Apple Cinnamon Crepes with Maple Mascarpone Cheese Topping #MysteryDish

by Krista on September 30, 2013 · 41 comments

Apple Cinnamon Crepes with Maple Mascarpone Topping

Have you ever watched the show Chopped or Masterchef? If not, your missing out. The premise of the show is there are a number of chefs selected for a challenge. The challenge? To make a dish out of mystery ingredients hidden in a basket. I have always wanted to try this to test out my culinary chops. Well, guess what? I am finally getting my chance!

Myself and 10 other bloggers are starting a Mystery Dish Challenge once a month. How it works? Every month one of us 11 bloggers will choose the Mystery Dish ingredients. That host will give us a set number of ingredients to use and tell us how many of those ingredients we must incorporate into our dish. On the 29th of every month we will post the dishes we came up with using the Mystery ingredients.

This month, the host is Dani over at See Hubby Cook. The ingredients she chose were Bacon, Cheddar cheese, Maple syrup, Peanut butter, Cinnamon, and Apples. We had to use at least 2 of them, I choose to use Apples, Cinnamon, and Maple Syrup.

Enter the recipe! :) My husband is a lover of crepes. He loves sweet, savory, and basically any crepe. I have actually never made crepes before, in fact I got the crepe batter recipe I’m using from my mother-in-law {tweaked it a little} because I didn’t have one. Let me tell you, I am going to be making crepes ALOT more often. This Apple Cinnamon Crepe with Maple Mascarpone Cheese topping was absolutely to die for! After I took the first bit I was in heaven! The crepes were really soft, light, and airy. Then there was a little crunch from the apple cinnamon topping and the bite was finished off with the creamy sweet maple mascarpone. Holy Yum! DE-LISH! I’m telling you, easiest thing ever and absolutely amazing. You seriously need to try them. I promise you with everything I have that they will deliver. Cannot wait to hear what you all think!

To get started, in a blender combine 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 Tablespoon of melted butter, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon, 2/3 cup of 2% milk, and 2 eggs.

Crepes w Apple Cinnamon 7Mix in a blender until flour just combined and batter is smooth {about 1 minute}. There should be no lumps. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to let the batter set.

Crepes w Apple Cinnamon 8Peel, core, and dice 2 granny smith apples. Set aside.

Crepes w Apple Cinnamon 2In a large saute pan, heated over medium high heat, add 1 Tablespoon of butter, apples, and 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar.

Crepes w Apple Cinnamon 3Saute for 2-3 minutes then add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix until combined and saute for another 2-3 minutes until apples are just starting to get tender.

Crepes w Apple Cinnamon 4Remove from heat and set aside. In a small bowl, combine 8 oz. of mascarpone cheese, 1 Tablespoon of Maple syrup, 1 Tablespoon of honey, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Gently mix to incorporate all ingredients.

Crepes w Apple Cinnamon 5Heat a large non-stick saute pan to medium high heat. Spray with cooking spray or rub with butter. Then, with pan on a tilt, pour 1/4 cup of crepe batter into the middle of the pan. Rotate to make sure crepe batter spreads across entire pan. Flip crepe using fingers or spatula after 2-3 minutes. {or the bottom is just slightly browned}

Crepes w Apple Cinnamon 6Cook the other side for another minute. Fold the crepe in half once, and then in half again. Place on plate.

Crepes w Apple Cinnamon 12Continue to do the same steps until all crepes are made.

Crepes w Apple Cinnamon 13

Apple Cinnamon Crepes with Maple Mascarpone Cheese Topping #MysteryDish
 
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Recipe type: Dessert, Mystery Dish, Crepes
Serves: 6-8 crepes
Ingredients
Cinnamon Crepes:
  • ½ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup of 2% milk
  • 2 eggs
Apple Cinnamon Topping:
  • 2 granny smith apples, peeled & diced
  • 1 tablespoon of butter,
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Mascarpone Topping:
  • 8 oz. of mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a blender combine flour, melted butter, salt, cinnamon, 2% milk, and eggs.
  2. Mix in a blender until flour just combined and batter is smooth {about 1 minute}. There should be no lumps. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to let the batter set.
  3. In a large saute pan, heated over medium high heat, add butter, apples, and brown sugar.
  4. Saute for 2-3 minutes then add cinnamon. Mix until combined and saute for another 2-3 minutes until apples are just starting to get tender.
  5. Remove from heat and set aside. In a small bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, Maple syrup, honey, and vanilla. Gently mix to incorporate all ingredients.
  6. Heat a large non-stick saute pan to medium high heat. Spray with cooking spray or rub with butter. Then, with pan on a tilt, pour ¼ cup of crepe batter into the middle of the pan. Rotate to make sure crepe batter spreads across entire pan. Flip crepe using fingers or spatula after 2-3 minutes. {or the bottom is just slightly browned}
  7. Cook the other side for another minute. Fold the crepe in half once, and then in half again. Place on plate.
  8. Continue to do the same steps until all crepes are made.

{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

Dani @ See Hubby Cook September 30, 2013 at 8:19 AM

These look sooo amazingly delicious! We’ve been trying to find a good crepes recipe for ages. And I’m super happy you joined Mystery Dish!

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Krista October 1, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Thanks Dani! I was so glad to be invited to this group, and test to see how good my “culinary chops” are. I hope you and the hubbie find this crepe recipe to be a keeper.

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Gina September 30, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Oh my goodness- my hubs has been asking me to make crepes for forever. I could just use my pie filling on the top of these- THANKS so much for the nudge my friend.

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Krista October 1, 2013 at 9:23 AM

oh… you so could and then top it with your dulce de leche and call it a day. These were so easy to make Gina and the touch of cinnamon in the crepe batter is awesome! :) Thanks for stopping by and the sweet comments. :)

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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor September 30, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Krista, I love crepes and these are perfect for fall. Thanks for sharing!

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Krista October 1, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Thanks Ashley! I was thinking along the fall lines with this challenge, I’m a fall lover and most recently a crepe lover. Hope you like it my friend. :)

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Amanda @ The Taste Tester September 30, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Will you just come make breakfast for me today?! These look incredible! What kind of blender do you have? I’m in need of a new one.

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Krista October 1, 2013 at 9:31 AM

haha… absolutely! I would love to come over and make breakfast anytime, it is my favorite meal of the day! :) I have a ninja blender and its awesome, chops to pieces anything put in it! Amazing!

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Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet September 30, 2013 at 10:22 AM

These crepes look amazing!

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Krista October 1, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Thanks Nancy… they were just as amazing going down as well! :)

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Mimi @ Culinary Couture September 30, 2013 at 10:58 AM

I’ve never made crepes but these look sooo easy and sooo delicious! Can’t wait to try them!

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Krista October 1, 2013 at 9:17 AM

They were so easy, you would be amazed! I know I was, I always thought that they were a snooty french food turns out they are pretty easy to make. :) YAH!

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Marcie September 30, 2013 at 11:31 AM

What a fun challenge, and I love what you came up with! Can’t beat a great apple dish!

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Krista October 1, 2013 at 9:16 AM

Thanks Marcie, it was definitely fun trying to think our of the box. I’m interested to see what the next mystery box is… but also kinda scared. I don’t want to whiz cheese or something.. yuck! Thanks for the sweet comments and stopping by!

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Christine @ idigpinterest.blogspot.com September 30, 2013 at 11:42 AM

We love crepes at our house, and the ingredient combo sounds absolutely delectable. I’m loving this challenge! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next time!

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Krista October 1, 2013 at 9:21 AM

We are crepe lover newbies… but after this dish it will be making more of an appearance in our house. :) Thanks so much for stopping by chica! Headed over to check out your fun dish!

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Jen Nikolaus September 30, 2013 at 12:04 PM

What a beautiful dish, Krista! It looks absolutely delicious!! I’m so excited we’re doing this Mystery Dish together!

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Krista October 1, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Thanks Jen! Me too, because you are one of my favorite healthy food bloggers! Mystery Dish #1…. done! :)

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Kat September 30, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Seriously! I love crepes! I was so excited to see this recipe I hardly could wait :) So excited to see what else you have! You rock!

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Krista October 1, 2013 at 9:03 AM

haha.. thanks Kat! It was the first time I ever made them and girl.. I’ll be making them again. :)

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Nora (Buttercream Fanatic) September 30, 2013 at 7:48 PM

This recipe really brought back memories of my childhood, when my mom would make a special crepe breakfast for us once in awhile on Sunday morning – but they were never as fancy as this! I love the toppings you used!

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Krista October 1, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Aw… thanks Nora. I’m kinda jealous, I didn’t get to experience the amazingness of crepes until this year!!! Now I’m feeling like I was missing out, so expect more crepe recipes.. YUM! :) So fun that your mom made them as a special treat for ya’ll, what a loving momma!

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Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen September 30, 2013 at 10:02 PM

I am a huge Master Chef fan! I was so happy when Luca won this year!!! I love the idea of a Mystery Box Challenge. These Crepes look amazing Krista!!

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Krista October 1, 2013 at 9:13 AM

haha.. me too! :) It will be interesting to the see the “jr. masterchef” this year. :) The Mystery Dish is going to be a blast, and I think we are going to start having “guest mystery dish chefs” so you should totally do it! :) Thanks for stopping by Chandra!

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Kristina @ Love and Zest October 1, 2013 at 7:54 AM

Love apple cinnamon and my hubby is a crepe lover as well. Got to add these to my list of recipes to try!

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Krista October 1, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Awe… thanks Kristina. Sounds like you two are like us… well exactly like us. I’m the apple cinnamon girl and he’s the crepe lover. You two will love this dish, especially with the mascarpone cheese, sooo good!

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Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef October 4, 2013 at 10:47 PM

i don’t make crepes enough. these look so good!

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Krista October 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM

This was my first time, and they will not be the last! So good! :)

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Maria October 5, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Oh my goodness, these sound AMAZING!!! I love crepes, both sweet and savory, and yours look so delicious with the apples and the mascarpone topping – they sound heavenly!!!!

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Krista October 7, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Oh Maria, they were. I was absolutely in love with mascarpone in fact, I am keeping it on hand in my frig at all times. :) I see more crepes in my near future, yum!

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Dina October 10, 2013 at 6:29 PM

they look delish!

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Krista October 11, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Oh, believe me they are! :) You definitely need to give them a try.

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Laura @ The Rookie Cook October 12, 2013 at 2:10 PM

These crepes look so good – what a great “mystery” challenge!

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Krista October 12, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Thanks Laura! They were absolutely delicious, I’m am totally addicted to the mascarpone topping.

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Rosalie Hardman November 3, 2013 at 8:23 AM

Nov 3 2013. Snowing….doubled recipe, layered in a buttered casserole and baked off. I always test run a recipe. This WILL be a Hanuka breakfast for my family. Thank you so much.

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Krista November 3, 2013 at 8:50 AM

Great idea to always test run a recipe. :) Hope you enjoy this for your family Hanuka breakfast!

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