What Desserts Can I Make with Fresh-Picked Apples?

Is there a sweeter, juicier, more ubiquitous fruit than an apple? From apple pie to applesauce, apples are an American staple for a reason. Here are just a few of the treats you can make with everyone’s favorite fruit:

  • Apple turnovers
  • Apple cider
  • Apple cinnamon muffins or cupcakes
  • Caramel apples
  • Apple pancakes
  • Apple chips (for the health nuts)
  • and so much more!

Did you know that the top ten apple-producing states in the US are Washington, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, Virginia, North Carolina, Oregon, Ohio, and Idaho? (U.S. Apple Association, 2018)

Yummy Apple Cinnamon Crepes!

For our purposes today, we’re going to talk about yummy apple cinnamon crepes! You know, those crispy, savory, and sweet pancakes that are almost paper-thin? Yes, them. Crepes are very popular in Europe and tend to be less filling and more versatile than the average pancake. Crepes can be served any which way­­— whether you’re in the mood for smoked salmon and cream cheese crepes or something sweet, like berries and cream.

Our yummy apple cinnamon crepes are both savory and sweet and are sure to impress your family or guests.

How To Use Apples in Your Crepes
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Additional: 1 hr
  • Total: 2 hrs
  • Servings: 8
  • Yield: 8 servings
Now gather the ingredients you’re going to need:
  • 3 eggs 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 ½ tablespoons milk
  • 8 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided

Get your apples ready first by dicing all four together and placing them in a medium bowl. Next, add ground cinnamon and brown or raw sugar (maybe a teeny pinch of vanilla extract), then toss the apple cubes in the mixture. Let them sit in the bowl for about 20 minutes.

While your apples soak in their sweet and spicy marinade, prepare your crepes next. Preheat your stovetop and pan, then blend all your dry ingredients in a large bowl with a fork. Once done, add your liquids to the dry mixture and stir thoroughly with a whisk until the mixture is smooth and lump-free.

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Add some butter or your preferred oil to your warm pan, then pour a half-dollar-sized amount of your batter into the center of the pan until brown, then flip. When cooked to your preferred texture, set your crepes aside while you sauté your yummy cinnamon and brown sugar apples on low heat.

Last step— to serve, add sauteed apples to the center of an open crepe, then fold the crepe around them like a sweet and spicy burrito. Add a dollop of cream or a sprinkle of powdered sugar for extra wow-factor.

Enjoy your yummy cinnamon apple crepes!

How Do You Stop Rubbery Crepes?

First, it’s important to note that crepes can be intimidating for some first-timers. The dough is so delicate that it can be difficult to get the heat to butter ration just right. We like to abide by a good rule of thumb to start on medium heat and adjust your burner from there. It’s totally okay to take a trial run or two to get your bearings.

Tell us about your favorite Apple Cinnamon Crepes recipe!

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