Crepes with Blackberry-Rhubarb Compote

Wake and Bake

Breakfast snacks for those who get peckish first thing in the morning.

Crepes with Blackberry-Rhubarb Compote
  • Yield:serves 4
  • Active time:30 minutes
  • Total time:1 hour (includes resting batter)
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Wake and Bake: Crepes with Blackberry-Rhubarb Compote

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Crepes are livened up with a compote of tart rhubarb and sweet blackberries. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to turn this breakfast into an easy dessert.

About the author: Carrie Vasios is the editor of Serious Eats: Sweets. She likes to peruse her large collection of cookbooks while eating jam from the jar. You can follow her on Twitter @carrievasios

Ingredients

  • For Compote
  • 2 cups chopped rhubarb from 2-4 long stalks
  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons grade B maple syrup
  • 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For Crepes
  • 1 cup (5 ounces) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  1. 1.

    For Compote: Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Let boil one minute then reduce heat and simmer until liquid is mostly evaporated, about 10 minutes.

  2. 2.

    For Crepes: While compote is reducing, in a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, and salt. Add milk and eggs and whisk until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and let chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  3. 3.

    Place skillet over medium high heat and brush with butter. When butter is hot, add about 1/4 cup batter to pan, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook until batter begins to brown, about 1 minute, then use a spatula to flip the crepe and cook until other side is golden, about 1 minute more. Remove to a plate and repeat with remaining batter.

  4. 4.

    Top crepes with compote, plus a scoop of ice cream, if desired.

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