Thursday, April 19, 2012

Peanut Butter and Jelly Crepes



Who doesn't love PB and J? Possibly the only better combination is PB and C (peanut butter and chocolate). So I was excited to see these as the two ingredients for this month's Improv Challenge.

There are lots of fun things you can do with peanut butter and jelly, but it was easy for me to choose a crepe application - I love crepes and it's so fun to try new fillings!

For the crepes, combine the milk, eggs, flour,



sugar



and salt and whisk super well until there are no lumps. If you like, you can process this mixture in a blender until it's super smooth. (I'm not that picky, but if your blender is easily accessible, go for it!)

Now heat a small skillet over medium low heat melt a small piece of butter in it. Pour in about 1/4 cup batter,



and tilt the skillet so that the batter coats the bottom of the pan. Let this cook for about a minute, then use a spatula to lift up the edges of the crepe



and carefully flip it over. If it's hard to pull up, it's probably not ready. The crepe will start to release a little bit from the pan when it's done.

Cook on this opposite side for another minute,



then remove the crepe to a plate. Repeat with the remaining butter and batter. Now, fill 'em up! Spread the peanut butter down the middle (I used chunky cause it was all I had but creamy would be easier to spread!)



then add the jam



and the blueberries.



Now fold over the edges



to roll up the crepe.



Top with additional blueberries and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Yum. Yum. Yum.



Unfortunately, I can't get the linky to work, so head on over to Kristen's to see all kinds of great peanut butter and jelly combos!

One year ago: Cherry Coffeecake
Two years ago: Shrimp Melts
Three years ago: Carrot Cake

Find more great recipes at It's a Keeper, Full Plate Thursday and Sweet Treats Thursday, Sweet Tooth Friday, Foodie Friday, Food on Fridays, Friday Food, Feed Your Soul, Foodie Frrrrrrriday, Ingredient Spotlight.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Crepes

4 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. butter, cut into 12 cubes
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup raspberry jam (or your favorite kind)
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
Powdered sugar, for dusting

In a blender, combine the eggs, milk, flour, sugar, and salt. Blend until the mixture forms a smooth batter. Preheat a 10-inch nonstick crepe pan or skillet over medium-low heat. Melt 1 cube of butter in the pan. Add 1/4 cup of batter and quickly tilt the pan to form an even coating of batter on the bottom of the pan. Cook until set and slightly browned, about 1 minute. Carefully loosen the sides and gently flip the crepe over. Cook for 1 minute. Repeat with the remaining butter and batter.

Add 1 tablespoon of peanut butter to each crepe and spread down the middle of the crepes. Spread 1 to 2 teaspoons of jam over the peanut butter. Line 5 to 6 blueberries along the center of each crepe. Fold the edges into the center. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Cut each crepe in half horizontally and arrange on a platter. Dust with powdered sugar and serve. Makes 4-6 servings.

12 comments:

  1. Those look so good; like fancy sandwiches. I'd love 1...or 4...or more :-)

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  2. So ♥ crêpes! (I can never say that word without hearing Julia Childs pronounce it with a short "e"...) So glad I inherited Auntie's retro electric crêpe-maker.

    Your recipe looks to be the perfect vehicle for my Peanut Butter Cream Cheese. I happen to have a smidge leftover, so I'll have to try it...

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  3. Yum! I need to make some crepes soon! These sounds delicious! Love the addition of blueberries - I can only imagine how good this dish is! Happy to be your newest follower!

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  4. What a great recipe! The blueberries are the perfect addition. Love it!

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  5. Oh my goodness to these look amazing!!! I will definitely be making these in the near future.

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  6. Sara...what an elegant way to present peanut butter and jelly! I LOVE crepes and I can't wait to try this recipe soon! : )

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  7. Wow I really thought making crepes would be alot harder. Now I've gotta try to make some! Love this idea. I think I'm having crepes for lunch :)

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  8. I just love Crepes and never thought of adding Peanut Butter and Jelly, awesome idea! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. Talking of peanut butter jelly, you might like this quote. Janet Evanovich Quote

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  10. I love how they look, nothing like deliciously filled crepes

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  11. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great week end and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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