Cinnamon Crêpes With A Apple Compote Recipe | Pancake Day 2023!

Hello lovelies,

At the beginning of every year, I like to sit and go through past blogposts and plan out my new upcoming recipes. I do this so that: 1) I don’t recipe repeat and 2) I keep my recipes fresh and exciting.

Anyway, whilst having my yearly sit down and scroll, I realised that I haven’t ever shared a crepe recipe here on the blog and that is quite frankly, very disappointing on my behalf. I mean, it’s 2023 for goodness sake… crepes are very much loved all over the world. Honestly, what kind of food blogger am I at this point? Not a very good one clearly.

As I’ve admitted previously, over the last couple of years, I have defiantly jumped onto the american pancake hype and found myself gravitating towards them every pancake day. With that being said, sometimes, just sometimes, I find myself craving a beautifully thin crepe and that craving is where todays recipe has bloomed from.

These crepes have made a permanent marking on my families brains, my families hearts and most importantly, my families stomachs! Not only is this crepe batter unbelievably quick and easy to prepare but I decided to add a tsp of cinnamon to the batter to give it that real homely, wintery feel.

Yes, I know, I hear you! spring is just around the corner and everyone is very much looking forward to it but sometimes, I like to bake recipes which are wintery to just feed my soul. You guys know my love for winter (and in my defence, it is technically still winter) and these crepes are perfect at warming your cockles during these cold, gloomy morning / evenings.

If cinnamon crepes weren’t wintery enough for you, I have decided to share a apple compote recipe with you which works so beautifully alongside these crepes. These apples are marinated in a blend of winter goodness so that they can fully absorb those heartwarming flavours and make those taste buds of yours dance.

So, if that little voice in your head is calling you to get baking todays crepes and compote, then don’t ignore! Get your apron on and let’s get making these gorgeous crepes and compote:

Category: Sweet Treat / Breakfast / Brunch

Serves: 10

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Refrigerating Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 1-2 Minutes Each

Overall Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients You Need For Compote:

  • 6 Eating Apples, Peeled, Cored & Cut Into Small Pieces
  • 100g Of Golden Raisins
  • 1tsp Of Ground Sweet Cinnamon
  • 2tsp Of Vanilla Extract
  • 100g Of Brown Sugar / Caster Sugar
  • 125ml Of Water

Ingredients You Need For Crepes:

  • 140g Of Plain Flour
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2tbsp Of Melted Butter, Cooled
  • 15g Of Caster Sugar
  • 1/4tsp Of Ground Sweet Cinnamon
  • 300ml Of Whole / Semi-Skimmed Milk

How To Make Apple Compote:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients.
  • Secondly, in a large saucepan, add the chopped apple pieces, 100g of golden raisins, 2tsp of vanilla extract, 1tsp of ground sweet cinnamon, 100g of brown sugar and 125ml of water and place over a medium heat until the compote begins to simmer.
  • Once simmering, turn the heat down to a low-medium and allow the ingredients to simmer together for around 20 minutes or until the apple has softened but still holds it shape. During those 20 minutes, remember to occasionally stir the compote to decrease the chances of the ingredients sticking to the saucepan and/or burning.
  • TIP: if at any point the ingredients in the saucepan look dry, add a couple of extra tbsp of water to add back moisture.
  • Once the 20 minutes is up / your happy with your apple consistency, take the compote off the heat.
  • If your making this apple compote prior to your pancakes, I’d recommend placing the compote (and all of the juice) into a air-tight container and leave in the fridge.

How To Make Crepes:

  • Once the compote is complete, it’s time to make the crepe batter.
  • In a large bowl, add 140g of plain flour, 1 large egg, 1 egg yolk, 2tbsp of melted butter, 15g of caster sugar and 1/4tsp of sweet cinnamon.
  • Using a balloon whisk, start continuously whisking whilst slowly adding the 300ml of milk into the other large bowl of ingredients until a smooth, runny batter has formed.
  • Now that the batter is complete, cover the bowl in cellophane and place into the fridge to rest for 30 minutes.
  • When your ready to serve, take the pancake batter out the fridge and give it a gentle stir.
  • Put a small amount of oil into the frying pan, coat the oil around the pan with a pastry brush and set the pan over a medium heat.
  • Using a ladle, pour a small amount of batter into the pan and quickly spread the pancake out thinly (TIP: you can do this by tilting the frying pan around in all different angles).
  • Allow the pancake batter to cook for 1-2 minutes or until the top of the pancake is set, then carefully flip over to the other side and cook for a further 1-2 minutes, until the crepe is golden brown.
  • Place the cooked crepes onto a plate until all the batter has been used up. If during this time, the crepes become cold, place back into the hot pan or in the microwave to re-heat.
  • Finally, fold the crepe into a triangle shape, before doing the final fold over, add a generous amount of apple compote onto the crepe. Finish off by sprinkling some icing sugar over the top of the crepes to add a some sweetness.

That’s your Apple Compote & Cinnamon Crepes prepared, refrigerated, baked and ready for you to demolish!

Boy oh boy did these crepes hit the spot!

If your a crepe lover, these are an absolute must try. Not only is the crepe beautifully thin and tastes utterly delicious with the hint of added cinnamon BUT paired alongside this homemade apple compote… it’s just perfection. The plates were practically sparkling clean after everyone had finished their crepes.

I love soul food and I feel like this recipe today speaks so loudly to me. It’s everything I love about this time of year and really warms my heart. Do I sound mad or do any of you guys understand that feeling when it comes to food? I think if your a real foodie or cooking / baking is your passion, you’ll know the feeling I’m talking about.

Let me know in the comments below if you make these crepes or make this compote (or both) yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on them. Are you a crepe kinda person? What do you pair with your crepes?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo


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