Strawberry Lemon Crepes

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It’s hard to believe there is a way to improve strawberries and cream, but this dessert is a strong contender.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 3 hours 50 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 Tbsp. granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp. whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp. strawberry jam
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

  • Combine 3 tablespoons sugar and lemon zest on a cutting board and mince it finely, until it becomes bright yellow sugar. (You can also do this job in a food processor).
  • In a blender, combine the lemon sugar with eggs, flour, milk, water, and salt; mix to the consistency of thin cream. Refrigerate 2 hours.
  • Heat a nonstick pan over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter, let it sizzle, then add enough batter to thinly coat the bottom of the pan. Cook, swirling the pan, 1 minute. Flip and cook the other side 1 minute, until golden brown. Turn onto a plate, and repeat with remaining batter and butter. Additional butter is not necessary with each crepe, unless they start to stick.
  • In a small bowl, combine berries, jam, and honey, and toss to combine. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine cream, remaining sugar, and vanilla. Whip with a whisk or an electric mixer, watching carefully as the cream begins to stiffen. Stop when it reaches soft peaks.
  • To serve, fill each crepe with ¼ cup berry mixture, roll up to conceal the filling, and top with whipped cream mixture.