Blueberry Cream Cheese Blintzes

Blueberry Cream Cheese BlintzesCream cheese and blueberries make a wonderful combination.  This is a very simple, easy-to-make dessert and yet can be elegant and delicious.

For the crêpes

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pinch salt

  1. Sift the flour into a medium bowl.  Make a well in the center.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, and salt.  Add to the flour and whip to a smooth batter.  Refrigerate the batter for two hours.
  3. Heat a nine-inch crêpe pan on medium high heat.  Brush with butter.
  4. Measure batter into the hot pan.  Immediately tilt and rotate the pan so that the batter covers the bottom of the pan in a thin layer.
  5. Cook until bubbles appear and the bottom of the crêpe is a nice even, golden brown.
  6. Use a pallet knife or thin, sturdy spatula to turn the crêpe.  Cook the second side only it is a blonde color, not as dark as the first side.
  7. Remove the crêpe to a sheet of parchment paper or waxed paper and repeat with the rest of the batter.

For the cream cheese filling

12 ounces cream cheese
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg yolk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. With an electric mixer, blend all ingredients together until smooth.

For the blueberry sauce

You can make your blueberry sauce in one of two ways:

Blueberry Sauce 1:

Mix a handful of fresh or frozen blueberries into warmed raspberry syrup.

Blueberry Sauce 2:

1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1 cup individually frozen blueberries

To assemble your crêpes

  1. Fill your crêpes, folding as desired, with the cream cheese filling.
  2. Spoon lingonberry spread over the crêpes.
  3. Garnish with whipped cream.