Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sauteed Pear Crepes

I'm the official crepe lady in the house, (although my sister made them for the first time this week and did an great job!) so when I still had lots of pears from my Oma to use up, I decided to prepare Sauteed Pear Crepes.  In the past when I have made crepes, I usually just lay out a bunch of different fruits and spreads for people to prepare their crepes on their own.  This time, I wanted to take my crepe making skills one step further and make the filling myself as well as the actual crepes.  Sauteed pears are incredibly simple to make, and when they are wrapped in a light and elegant crepe, they can be incredibly beautiful as well!  The pears have become tender, but still have a bit of a bite, making them a substantial filling.  The butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon sauce adds just the right amount of sweetness and moisture to have you begging for more!
Tip:  Don't have time to make crepes?  Serve the sauteed pears over vanilla ice cream for a tasty treat!

Sauteed Pears
4 pears, peeled, cored, and sliced
about 2 1/2 tbsp butter
about 2 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
about 1 tsp cinnamon
dusting of icing sugar (optional)

Crepe Batter
3/4 cup flour
1 cup milk
3 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar 

1.  Whisk or process (using a food processor) all ingredients until blended.  

2.  Refrigerate for 1 hour if using all-purpose flour. 

3.  In a lightly greased crepe pan or frying pan, fry crepes approximately 60 seconds on one side or until edges are brown, and approximately 30 seconds on the other side.

4.  Keep cooked crepes in a warm oven or toaster oven while frying other crepes to keep them warm.  

Sauteed Pears
1.  On medium to medium-high heat, melt the butter.

2.  Once butter has melted, add the pear slices and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and tender.

3.  Add the Brown sugar and cook, stirring, for another minute.  

4.  Remove from heat, and sprinkle with cinnamon.  Serve inside of crepes, sprinkled with icing sugar and more cinnamon.


Anonymous said...

Oh how I would love a few of these for breakfast right now! Super Yummy!

Angie's Recipes said...

Delicious...always love these thin pancakes.

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Justin said...

i wish my house had an official crepe person

Carol said...

Nutella crepes are my weakness! And those look yummy too!

Kaitlin said...

Yum! I've made savoury crepes before, even recently, but have never made a dessert crepe before. I love the idea of pears in them - especially with a yummy cinnamon sauce.

Miranda said...

I love crepes! These are beautiful. THanks for sharing

cindy* said...

perfectly pretty crepe...well done! mine almost always tear.

kimberly said...

The pear is useful in weight loss diets, including food, fiber maintains its fullness and cleanses the body, also have many vitamin and potassium. SO the pear is one of the fruits with more properties and is very easy to find it. Just go at supermarket and you will have varieties to shoose from.

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Jenny Lyon said...

how many crepes would this recipe make?