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Ricotta Crepes with Vanilla Bourbon Strawberries

Ricotta Crepes with Vanilla Bourbon Strawberries, a boozy twist on brunch. A French-inspired sweet ricotta-stuffed crepe recipe with strawberries cooked in bourbon and vanilla. Decadent and delicious!

A crepe with ricotta and vanilla bourbon strawberries on a white plate on a blue table with flowers.

Who doesn’t love a delicious crepe? Whether it’s smothered in Nutella, sprinkled with powdered sugar, or made savory with cheese and butter, crepes are universally loved across the world.

What was your first introduction to crepes? I wish I could say I discovered crepes at a tiny Parisian cafe with a tiny cup of coffee, but that would be a bold faced lie. I think my first crepe experience happened at a food truck at two in the morning outside a bar. Not exactly the quaint French experience crepes bring to mind, but an experience nonetheless.

A crepe with ricotta and vanilla bourbon strawberries on a white plate on a blue table with flowers.

Fast forward a few years and I did have that quaint experience when I stumbled upon a small creperie in an alley during a perfect day in Paris. I was traveling alone and sat down at a small table where I was served a delicious strawberry and cheese crepe by a tiny French grandmother. We didn’t speak but I didn’t have to use words to express how delicious the sweet dessert was, it became obvious to her when I returned to her cafe for an afternoon coffee and crepe three days in a row.

Crepes have always been been a food I order when out, not something I think to make at home. But recently I was invited to dinner by a good friend who served both savory and sweet crepes and I was inspired to try my hand at them at home.

And you know what? They’re easy. Like laughably easy. Which means they’re my new brunch favorite.

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What are crepes? Where do they come from?

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Crepes are very thin pancake-like wraps that made with flour, eggs, and milk. The crepes we know and love today originate from France, but other cultures have similar thin flour cakes, such as blintzes from Eastern Europe, panqueques from Argentina and Uruguay, crepella from Italy, and pannakeke from Sweden. In fact, crepes have infiltrated the world and most cultures have some sort of thin pancake-like dish typical to its cuisine.

Ricotta Crepes with Vanilla Bourbon Strawberries: Tips, Tricks & Tools

Crepes are very simple to make and do not require anything more than quality flour, a big mixing bowl, a large pan, and a spatula. Otherwise crepes are a simple, low maintenance recipe!

However, crepes are also a dish where you can let your culinary creativity shine! The toppings and filling possibilities are endless, but here are a few favorites we’ve tried and loved:

  • Crepe filling ideas: ricotta, cottage cheese, whipped cream, Nutella, peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower butter, fruit
  • Crepe topping ideas: fresh seasonal fruit, honey, maple syrup, bourbon sauce (see below for recipe), date syrup, blueberry sauce
  • Savory crepe ideas: cheese, herbs, shrimp, greens like spinach and kale, mushrooms, savory flavored oils like truffle oil or garlic oil

A crepe with ricotta and vanilla bourbon strawberries on a white plate on a blue table with flowers.


This Ricotta Crepes with Bourbon Vanilla Strawberries recipe is a new Saturday morning indulgence! If you love breakfast and brunch as much as I do, check out my decadent Meyer Lemon Marscarpone Dutch Baby Cake, Pluot Brown Sugar Buckwheat Pancakes, and my fizzy Stawberry Saffron Bellini recipe for your next brunch get together.

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Ricotta Crepes with Vanilla Bourbon Strawberries

A crepe with ricotta and vanilla bourbon strawberries on a white plate on a blue table with flowers.

Ricotta Crepes with Vanilla Bourbon Strawberries, a boozy twist on brunch. A French-inspired sweet ricotta-stuffed crepe recipe with strawberries cooked in bourbon and vanilla. Decadent and delicious!

  • Author: Kristina Todini
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 large crepes
  • Category: Breakfast & Brunch
  • Method: Pan frying
  • Cuisine: French

Ingredients

Crepes

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter (or oil) for frying

Ricotta Filling

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Bourbon Vanilla Strawberries

  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup (about 1.5 ounces) bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Crepes: In a large mixing bowl, mix eggs, milk, vanilla, flour, and salt until well blended. Heat butter or oil in a large round pan on medium heat. Pour ⅓ cup of batter onto hot pan and spread batter until very thin and even on pan (picking up the pan and twisting until batter runs to the edges works best if making crepes at home). Cook 1-2 minutes, or until batter is beginning to dry, then flip and cook another 30 seconds. Remove from heat and set aside to cool, continuing to make crepes until all batter is gone.
  2. Bourbon Vanilla Strawberries: Add strawberries, vanilla, bourbon, and brown sugar to a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat for ten minutes, until strawberries begin to soften and the sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
  3. Filling and plating: Mix together ricotta cheese and vanilla. Spread ¼ cup of cheese mixture to the middle of crepe, then fold or roll crepe on a plate and top with bourbon vanilla strawberry sauce.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 large crepe with filling and toppings
  • Calories: 380
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Sodium: 320mg
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 130mg

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Kristina Todini, RDN

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