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Black Forest Crepes

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.


10 servings (20 crepes)

These fancy-looking crepes are a sweet ending to a special-occasion meal. Lisa Tanner of Warner Robins, Georgia fills them with cherry pie filling and tops them with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a sprinkling of baking cocoa.


  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling


  1. In a small bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs and butter. Combine flour, sugar and baking cocoa; add to milk mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Heat a lightly greased 8-in. nonstick skillet; pour 2 tablespoons batter into 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 wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter, greasing skillet as needed. When cool, stack crepes with waxed paper or paper towels in between.
  3. For sauce, in a small saucepan, combine sugar and cocoa. Whisk in milk; add butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.
  4. Spoon a heaping tablespoon pie filling down the center of each crepe. Fold sides of crepe over filling; place in 2 greased 13x9-in. baking dishes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until heated through, 10-12 minutes. Transfer to serving plates; drizzle with warm chocolate sauce.
Editor's Note: Unfilled crepes may be covered and refrigerated for 2 to 3 days or frozen for 4 months.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 321 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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