I picture this heavenly treat being served at brunch, that someone else makes for me and I just show up donning a bottle of champagne…Any takers? My invite door is always open.
This perfect fall/winter Ambrosia Apple wearing crepe comes from Chef Dale Levitski of Sprout Restaurant in the Windy City of Chicago. Chef Dale also added to his title Runner-up of Bravo’s Top Chef, season 3. I think you’ll agree that with this recipe, he has 1st place in our sweet little hearts.
Ambrosia Taffy Apple Crepes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 3 to 4
Items needed for cooking:
· 2 Small to medium (9 inch) non-stick skillets
· Parchment paper
· 3 cups whole milk
· 2 large eggs
· 1 cup all purpose flour
· 1 tbls sugar
· 1 tsp vanilla extract
· 1 tsp ground cinnamon
· 1 pinch of ground ginger
· ½ tsp butter (or non-stick spray)
· 1 pinch of salt
· 4 medium ambrosia apples (cored and diced)
· 1 ¼ cup cider vinegar
· 2 tbls unsalted butter
· 1 tbls sugar
· 1 ½ cup caramel topping
· Pinch of salt and pepper
· Add milk, eggs, flour, sugar, vanilla cinnamon, ginger and salt in a blender.
· Blend for 1 minute and set aside.
· Heat skillet on medium.
· Melt the butter (or use non-stick spray) to season the skillet.
· Pour 1 ½ oz. of the crepe batter in the skillet.
· Swirl to coat the pan for 30 seconds to a minute and flip with spatula.
· Cook for another 30 seconds.
· Place the crepe on a piece of parchment paper.
· Repeat the process layering each crepe with parchment paper.
· Set crepes aside.
· Wipe out the same sauce pan and return to medium-high heat.
· Melt the butter.
· Add the apples, sugar, salt and pepper.
· Sauté for 2 minutes.
· Add the cider vinegar to de-glaze the apples.
· Fold in the caramel sauce.
· Cook until mixture is incorporated. Remove from heat.
· In a separate skillet, melt a tsp of butter over medium heat.
· Take a crepe and fold into quarters.
· Place the folded crepe into the skillet and sauté to lightly crisp it. Remove from heat and place on plate.
· Repeat process with 4 crepes per plate.
· Garnish with candied fruit, nuts or whip cream.
· Extra crepes can be wrapped and frozen for 1 month.
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