Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pancakes (Crepes) With Caramelized Pears

Pears were on sale last week at the local co-operative grocery store.  We ate most of them but by the end of this week the last 2 were getting soft and brown.  When you put that together with the fact that I needed a dessert to fill out another evening of leftovers (not having a freezer makes meals a little boring) and crepes were born.

In England crepes are called pancakes.  No matter what you call them, they were delicious if I do say so myself.  And, they were easy and fast.  Those three things make them phenomenal as far as I am concerned.

If you need a quick end to a meal and you have almost any kind of fruit then this is what you do:

  • make the crepes according to a standard recipe
  • if needed, cut the fruit up into small pieces
  • melt some butter in a frying pan
  • add the fruit
  • sprinkle with sugar, the amount needed will vary according to the sweetness of the fruit being used
  • saute until the fruit is soft and the butter and sugar mixture is bubbling and browned up
  • divide the fruit up amongst the crepes, roll them and place in a greased pan
  • pour the caramel sauce over the center of the crepes
If there are leftover crepes they can be used as holders for a main dish mixture of meat and veg or for another sweet ending using pudding.  They are also good for breakfast sprinkled with lemon or orange juice and sugar.

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