Cheesy Cherry Blintz – Crepes

cherry crepe blintzes dessert

Today we should be going on our fishing trip. This would be the second time we’re attempting this and I’m hoping the last. It’s the last day to use our Groupon (nothing like waiting until the last minute) and I keep checking the weather every hour or so, as if my incessant looking is going to somehow keep the rain and storms away.

In the meantime, I’d like to share a recipe for cherry blintzes that I made the other day. I had never tried blintzes and actually had no idea what they were. According to dicitonary.com (my source for any words I’m unfamiliar with), blintzes are thin pancakes that are stuffed with cheese or fruit and then fried or baked.

This recipe uses crepes as the “thin pancakes” and cottage/cream cheese for the filling. Combined with cherries, the flavors of these blintzes are dynamite!

 

The filling…

cherry crepe blintzes dessert

Spread about 1 T of filling in the center…

cherry crepe blintzes dessert

Fold two opposing sides in…

cherry crepe blintzes dessert

Roll the opposite sides…

cherry crepe blintzes dessert

Neatly rolled

cherry crepe blintzes dessert
cherry crepe blintzes dessert

After cherries cook, add blintzes to the pan and saute for a few minutes…

cherry crepe blintzes dessert
cherry crepe blintzes dessert
cherry crepe blintzes dessert

 
 

CHERRY BLINTZ-CREPES RECIPE & INGREDIENTS
*Filling/cherry Sauce taken from Illustrated Book of Desserts: Better Housekeeping

12 crepes


FILLING

1 1/2 c cottage cheese
1/4 c sugar
6 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract


CHERRY SAUCE

2/3 c boiling water
1 pound cherries, pitted
1/4 c sugar

FILLING – Combine cheeses, sugar and extract in a small bowl. Spread about 1 T on each crepe and follow step-by-step pictures for folding (fold sides in and then roll in the opposite direction). 

SAUCE – In a small skillet, boil cherries with water. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until cherries are tender, about 5 minutes. Add sugar and mix well. 

Add blintzes to the skillet and simmer on low for about 5 minutes. 

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