Blueberry crepes filled with luscious cream cheese crepe filling made with whipped cream and a delicious blueberry sauce are so good it’s almost sinful. Is it breakfast? Is it dessert? It is most definitely both!
Blueberry Cream Cheese Crepes
I adore crepes in all forms, with all kinds of fillings but there’s something about a decadent blueberry sauce that does me in.
I’m using this easy crepe recipe to make blueberry crepes for this year’s Easter brunch. The recipe can easily be doubled or even tripled for a crowd, so I’ll be sure to make enough for strawberry crepes, crepes with delicious lemon curd, and of course these blueberry cream cheese crepes. It’s a special occasion, so why not?!
The batter is made quickly and easily in a blender, and each one turns out soft, buttery, and melt-in-your-mouth. Better than any restaurant or breakfast diner and you can freeze some for later too!
Crepes vs Pancakes
They share similar ingredients, which is why you can make crepes with pancake mix. However, crepes do not contain any leavening agents. This allows them to remain very very thin and stay soft and pliable. Pancakes are thick, fluffy, and when folded will usually break in half.
They are very similar in that they can be made savory or sweet, and come with an array of toppings. If folding them up and biting into a sweet filling is your jam, then blueberry crepes are for you!
- Milk. I like to use 2% as it’s thick enough to add richness but it’s not too thick.
- Eggs. Used as a binding agent. The same way they’re used in pancakes.
- Salted butter, melted. In this case, I opt for salted butter because it helps to balance the sweetness, but you can use unsalted butter if you prefer. Allow the melted butter to cool slightly before using it.
- Sugar. Added for sweetness. Leaving it out would be necessary if we were making chicken crepes or something savory!
- Vanilla. Delicious flavor enhancer that elevates all of the other ingredients.
- Salt. Just a bit more than the butter delivers for bringing out all of the other surrounding flavors.
- All-purpose flour. The foundation of the entire batch of crepes!
Cream Cheese Filling
Next comes the cream cheese crepe filling that is the perfect creamy compliment to the sweet blueberry sauce. It’s made with a mixture of cream cheese, granulated sugar, vanilla and whipped cream. Don’t forget to soften cream cheese before using so the filling whips up smoothly without any clumps. If you prefer a sugar that won’t leave any granules and will blend in smoothly, use powdered sugar instead.
Blueberry Sauce for Crepes
The crepes are finished off with a homemade blueberry sauce (aka blueberry compote) made with juicy blueberries, granulated sugar, lemon juice, water and cornstarch. This sauce is a great way to showcase your fresh blueberries, however if they’re not in season, go ahead and use frozen blueberries.
The granulated sugar will dissolve once boiled in the sauce and adds a wonderful sweetness to what could be a slightly tart sauce. A bright burst of citrus from the lemon is always a welcome addition to any fruit sauce to liven it up. And cornstarch is the thickening agent used to turn the runny consistency into a slightly sturdier, jam-like sauce.
How to Make this Blueberry Crepes Recipe
- Combine ingredients for the batter. In a blender, add all of the blender ingredients and mix it until the batter is smooth.
- Heat an 8″ frying pan over medium-low heat. Make sure to spray with a nonstick cooking spray to avoid the crepe sticking to the pan. Once that happens, it’s automatically ruined because of how delicate they are. By ruined I mean we’re totally going to eat them anyway.
- Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the pan and immediately tilt it around so that the batter spreads evenly in a thin layer across the bottom of the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side until nicely golden. Set it aside and continue until you have no more batter.
- Make the whipped cream cheese filling. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, or a mixing bowl with beaters, whip the filling ingredients until smooth.
- Boil ingredients for the blueberry sauce. In a medium saucepan, combine sauce ingredients and bring to a boil over medium heat. Lower the heat and simmer until the sauce has thickened. keep in mind it will continue to thicken as it cools.
- Assemble the blueberry crepes. Lay each crepe down flat. Spread some of the cream cheese mixture down the center and top it with blueberry sauce. Either fold the crepes in half or roll them up gently to eat and enjoy!
Top Your Blueberry Crepes!
When serving I like to top them with powdered sugar and a bit of lemon zest. You can also add a bit of whipped cream and extra blueberry sauce if you like.
Recipe Tips for Blueberry Crepes
- Always use a non-stick skillet. Even with this, you’ll want to use a spray or melted butter to help you flip the crepes and slide them out without them falling apart.
- Rest your crepe batter for at least 30 minutes. You can also leave it in the fridge overnight. It’s kind of nice to prepare it the night before and have it ready in the morning.
- You don’t have to use up all your crepes. You may find you have lots leftover. Save them and use a different filling next time for an entirely different breakfast or dessert idea!
- Have other options available. These deliciously decadent blueberry crepes are amazing as is, but it’s always nice to have some staples on the table for people. Warm homemade maple syrup is always nice and perhaps some extra fresh blueberries for those that don’t want the sauce.
For a lighter version, you could swap the cream cheese mixture with some plain or vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt instead. You could also consider using lemon curd along with the blueberry sauce. Or whipped cream all on its own.
Stack your crepes and separate each one with a piece of parchment paper. This will help keep them from sticking together. Keep them stored in a Ziploc bag or airtight container for up to 3 days.
Crepes are very freezer-friendly so be sure to make lots! Keep leftovers frozen for up to 3 months. You can freeze the blueberry sauce for up to 1 month as well!
Reheat them in the microwave in a skillet over low heat. The great thing about the microwave is you can warm a whole stack at a time.
I don’t suggest making the filling ahead of time, as it tastes best when it’s fresh. You can make the batter up to 3 days ahead and keep it covered in a bowl or the blender itself until you’re ready to use it.
More Crepe Recipes
- Lemon Crepes – Bright, vibrant, and perfect for summer.
- Ham and Cheese Crepes – Make a great light lunch or brunch
- Banana Nutella Crepes – Chocolate and banana always pair well together.
- Savory Breakfast Crepes – An easy dinner or light lunch idea.
- Pumpkin Crepes – A warm way to start the day when the cool weather hits!
- 2 cups 2% milk
- 4 large eggs
- 3 Tablespoons salted butter , melted and slightly cooled
- 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt or table salt
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour , sifted if desired
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries , fresh or frozen
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- In a blender, blend milk, eggs, butter, sugar, vanilla, salt, and flour, and mix until batter is smooth, about 15-20 seconds. Refrigerate batter at least 30 minutes, or overnight.
- Heat an 8-inch frying pan over medium-low heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray and pour about 1/4 cup batter into the pan, immediately tilting the pan from side to side to form an even circle. Cook about 1-2 minutes per side, or until lightly browned. Remove from heat and stack until ready to serve. Repeat with remaining batter.
- In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Mix in the whipped cream until smooth.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the blueberries, sugar, water, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Lower the heat and simmer 5 minutes, or until thickened. Mash with a fork to reach desired consistency. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.
- Lay a crepe on a flat surface and spread 1 to 2 Tablespoons filling down the center. Then pour the blueberry sauce on top. Fold crepe around filling. Repeat with remaining crepes. Fold crepe and serve.
Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.
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