Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ginger Pear Crepes

I really am being a negligent blogger these days. Things are so busy between prepping for classes, trying to research and write, run a small bakery, and look after 3 kids! Anyway, this is the dessert I made for my date night with Vegan Mom on Sunday. The inspiration comes from the latest issue of Food and Drink. The original recipe has apples and I had every intention of the following/veganizing the recipe, but when I went to make it I could not find the magazine anywhere. Then I noticed that we had a bunch of pears that needed to to be eaten up. I think this recipe could benefit from a few splashes of liquor, but I am not sure what kind (any ideas, Celine?).

Makes 10 crepes
- 1/2 recipes of crepes (should make about ten 6" crepes)
- 8 ripe pears, peeled, cored and diced (I used Bartlett)
- 1/4 cup margarine
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- few splashes of water
- 1 recipe vegan cream, or soy yogurt

1. Make crepes and set aside, stacked on one another.
2. Melt margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Add pears and cook for 3-4 mins, or until they begins to break down a bit. Add sugar and spices and bring to bubbling. Let thicken a bit adding some water if needed. Remove from heat.
3. Place 1/10 of the filling in the centre of a crepe. Fold in half, then in quarters. Press the crepe down a bit to distribute the filling. Top with cream, or yogurt, and serve.


Aimee B. said...

Wow, those crepes look amazing, but everything I've seen you make does! :)

I would suggest some rum...yum!

Vegetation said...

Mmmmm yum! I love ginger (and it sounds awesome in crepes, with that cream!)

shelby said...

Aww, to bad I can't find any organic pears around. These are quite possibly the most perfect breakfast around as I love crepes and pears!

Sharon R said...

Every time I see a crepe recipe it reminds me of my former favorite restaurant chain (The Magic Pan), now closed. I think this time, I'm really going to make the crepes!

Laura said...

Yum! My sweetheart loves dessert crepes, and pears, so I will have to try this.

How about Calvados?

allularpunk said...

crepe making scares me.. but these look yummy enough for me to get over my phobia!

Bianca said...

I wish I could make crepes. I just don't have a decent non-stick skillet. It always sticks. And then I cry.

Anonymous said...

Never apologize and feel guilty about having not enough time...blogging is not suppose to be an obligation but a pleasure!!! by the way, you are very creative...

ClaudiaWR said...

My, my, my... you've really created something I would never imagine could be vegan. Beautiful job!

Soja said...

Looks great, as ever! I'd suggest a calvados too, though I know a lot of brandy isn't vegan, least in Europe, might be different your side of the ocean, newer processes and everything. Vinceremos do/used to sell a delicious organic vegan calvados http://www.vinceremos.co.uk/, guess the shipping would be terrible... very inspiring, :-)