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Dessert Crepes with Sweet Ricotta Cream and Strawberries

If you’ve been reading Two Lazy Gourmets for a while you might have noticed that I LOVE TO MAKE CREPES! (Ever since I got a new crepe pan for my birthday, I can’t stop making crepes.)

Yes, crepe-making is not necessarily a lazy process, but if you’ve never made them before you might be surprised by how simple the technique is. You can read how I do it here.

Today’s recipe is for dessert crepes, a change from my usual savory preference.

Crepes filled with strawberries and sweet ricotta cream

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These dessert crepes with sweet, fresh filling are ridiculously easy and incredibly delicious.

The ricotta cream and strawberries can both be prepared in advance, to make serving time a breeze. Y

ou can fill and fold the crepes yourself or just set out the ingredients and let guests fix their own.

And, of course, you can use any soft fruit in place of the strawberries (if the fruit is sweet enough you can skip the sugar step).

dessert crêpes wtih ricotta and strawberry filling

Dessert Crepe Filling with Sweet Ricotta Cream and Strawberries

Robin Donovan
This sweet, fresh filling is ridiculously easy and incredibly delicious. The ricotta cream and strawberries can both be prepared in advance, to make serving time a breeze.
4.29 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Additional Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert Recipes
Cuisine French
Calories 91 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • pounds strawberries hulled and sliced (about 4½ cups)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar divided
  • 1 cup 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • [8-10 crepes]

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, mix strawberries and 1 tablespoon of the sugar. Let stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally, until strawberries have softened and become juicy, at least 1 hour.
  • In a separate bowl, mix ricotta, cream, and the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  • Divide ricotta cream and strawberries among the crepes (adjusting quantities to your taste) and roll up or fold.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 91kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 27mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7g
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By on February 27th, 2012

ABOUT ROBIN DONOVAN

Hi, I’m Robin! I am a full-time food blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. I spend my days cooking, writing about, and photographing food.

I’m the author of more than 50 cookbooks, including Ramen for Beginners5 Ingredient Cooking for TwoSushi at HomeThe Baking Cookbook for Teens, and the bestselling Campfire Cuisine.

My food writing has also been featured in major print and online pubications including Cooking Light, Fitness, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, and others. → More about Robin

6 thoughts on “Dessert Crepes with Sweet Ricotta Cream and Strawberries”

  1. this is going on my must-do list for this weekend, juliana. especially since i’ll have leftover ricotta from making calzones, and got strawberries from the farmers market today.

    thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Im going to a huge Easter celebration at my sisters, soon to in-laws. I was struggling over what to bring besides flowers and wine, as the host requested nothing at all. At work, earlier this week I saw a chef making stuffed strawberries, using ricotta cheese. I couldn’t remember what else bt the time I got home. So I searched and found your ridiculously amazing recipe. I’m going to use your crepe filling to stuff the strawberries. Wish me luck! I’m sure it’s going to be delightful. Thank you for your help.

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  3. Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to serve this filling over baked pancakes at a brunch with family today after church. I can’t wait for everyone to try it!

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    • Everyone loved this filling. It’s not too cheesy and not too sweet. I’m leaving out the strawberries this time and using a fruit whiskey compote recipe I created. I’m actually making the filling again this wknd for brunch because my family requested it again. 🙂 Thanks again for the recipe. Perfect filling!

      Reply

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