Candied Cranberry Crepes

ice cream glass filled with candied cranberries
candied cranberry crepes getting powdered sugar dusted on them
crepes with a glass of candied cranberries in the background

One Food for the Rest of Your Life…

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your entire life, what would it be? I would choose crepes every time. There are endless flavor possibilities with these French staples! If you’ve never had crepes before, they are like super thin pancakes with a much more sophisticated and richer flavor. Crepe batter can be made out of white flour, whole wheat, buckwheat, rice flour, etc. You can also add flavors into the batter, like spices or blended herbs. And the fillings?! Fruit with yogurt. Caramelized onions and mushrooms. Mediterranean-style, you name it! Whatever your heart desires can be rolled up or folded into a crepe, my friends. And for a little sour zing in my crepes (and to use up the leftover cranberries from my cranberry cinnamon roll wreath) I made candied cranberry crepes!

a crepe folded into a triangle dusted with powdered sugar
hand pouring cranberry syrup onto candied cranberry crepes
overhead shot of a crepe folded into a triangle on a pink plate
close-up of a crepe to show its thin and crispy edges

Breakfast in Bed with Crepes

Have you ever made crepe batter before? If not, it can be a bit finicky and tricky. But I usually follow a simple Betty Crocker recipe that turns out delicious crepes every time. The trick is all in the hand and wrist action to spread the batter thin and even on a hot skillet. Check out Jacques Pepin (the master of all things French) make crepes and after some practice, I’m sure you’ll be a pro!

Throughout my entire elementary school career, we would enjoy crepes together as a family on Sundays. My sister and I would climb into bed with my mom early in the morning as we heard my dad bustling away in the kitchen downstairs. Eventually, my Dad would come up to their bedroom loaded with a tray of fresh crepes and a birthday candle lit, and we’d all sing “happy birthday” to my mom. A birthday every single week celebrated with breakfast in bed? Not a bad life, if you ask me! Maybe I should start that tradition for my own self, starting with these candied cranberry crepes? 🥳

all the ingredients measured out to make crepes
hand whisking the batter to make crepes
overhead shot of a hand spreading yogurt on a crepe
overhead shot of a hand placing candied cranberries on a crepe
overhead shot of a crepe laid out while the fillings are being placed on it
three rolled up crepes on a brown plate dusted with powdered sugar

Candied Cranberry Crepes

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Add a little tart zing to the perfect breakfast-in-bed crepes! Candied cranberries add a pop of flavor and juiciness to these delicate and buttery crepes.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Time for Cranberries to Dry 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 55 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 12 crepes

Ingredients
  

Candied Cranberries

  • cups fresh cranberries
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup sugar

Betty Crocker's Crepes

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk or non-dairy milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup yogurt or non-dairy yogurt of your preference
  • 1 banana, sliced

Instructions
 

Candied Cranberries

  • Rinse and dry the cranberries.
  • In a small sauce pan, add ½ cup water and ½ cup of the sugar. Bring to a simmer on medium heat.
    Stir in the cranberries to fully coat them.
  • Drain the cranberries from the syrup.
    Note: you can reserve the syrup for drizzling on top of your crepes!
    Spread out the cranberries on a baking sheet to dry for at least one hour, or overnight.
  • Roll the cranberries in the remaining ½ cup of sugar. Set aside to add in the crepes.

Betty Crocker's Crepes

  • In mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Beat in the milk (or non-dairy milk), vanilla and eggs until the batter is smooth.
  • Find a non-stick skillet that is the size of the crepes you'd like to make.
    With the skillet on medium heat, melt the butter.
    Pour the melted butter from the skillet into the batter and return the skillet to the stove top.
    Mix in the melted butter to the batter.
  • Take a paper towel and fold it into a square. Rub a flat end of the square inside the skillet, to mop up the remaining melted butter. In between each crepe, wipe the skillet with this buttered paper towel, to re-coat the skillet with a little butter and to remove any bits of batter remaining from the previous crepe.
  • Using a ¼ measuring cup (for 6 to 8 inch crepes) or a ⅓ measuring cup (for 9 to 10 inch crepes), measure out the batter and pour it into the skillet with one hand, while tilting the skillet in a large circle off the stove top with the other hand, to get the crepe batter spread out as thin and evenly as possible.*
    *See blog for YouTube link for further instructions.
  • After about a minute or two once the crepe looks golden brown, use a thin spatula to flip it over. Cook on the other side for another minute or two until it is also golden brown. Repeat until you've used up all the batter, wiping the skillet with your buttered paper towel in between each crepe.
    Stack each crepe as it is finished on a plate with wax paper between each one and keep them covered under a kitchen towel until they're ready to be assembled.
    To assemble these candied cranberry crepes, Lay one crepe on a plate. Spread a few dollops of yogurt in the center and layer on some fresh banana slices and a small handful of the candied cranberries. Fold the crepe in half, then roll it up. Voila!
Keyword Betty Crocker recipe, breakfast in bed, brunch, candied cranberries, cranberries fruit, cranberry, crepe batter, crepe filling, fresh crepes, simple crepe batter

18 Replies to “Candied Cranberry Crepes”

  1. Yum-number1

    I don’t know what I’d choose if I had to eat one thing for the rest of my life, but I absolutely know what I’m eating this Sunday morning!! 🤤🤤🤤

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