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Dessert Crêpes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Crêpes are one of those recipes that often remains mysterious to new cooks - it seems impossible to make the super thin French pancakes without a culinary degree at the very least! In reality, crêpes are so simple to make if you have a good batter and the right pan. 
Course: Entrées, Desserts/Sweets
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Breakfast/Brunch
Servings: 16 10-inch crêpes
Calories: 108 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar optional
  • ¼ cup butter melted and cooled
  • cups all-purpose flour sifted
  1. Combine the milk, eggs, salt, sugar and butter in a blender and process until smooth. Add the flour all at once and blend only until it is completely incorporated. If you see any lumps remaining in the batter, strain it through a fine strainer.
  2. Refrigerate the batter for at least 2 hours to let it rest. This will help prevent lace-y crêpes. (*Upon further research, I've tried making crêpes without resting the batter and have not had any trouble cooking them. I do, however, believe that the flavor continues to improve over time, so if you have time to rest the batter, do it. If you don't have time, skip it.)
  3. Pre-heat a 10-inch skillet or crêpe pan over medium heat.
  4. Brush the pan with a little melted butter and then pour in enough batter to just cover the bottom of the skillet. If you have any excess batter in the pan, pour it back out into the batter bowl. (Measuring with a ¼ cup measure is a great way to be consistent.)
  5. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the crêpe for 1 minute on one side. Loosen the edge of the crêpe with a silicone spatula and then grab the edge with your fingers, lift it out of the pan and flip it over. Cook for another minute on the second side and then turn it out of the skillet onto a plate.
  6. Repeat for as many crêpes as you need, or until you run out of batter, monitoring the temperature under the pan to keep the crêpes from burning or not cooking quickly enough.

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Nutrition Facts
Dessert Crêpes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 108 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 123mg5%
Potassium 66mg2%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.