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Berry Blintzes

Biting into these delicately thin pancake packets sets off an explosion of flavors with every mouthful. "The berries bring a burst of fruity sweetness to the creamy cheese filling," Kristine Wright, St. Joseph, Michigan, observes. "Blintzes makes a luxurious breakfast or brunch...or a finishing touch to meal."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + standing Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons toasted wheat germ, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 cup unsweetened blueberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened raspberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened sliced strawberries

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the egg whites and milk. Combine the flour, sugar and salt; add to milk mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Heat a lightly greased 8-in. nonstick skillet over medium heat; pour 1/4 cup batter into the center of skillet. Lift and tilt pan to coat bottom evenly. Cook until top appears dry; turn and cook 15-20 seconds longer. Remove to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter, greasing skillet as needed. When cool, stack crepes with waxed paper or paper towels in between.
  • For filling, in a small bowl, beat ricotta and cream until smooth. Beat in 1/2 cup sour cream, sugar, 1 tablespoon wheat germ and vanilla until blended. Spoon about 1/4 cup onto each blintze; fold ends and sides over filling.
  • Arrange blintzes folded side down in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; brush with melted butter. Cover and bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Top each blintze with berries and dollop of remaining sour cream. Sprinkle with remaining wheat germ.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 210 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 fruit, 1/2 starch.

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