Dutch Apple Cranberry Crepes | The Good Hearted Woman

Dutch Apple Cranberry Crêpe Filling

Prep Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Servings: 10 -12 filled crêpes
Author: Renée B. ♥ The Good Hearted Woman


  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs. tart apples I use about 5 Granny Smiths
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • Pinch allspice
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch only if necessary; see note

1 Batch Sweet Vanilla Crêpes

    Additional Ingredients:

    • Whipped Cream


    Make a batch of Sweet Vanilla Crepes.

      Dutch Apple Filling:

      • Peel, core, and slice apples into a large mixing bowl. Add dried cranberries (if desired), and then lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. Toss to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let set for about half an hour.
        Dutch Apple Cranberry Crepes | The Good Hearted Woman
      • In a cast iron skillet or other heavy pan over medium heat, melt butter and brown sugar together, stirring frequently. When mixture begins to bubble, add salt and reduce temperature to medium low.
        Dutch Apple Cranberry Crepes | The Good Hearted Woman
      • Add prepared apple mixture and bring to mixture to a simmer, stirring frequently. Cook apples until they are no longer crunchy, but still have some texture to them. (You don’t want applesauce!)
        Dutch Apple Cranberry Crepes | The Good Hearted Woman
      • If the mixture is very runny, add cornstarch a half-teaspoon at a time and simmer until thickened.

      Assembling the Crêpes

      • Fill crêpes with prepared Dutch Apple Cranberry Filling, fold and garnish with whipped cream and dried cranberries.
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