the pan splatter.

Using a ladle or scoop, pour about 1/4 cup (60 ml) of batter into the pan.

crepes with cream cheese filling recipe with step-by-step images

4. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.

crepes with cream cheese filling recipe with step-by-step images
5. Cook the crepe for about 1 minute, or until the bottom is light brown.
6. Then loosen with a spatula, turn it and cook the other side.

crepes with cream cheese filling recipe with step-by-step images

7. Remove the crepe from the pan onto a plate.
8. Continue with the rest of the batter.

Oh, and oil the pan again before pouring the batter for another thin pancake.

crepes with cream cheese filling recipe with step-by-step images

9. And this is how I made the cream cheese filling.

All I did was that I grabbed a bowl and in it I mixed the cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest (fresh or dried) and a pinch of nutmeg.

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Yum!

At this point it is important to be very strong.

Very, very strong!

So try not to stick your finger in that and lick it like there’s no tomorrow.

Please!

I know what I’m talking about…

Don’t be like me!

crepes with cream cheese filling recipe with step-by-step images

10. Spread about one heaping tablespoon of the filling over the crepe.

crepes with cream cheese filling recipe with step-by-step images

11. Fold it in half…

crepes with cream cheese filling recipe with step-by-step images

12. …and then fold it in half again so that you have this cute little triangle filled with pure heaven.

crepes with cream cheese filling recipe with step-by-step images

13. You can serve the crepes with melted chocolate, whipped cream and some fruit.

Enjoy, dear friends!

(This recipe makes about 8 crepes.)

17 Responses to Crêpes with Cream Cheese Filling

  1. 1
    Lubayna says:

    Wow that looks delicious! I’ll have to make it soon.I really love ur blog.
    Great pics & interesting material!!
    Keep it up..

  2. 2
    Margot says:

    Delicious, I make very similar crepes with cheese and raisins inside, refried next day on a little bit of real butter taste even better :)

  3. 3
    Sue says:

    This reminds me of a crepe filling my son-in-law made when he had a crepe cafe:) Delicious!

  4. 4
    Kirsten says:

    For some reason I’m intimidated by crepes. I’ll have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

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    Aaron says:

    Nutella and chocolate sauce > Cream cheese.

    Sorry.

  6. 6

    I just shared this recipe with another friend and thought you should know… my kids request crepes at least three times a week because of you. This is the recipe that I have been using since last summer and everyone loves it. THANK you for making it so easy!

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    Amanda says:

    Hi! :D me and my boyfriend always bought store bought crepes and just mixed creame cheese with powdered sugar but we didn’t have money this week and but wanted crepes. So your recipe really helped us out, I like your creame cheese spread so much more! It was delicious! We also put maple syrup on a couple and that was good too :)

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    Amellia says:

    I came upon this website yesterday morning and was on it ever since lol. I love the presentation of your website. Its very bright and things are easy to find. I made this recipe this morning and I really like it. Although I was a little picky about the texture of the crepes. So I thought on what I could do. I decided to make the crepes and stick them in the fridge. Therefore it will be an all in one cold yummy breakfast. I think the cream cheese texture is better when cold, I also added a little bit of cinnamon to it. Although this to me taste’s like a delightful dessert. Thankyou for the recipe. Bon Appetit

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    Marianne says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe! Absolutely delicious! I made these tonight for Pancake Tuesday and I am in love.

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    Hannah says:

    I just made these and they were delicious! However i did do a couple things different; Instead of cake flower i used all purpose, and i added a few blackberries to the filling for a fruity flavor. These are a great alternative if you’re out of pancake mix or syrup, Thanks for the recipe!

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    Anthony D. says:

    I made ur recipe for some family member it was a big hit they love it.

  12. 12
    Jana Polillo says:

    Crepes were great. Cream Cheese filling wasnt what I hoped it would be. Ill keeping looking for a filling recipe.

  13. 13
    Nea says:

    OMG this looks so good! I love the idea of cream cheese inside! My personal favorite is bananas foster crepes.

    Our batters seem a little different, I think my crepes are a little thinner? Not sure. These look amazing!
    Here’s my post about crepes:

    http://hungryhungryhighness.blogspot.com/2012/07/crepes-and-trip-to-france.html

    Happy blogging!

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    Lydia Owusu says:

    Why haven’t I discovered this website long ago?! The pictures really helped me last night. Easiest recipe ever for visual learners. THANK YOU :)

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    cheryl burkhardt says:

    thoroughly enjoyed your recipe for cream cheese crepes. What a delightful way to explain how to make something. They were thoroughly enjoyable!! Thank you again. If you ever want to know how how to make the best BLT in Washington state, let me know!!!!!

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