Vanilla-Ricotta Stuffed Crepes with Orange-Maple Syrup {Recipe}

I used to cringe at the idea of making crepes. Every time I read a recipe for them I would just automatically tell myself: “don’t you even think of trying it!” Good news is that I have overcome my fears and now I truly enjoy making crepes.

With that being said, when given the chance to review a crepe recipe from Rocco DiSpirito using one of the new flavors of  Coffee-mate Natural Bliss I literally jumped up and down with excitement.  Not only was I going to be making a new crepe recipe but I would also taste the new low-fat vanilla flavored Natural Bliss creamer. Score!

Rocco’s Vanilla-Ricotta Stuffed Crepes with Orange-Maple Syrup recipe seemed simple enough however when I saw “egg white powder” as the main ingredient for the crepe batter – I was completely thrown off.  Please, bare with me, this was a new ingredient for me!

Unfortunately for me, using egg white powder proved to be quite the challenge, to such a point that I was not successful.

I did prepare Rocco’s recipe, which is not only delicious but healthy, just with certain slight variations.  As in his original recipe the addition of the Natural Bliss Low-fat Vanilla creamer was perfect in the batter and filling. It paired beautifully with the flavor of the orange zest.

Here is my adaptation of  Rocco’s wonderful crepe recipe.

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Vanilla-Ricotta Stuffed Crepes with Orange-Maple Syrup

Crepes
4 tbsp of Coffee-mate Natural Bliss Low-fat Vanilla
2 egg whites + 1 egg yolk

Filling
8oz  light ricotta cheese
5 tsp Coffee-mate Natural Bliss Low-fat Vanilla
1 tsp orange zest

Orange-Maple Syrup
1/2 cup calorie free pancake syrup
1 navel orange – zest removed and peeled

1. Pour 4tbsp of Natural Bliss creamer in a small bowl whisk in two egg whites and one yolk until combined.  Set aside.
2. In another bowl mix ricotta cheese, 5 tsp of creamer, 1 tsp orange zest; set aside.
3. Using a pairing knife, cut orange sections.
4. In a small bowl, place sections in syrup with about 1 tsp of orange zest. Place bowl in microwave for about 2 min.
5. Spray nonstick skillet with cooking spray place over medium heat. Pour one-fourth of egg batter, swirling pan to make sure the entire bottom of pan is covered with batter.  Cook until bottom has set and edges are browned. Continue until all crepes have been cooked.
6. Place a dollop of ricotta mixture in center of crepe, spreading it evenly across crepe. Fold sides. Pour orange maple syrup on top.

Serve immediately.

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13 Comments

  • June 27, 2012

    Ratna

    Oh wow— yum! Wow— had no idea I could do it either??? I love crepes- loved them as lunch or sweet – sweet or savory, rather when I lived in Europe and I gotta say you could really do some things with the crepes- sweet or savory or BOTH ;_) Thanks!

  • June 27, 2012

    taradara

    yum … that is all.

  • Sounds very yummy! And I love the idea of using the Coffee-mate Natural Bliss in a recipe!

  • July 4, 2012

    dailycurlz

    yum yum…

  • July 4, 2012

    Kelly

    Absolutely delish!

  • July 4, 2012

    Nina

    Yum!!! Can’t wait to try this!

  • July 5, 2012

    Sara

    These look amazing! I had to pin it so I can make it sometime!

  • July 5, 2012

    Ashley

    Yummy!

  • July 5, 2012

    Sujeiry

    I’ve never had a crepe. Actually, I wasn’t even sure what it was or how to make one until now. Will be trying out this recipe!

  • July 5, 2012

    Marissa

    It sounds like something I can even accomplish. Definitely looks yummy and the creamers are on sale at my local grocery store 🙂
    Marissa

  • July 5, 2012

    jenn

    Oh wow, this looks so yummy, I wonder if I could pull it off?

  • I am also afraid to try to make crepes!

  • July 7, 2012

    Karina

    Such a yummy recipe! I can not wait to try and make it myself!!! Om,nom, nom! Thank you for sharing!!