Crepes with Berries Recipe

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Crepes with Berries Recipe
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Crepes with Berries Recipe

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In Providence, Utah, Leica Merriam greets the day in a luscious way--with homemade crepes served with berries and yogurt. "I found this low-fat recipe in a magazine and made it even quicker and lighter," she writes. "The crepe batter whips up so easily in the blender."
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 cups blueberries, blackberries and/or raspberries
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 16 teaspoons reduced-sugar apricot preserves
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat reduced-sugar vanilla yogurt

Directions

Sprinkle sugar over berries; gently toss to mix. Cover and refrigerate. In a blender, combine the milk, egg, egg whites and extracts; cover and process until blended. Add the flour and cornmeal; cover and process until blended. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Coat a 7-in. skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat. Pour about 2 tablespoons batter into the center of skillet. Lift and tilt pan to evenly coat bottom. Cook until top appears dry; turn and cook 15-20 seconds longer. Remove to a plate; keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter, coating with additional cooking spray as needed.
Spread each crepe with 1 teaspoon apricot preserves. Fold each crepe into quarters; place two crepes on an individual plate. Top with 2 tablespoons yogurt and 1/2 cup berry mixture. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Crepes with Berries in Light & Tasty August/September 2004, p47

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 156 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 cups blueberries, blackberries and/or raspberries
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 16 teaspoons reduced-sugar apricot preserves
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat reduced-sugar vanilla yogurt
  1. Sprinkle sugar over berries; gently toss to mix. Cover and refrigerate. In a blender, combine the milk, egg, egg whites and extracts; cover and process until blended. Add the flour and cornmeal; cover and process until blended. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Coat a 7-in. skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat. Pour about 2 tablespoons batter into the center of skillet. Lift and tilt pan to evenly coat bottom. Cook until top appears dry; turn and cook 15-20 seconds longer. Remove to a plate; keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter, coating with additional cooking spray as needed.
  3. Spread each crepe with 1 teaspoon apricot preserves. Fold each crepe into quarters; place two crepes on an individual plate. Top with 2 tablespoons yogurt and 1/2 cup berry mixture. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Crepes with Berries in Light & Tasty August/September 2004, p47

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badgergirl User ID: 2400926 64819
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2009

"This was fantastic - I loved the taste of the almond extract in the crepes, combined with the jam and berries. Will definitely make it again."

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