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Vanilla Apples With Beer Crepes

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Vanilla Apples With Beer Crepes

Crepes are as light as a feather make a super wrap for these fragrant apples.


Vanilla Apples

  • 1.5 kg apples (we used Granny Smith’s)
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod, split


  • 50 grams butter
  • 2 tblsp caster sugar
  • 1¼ cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup beer
  • ¾ cup milk


Vanilla Apples

  1. Peel, core and cut the apples into 2cm dice. Place in a saucepan full of water with the juice of a lemon while preparing so that the apples do not brown. Once all the apples have been prepared, drain off the water.
  2. Add the sugar and the seeds from the split vanilla pod and simmer on a gentle heat until the apples are tender and soft, and the sugar and remaining apple juice has made a delicious syrup. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the pancakes. Cook the butter in a frying pan until lightly browned. Cool. Sift the flour in a bowl and add sugar with a pinch of salt. Make a well in the centre.
  4. Beat the eggs, beer and milk together and using a wooden spoon, gradually pour the egg mixture into the well, gathering the flour in from the outside of the well as you stir. Gradually combine until you have a batter of pouring cream consistency. Beat in the cooled browned butter and cover the batter with a cloth and stand for 20 minutes.
  5. Heat a lightly greased 20cm round pancake pan and pour in ¼ cup lots, rotating the pan as you pour in the batter so that it covers the base evenly. Cook for almost 2 minutes or until the base is well browned, flip the pancake and cook the other side for about 30 seconds or until just browned. Transfer the pancake to a plate and stack the pancakes as you cook them.

To serve

  1. Taking two crepes per person, fold the crepes in half. Place a spoonful of the warm apple on the pancake and fold over so that it makes a triangle shape. Dust with icing sugar and serve with Crème Anglaise (see recipe on ecook website) or whipped cream.

Cooks Tips

If you have more crepes than you require, layer them with baking paper, wrap securely in glad wrap and freeze. They can be easily separated and defrosted.

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