Monday, November 5, 2012

Crepes with Cranberry-Apple Compote

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. My whole day feels wrong if I can't start the day with a good homemade breakfast.

This morning I woke up an hour and a half early. I blame this stupid time change. But at least it gave me time to make a good breakfast.

Basic Crepes

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Total time: 25 min
Yield: 15 crepes
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Cooking Directions
  1. In a medium bowl, add flour and salt, making a well in the center. Add in eggs, milk, butter, and vanilla. Whisk together starting in the center and working outwards.
  2. Heat crepe pan over medium-high heat until hot. Pour in scant 1/4 cup of batter into hot pan, swirling to evenly distribute the batter. Cook until brown, flip and cook until second side is browned.

I decided to fill my crepes with a cranberry-apple compote that I came across on Pinterest. (I'm addicted to that site!). 

Cranberry-Apple Compote

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Total time: 30 min
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 6 tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 8 tbsp. butter, divided
  • 3 apples, peeled, cored and cubed
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup sugar
Cooking Directions
  1. Whisk together apple cider, corn syrup, and brown sugar in heavy large saucepan; add cinnamon stick and cloves.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to 1 cup, about 15 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and cloves.
  3. Add 4 tablespoons butter; stir until melted. Remove from heat.
  4. In a large skillet, over medium heat melt remaining 4 tbsp. of butter.
  5. Add apple pieces and cinnamon; saute 2 minutes.
  6. Add cranberries and 1/2 cup sugar.
  7. Stir until cranberries begin to pop, about 4 minutes.
  8. Stir in reduced cider mixture.
  9. Boil until reduced to syrup consistency, about 6 minutes. Stir in more sugar, if desired.

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