Crepes With Orange Cream Cheese And Apricot-Walnut Syrup

Let your sweetie know just how much he or she means to you this Valentine’s Day with these decadent, exquisite Orange Crepes stuffed with a divine vegan cream cheese filling and drizzled with an apricot-walnut syrup.

As rich as they sound, these totally vegan crepes are perfect for Valentine’s Day breakfast eats because they also show your special one that you care truly, madly and deeply about their heart’s health: there are no cholesterol-laden eggs or dairy products here, and I use omega-3-rich flax meal to bind the crepes. I calculated the nutritional information for you, and each crepe with the cream cheese and syrup and all adds up to about 173 calories: not bad for a super-luscious treat for a special day.


I have a Sunday afternoon full of errands ahead of me and I’m going to run now, but I wanted to share these with all of you in time for Valentine’s Day. It’s an extra-special day for me because it also happens to be the day Desi and I got married.

Happy Valentine’s Day all! A time as good as any to let those you love know how much you love ‘em!

Crepes Stuffed with Orange Cream Cheese and Drizzled with Apricot-Walnut Syrup

(Makes about 10 servings, but you will have lots of leftover syrup)

Ingredients:

For the Crepes:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup white cornmeal

2 tbsp flax meal

1 cup water

1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp canola oil

Place all the ingredients in a blender and whisk. Scrape down the sides of the blender if any of the flour sticks, and blend again until well-mixed.

(Nutritional facts per crepe: Calories: 49.1; Total fat: 2.9 g (saturated fat 0.2 g, polyunsaturated fat 0.8 g, monounsaturated fat 1.7 g); Cholesterol: 0 mg; Carbohydrates: 4.6 g; Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g; Protein: 0.6 g)

For the Cream Cheese Stuffing:

3/4 cup vegan cream cheese like Tofutti

4 tbsp Earth Balance buttery spread (use any other vegan butter spread if you can’t find Earth Balance)

1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)

Zest of 1 orange

Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk using a hand mixer or stand mixer until you have a fluffy mixture.

(Nutritional facts per serving: Calories: 70.3; Total Fat: 5.9 g (Saturated fat: 2 g; Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4 g; Monounsaturated fat: 1.4 g); Carbohydrates: 3.7 g; Protein: 0.3 g)

For the Apricot-Walnut Syrup

(Makes about 20 servings)

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup orange juice

1/4 cup chopped dried apricots

1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

Place the sugar and water in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and allow it to come to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer about 10 minutes. Add the apricots and walnuts and turn off the heat after a minute.

(Nutritional facts per serving: Calories: 54; Total Fat: 1 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Carbohydrates: 11.5 g; Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g; Protein: 0.3 g)

To assemble:

Heat a crepe pan (use a 6-inch nonstick skillet or cast-iron pan if you don’t have a crepe pan).

Brush or spray a little oil on the bottom.

Add about 2 tbsp of the crepe batter in the center and immediately lift and tilt the pan on all sides so the batter coats the bottom evenly. You want as thin a layer as is possible.

Cook until you see the sides browning and drying, then flip over and cook another 30 seconds or until set.

Remove the crepe to a plate. Spread some of the cream cheese mixture in the center, then fold once into half and once again.

Drizzle with the apricot-walnut syrup and serve immediately.
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I just baked up my Avocado Brioche recipe into these cute little rolls– another delicious breakfast idea. To make these rolls, after the second rise divide the dough into 12 pieces and roll each into a smooth round. Place in muffin tins or in a baking dish, side by side but not touching, and let the rolls rise another hour in a warm place. Bake 22 minutes in a 350-degree oven. Serve warm.

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22 thoughts on “Crepes With Orange Cream Cheese And Apricot-Walnut Syrup

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    Sanjeeta kk

    February 14, 2011 at 5:46am

    Love the crepes, Vaishali and am off to check your avocado recipe too. The rolls is a great idea indeed. Have a great day ahead.

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    Priya

    February 14, 2011 at 9:01am

    Droolworthy crepes,looks marvellous..

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    Vaishali

    February 14, 2011 at 2:31pm

    Thanks, Aisling, Sanjeeta, Priya. Have a great Valentine’s Day!

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    In

    February 15, 2011 at 3:37am

    Vaishali. I always look forward to reading your posts. Will need to try out this recipe.

    Wishing you and yours a very happy wedding anniversary! (though belated)

    Indhu.

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    Vaishali

    February 15, 2011 at 3:51am

    Thanks, dear Indhu. And a very happy Valentine’s Day to you.

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    Cham

    February 15, 2011 at 5:32am

    Wow, Wish you a Happy Wedding Anniversary and V-Day to u and Desi! That is a great treat!

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    Sheels

    February 17, 2011 at 3:24pm

    Hello Vishali,

    Happy Valentine’s and those crepes looks yum!!!!!!
    Will defnitely try it as I don’t eat eggs this recipe is very interesting.
    How are you pets doing?
    How is Opie?

    sheela

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    Vaishali

    February 17, 2011 at 3:26pm

    Hi Sheela, Thank you. Opie is doing very well– he loves the snow and is still enjoying the residual piles in our neighborhood, although the heat is fast melting them now :( He is really cute: when he sees some snow he’ll lower his ear and rub it along the snow and lower his body into it. It’s quite a sight :)

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    Mints!

    February 18, 2011 at 12:49am

    Wish you belated Happy Wedding Anniversary and Valentines Day to you and Desi!

    Crepes are making me drool! I want to try the avocado brioche but I never had any luck with breads before. So I have to tame the fear soon :)

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    Gauri Radha गौरी राधा

    February 18, 2011 at 6:17am

    Wow how delicious!!

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    Vaishali

    February 18, 2011 at 2:44pm

    Thanks, Mints. And I would absolutely insist that you try making the brioche– it is an extremely easy dough to work with and you’ll really enjoy making it. :)

    Gauri Radha, Thanks!

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    Latha

    February 19, 2011 at 9:31pm

    Hi Vaishali,

    Is white cornmeal the cornflour that is commonly used to thicken soups etc.,? i think not… in that case what is the substitute? i’ve seen only yellow cornmeal where i live:)

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    Vaishali

    February 19, 2011 at 10:28pm

    Latha, go ahead and use yellow cornmeal. Cornflour is too finely ground and won’t work.

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    robyn

    December 6, 2011 at 3:35am

    Made the creeps tonight and they were great! I did add a bit of maple syrup to the batter because they were not as sweet as I wanted, but after that they were perfect.

    I just cut up bananas and drizzled dark chocolate over all that instead of this filling as that was what I had on hand. Double yum! Will be making these often.

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    Vaishali

    December 8, 2011 at 4:19am

    Robyn, thanks for the feedback! And I did get you meant crepes. :)

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    Natalia Pugh

    July 20, 2012 at 4:15pm

    Hello Vaishali,
    i just wanted to thank you for this delicious recipe. I just made them, and didn’t even expect them to be sooo tasty based on the amount of ingredients. But they were very easy to make and extremely yummy. Served them with my strawberry syrup, made it from what i had on hand.. The recipe is bookmarked.

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    Tori

    April 11, 2013 at 5:38pm

    My mom and I just had these. They were very good! My favorite part was the syrup and the nuts.

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    SS

    April 15, 2013 at 7:43pm

    Hi Vaishali. Your pancake recipe is a HUGE hit with my husband…he requests them all of the time. Can’t believe how easy they are. Now I want to try the crepes. Is the white corn meal essential or can it be omitted/replaced? Thanks!

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      Vaishali

      April 15, 2013 at 8:56pm

      Hi SS, the corn meal gives them lightness. You could try replacing with a fine-ground rava for the same effect.

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