Crepes with sweet cheese filling and citrus blueberry sauce or Ukranian “Nalisniki”

 Lightly sweetened buttery crepes stuffed with  cream cheese,ricotta, powdered sugar, and a touch of orange zest then topped off with sweet blueberry sauce.They are perfect for breakfast or for a dessert.
Or you can make traditional Ukrainian “Nalisniki” with sour cream on top instead of the sauce. You can also substitute ricotta cheese for farmers cheese (Tvorog). You may choose raspberries or strawberries instead of blueberries.

Crepe batter ingredients:
2 1/2 cup sifted flour
2 cups milk
1 cup water
6 eggs
1 stick butter melted (1/2 cup or 4 oz.)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Using a hand mixer or stand mixer combine milk,water,eggs,sugar,salt,and butter.Gradually add flour.  Scrape the sides with spatula if needed and mix well. Refrigerate for at least one hour or overnight.
 
Heat a crepe pan or a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Lightly grease with butter or spray oil. When hot, add 1/3 cup of batter to the pan.
Swirl the pan to spread the batter all around evenly. Then, place on the heat and cook for about 20-40 seconds. When the top is no longer shiny, then you will know it is ready to turn. Flip with a spatula and cook for another 15-45 seconds.

Cheese filling ingredients:

1 package cream cheese (8 oz.)
1 1/2 cup ricotta cheese or tvorog
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
zest of 1 orange
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
1/2 stick butter (approx.)

Directions:
Combine all the ingredients using a hand blender/mixer.

Filling in the crepes :

Spread a good amount of cheese filling around the entire crepe.Roll the crepe in to a tube and place it in a glass baking dish.Repeat for the rest of the crepes.When all done,add little slices of butter on the very top layer. (note: you will have about 2-3 layers of rolled crepes)
Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or when the butter is completely melted and the crepes are fully warmed up.

Blueberry sauce:
2 cups frozen blueberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
squeezed juice of orange
squeezed juice of 1/2 lemon
1 heaping teaspoon starch (I used potato starch)

Directions:
In a medium sauce pan, heat up blueberries,sugar,and water.bring to a slight simmer.cook for 1 minute or so.Mix together orange juice,lemon juice and starch. add to the hot blueberry sauce. cook for a minute or until sauce thickens. Serve over baked crepes.

Comments

  1. oh boy! that is making me drrol. I love crepe and the filling is just so yummy and the color so bright.

  2. MMM! One of my favorites :)Wonderful, very tasty and very easy. love the pictures. :)

  3. Hello Nadia!Thank you for following my blog.I love your dishes very much and I will follow you right back. See you soon!

  4. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! These look absolutely amazing!! I love filled crepes. :)

  5. wow…wonderful presentation with great flavors..;)Tasty Appetite

  6. Nadia, your blog is so so awesome!! Your food looks great. Hope you and your family have a great weekend, God bless :)

  7. Hi Nadia, Fantastic looking crepes! Thanks for stopping by Foodness Gracious :)Take care..

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog and great to "meet" you! Following you now. Your crepes look amazing. great recipe. Look forward to reading more!

  9. Great picture of a delicious food! I am your new follower! Nice to meet you!

  10. Such a lovely dish. Crepes are so versatile and yet always delicious. That sauce is especially nice. Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits.

  11. I'll definitely try the filling and the bluberry sauce recipes for my crepes once I get to find some fresh bluberries on the market :-).Wonderful pictures!

  12. Thank you Deni for your comment.I used frozen bluebberies,but fresh is always better.try ,see if you like it

  13. Thank you Marina for following,nice to meet you too!

  14. Yes Kristen, they are always delicious in anyway you make it,even with out filling. It's kids favorite too.Thank you for your comment.

  15. Thank you,God bless you too!

  16. Thank you so much Jay!

  17. These look DELICIOUS! Perfect for a indulgent sunday morning! YUMMY!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Made these they are delish! With making the cream does the ingredients need to be at room temp? -alana

  19. Yes,its better if cream cheese is softened.butter doesn't go in the cream so it doesnt have to be room temp. I will make the corrections,sorry.
    and thanks for coming back to leave a comment.

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