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Caramelized Apple & Calvados Crepes

Source: Crepes: Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Home Cook
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Active Time:  25 Minutes
Total Time:  1 Hour 25 Minutes
  Makes 8 crêpes; serves 4
Better than warm apple pie, these carmelized apple crepes are scented with apple brandy.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
Eight 6- or 7-inch dessert crêpes, flavored with calvados (see recipe below)
3 Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon calvados or cognac (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
3 tablespoons hazelnuts, toasted, skinned, and chopped
Powdered sugar for dusting
Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for garnish
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DIRECTIONS
Prepare the crepes. Cover them with aluminum foil and keep warm in 200 degrees F. oven, or cover and reheat them in a baking pan in a preheated 325 degrees F. oven for 5 to 10 minutes, or until heated through.


Peel, core, and slice the apples. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat until it starts to sizzle. Add the apples, sprinkle with the sugar, and cook until the sugar turns amber, about 3 minutes. Gently saute the apples and sugar until tender, another 4 to 5 minutes. Gently mix in the optional Calvados or Cognac and cinnamon, if you like; add the nuts. Set aside.


Arrange a few slices of caramelized apples on one-quarter of each crepe. Fold each crêpe in half twice so it is triangular in shape. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Top with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream and serve at once.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Chronicle. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes 8 crêpes; serves 4
Calories: 427
Fat. Total: 19g
Fiber: 3g
Carbohydrates, Total: 57g
Sodium: 211mg
% Cal. from Fat: 40%
Cholesterol: 142mg
Protein: 10g
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