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Blueberry Blintzes

Blueberry Blintzes

I have been seeing blintzes around the food blogging sphere for a while and I had been wanting to try them. From the recipes that I found blintzes are essentially a crepe wrapped around a cheese filling and covered with a sauce. I had been wanting to try making blueberry blintzes and this weekend the farmers market was full of the local blueberries. What better way to kick off blueberry season? After looking at a bunch of recipes I came up with this one. I used my standard crepe recipe and I went with a combination of cream cheese and cottage cheese for the cheese filling. I really like the combination of blueberries and maple syrup and I could not resist adding some maple syrup to the blueberry sauce. The blintzes took a bit of time to make but they were well worth it. The blueberry blintzes were so good! The warm cheese filling was a nice combination of sweet and tangy and it went well with the maple blueberry sauce. The blintzes were a perfect weekend breakfast.

Blueberry Blintzes


Makes 4 blintzes.

Ingredients:
crepes
cheese filling
blueberry sauce
1 tablespoon butter

Directions:
1. Place 1/4 cup of the cheese filling into a crepe an wrap it like a burrito.
2. Melt the butter in a pan.
3. Add the blintzes, seem side down, and cook until golden brown on top and bottom turning once.
4. Serve the blintzes with blueberry sauce on top.

Cheese Filling


Ingredients:
1 cup cottage cheese
1 4 ounce package cream cheese (softened)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

Directions:
1. Mix everything.

Blueberry Sauce


Ingredients:
1 cup blueberries
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

Directions:
1. Mix the cornstarch into the water.
2. Simmer everything in a sauce pan for 5 minutes.

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59 comments:

OhioMom said...

OMG the food critic would think he had died and gone to heaven with a breakfast like this, those are just marvelous!

Sylvia said...

Is such a creative way to make blinis.I imagine a fabulous breakfast with those delicous

Katrina said...

Yum!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I really believe you, I'm sure they were good and perfect for breakfast. Just look at that filling!

Adrienne said...

Love the new banner!

Rosie said...

Serious drooling going on here viewing your blinis - amazing Kevin!

Rosie x

Andreea said...

oh these looks sinfully delcious.

Jeanine said...

Oh yum! Blueberry over a cheese filling with lemon zest in it. Sounds fantastic! That would be an awesome breakfast (or lunch or supper). :)

Jan said...

Fantastic! Looks amazing Kevin.

Cheryl said...

Those look amazing Kevin! I really like the addition of cream cheese!

Meghan said...

YUM!
these look fantastic...and the picture is really good, Kevin!

noble pig said...

I grew up on these! Thanks for the memory!

VeggieGirl said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Gracious. **faints after seeing just how gorgeous and luscious those blintzes look**

Deborah said...

I've only had blintzes at restaurants, but I'm thinking I should try to make them at home now! And that blueberry sauce would go well with pancakes or waffles, too.

Psychgrad said...

Oh no...posts like this make me think it's time to go home and get blintzes from my mom or grandmother.

Pam said...

Beautiful! I am sure those tasted amazing. Nice photos too.

Corinne said...

Whenever I see blintzes on a menu I order them! These look great Kevin.

Lida said...

Aaaargh, I'm so mad to be missing the blueberry season. :(
but those blinzes sound amazing... i can just imagine the berries oozing out and staining that creamy cheese filling (love cottage cheese)purple.

Sandie said...

What lovely photos! Seriously, if these blueberry blintzes taste half as good as they look in this post, you've got a prize-winning recipe on your hands!

Melanie said...

Wow, these look amazing! I have some blueberries to use up...this looks like the perfect recipe.

Manggy said...

That is too gorgeous for words. Awesome. AND I have a pound of cream cheese that needs using! Excellent! :D

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

I want one of these right now! I'm looking at my coffee and banana and just thinking, what the heck? ;)

Alexa said...

This is such a wonderful brunch dish, makes me wish it were Sunday all over again. They look and must taste delicious. The maple syrup must add a nice little note to the fruity flavor of those berries. By the way, your picture is lovely, Kevin.

cindy* said...

these look so good kevin! i love the combination of blintzes with blueberries. yum!

Cathy C said...

You are a man after my own heart!! Being raised in a Jewish home this "was" a staple for breakfast on Sunday mornings - It has been at least 25 years since I last ate them. I must admit that we cheated and bought them from the local Deli but cheaters no more I will try them at home.

Cheers
Cathy

Adam said...

That's almost exactly how my grandmother makes them. Totally delicious, dude. I love the cream filling and the blueberries look amazing.

Lisa said...

What's not to like about these?! I've been away from my food blog browsing habit this past little bit and am now catching up on your delicious creations. Your blog makes me hungry even when I didn't think I was.

Lisa said...

Great breakfast! Love those fresh blueberries.

Esi said...

Delish! I have never had a blintz before. These look fantastic.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

What gorgeous photos- your best yet! And what a nice way to get one's antioxidants ;)

Grace said...

blueberries are beautiful and delicious and healthy and i really think they may be nature's perfect food. great dish, kevin. :)

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Blinis...just the name sounds like so much fun! What a great dessert for a party!

Sweet Bird said...

Oh my god, I so wish I could bring myself to buy blueberries right now. $7 a pint is just too rich for my blood...

I'm incredibly jealous of your berry.

Kim said...

Kevin, you outdid yourself on these. They are the most fabulous blintzes I have seen. Wish I had a taste.

HoneyB said...

Loving the photo of the blueberries....but, you know, I love berries! Looks delish!

Debbie said...

I have never made blintzes but now is the time for me to try since I have so many blueberries...something different for me and they look delicious!

maybelles parents said...

delicious. and great pictures.

Jan said...

Wow, Kevin, they look to die for!

glamah16 said...

I havent had a Blintz in years! These look amazing.

Lina said...

ohhhhhh gorgeous!

Elle said...

Gorgeous photos and I love your new header! My gosh, these look amazing, Kevin!

Darius T. Williams said...

This is SUCH a great way to eat blueberries!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

TBC said...

That looks spectacular, Kevin!
I love the combination of blueberries and lemon.

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

I cannot keep up with you Kevin...you produce these fabulous dishes at such a speed!!!!!The blintzes is a delight!

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

lovely! I like the blueberries photo!

Amber said...

I love blintz's. Really love them. Now I can add...or breakfast. See the post for your Tilapia.

Jeena said...

This is what I would get served in a restaurant Kevin, it looks terific!

noobcook said...

I'm enjoying the blueberry season too with the cheaper prices. This dessert looks perfect, and i love the last photo of the blueberries, it looks very arty!

Olga said...

Delicious! My mom (we are Russian) would make blintses on Sundays. And sometimes we would actually put chili with sourcream and cheese inside :)

oneshotbeyond said...

what a thing to share on a morning where plain oatmeal is all that's ahead of me...YIKES...they look good.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I'm not sure how I'd entirely forgotten about blintzes, but I'm glad you reminded me! I'll have to add this to the weekend breakfast lineup--it looks great!

Bobby said...

omg this sounds so good. Great photo... I need one of these right now.

Pam said...

Oh my gosh! Kevin you have outdone yourself!

Jeanne said...

Oh... I think I've jsut found a way of getting my daily quote of blueberries. This looks fantastic - both taste-wise and aesthetically.

Bellini Valli said...

I have had a blintz recipe bookmarked for my Sakskatoon berries but you beat me to the punch Kevin...they just look so good:D

Helene said...

With this recipe there is too many I want to try from your site. I never made or eaten Blintzes before but I am sure that I would enjoy with my fresh blueberries.

Jaime said...

mmmm i love blintzes... this would be good w/cherries too!

kamailesfood said...

These look fabulous! I love your directions! :) Short and to the point.

Harry and Eddie said...

I'm getting blueberries the next trip to the store so I can try these. When I was a kid, I'd sit at the kitchen counter as Mom cooked up big batches of the blintz crepes. As each one was finished, she'd slam the pan on a towel covered spot on the counter to release it. I'd steal one every so often, but I think she knew what I was up to, but as I was a poor eater, I don't think she minded. BTW: hers were only cooked on one side. The cooked side was filled and the uncooked side would then be fried.

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