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Strawberry and Mascarpone Crepes with Strawberry Syrup

Strawberry and Mascarpone Crepes with Strawberry Syrup

Next up for the fresh local strawberries that I picked up at the farmers market on the weekend are these strawberry and mascarpone crepes inspired by the latest issue of Food & Drink. You really can't go wrong with strawberries and cream but you can make them even better by wrapping them in warm, light and fluffy crepes. This recipe gets its creamy component from mascarpone and it lightens it up a bit by using half mascarpone and half plain yogurt. Strawberries are mixed in with the cream filling and the crepes are finished off with a drizzle of freshly made strawberry syrup. These crepes make for a really nice weekend breakfast or brunch or even a light weekday meal. I can pretend that it is crepe, no I mean pancake Tuesday. :)

Strawberry and Mascarpone Crepes with Strawberry Syrup

(makes 2-4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
2 cups strawberries (cleaned, hulled and sliced)
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup mascarpone
1/2 cup yogurt
1/4 cup sugar
1 batch crepes
strawberry syrup (see below)

Directions:
1. Mix the strawberries and sugar and let sit for 10 minutes.
2. Mix the mascarpone, yogurt and sugar and let sit for 10 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, make the crepes.
4. Mix the strawberries into the mascarpone.
5. Assemble crepes, top with the strawberry syrup and enjoy.

Strawberry Syrup

A simple syrup is generally made by simmering sugar in water until it dissolves. For a strawberry syrup you simply add some strawberries and simmer until their flavour and colour is taken on by the syrup. If you wanted a light syrup for drinks you would take the mixture off of the heat as soon as the syrup has taken on the strawberries flavour. If you wanted a thicker syrup for say pancakes, or these crepes, you can continue to simmer to reduce the the syrup to the thickness that you desire. If you were making a strawberry syrup for pancakes then you could easily leave the strawberries in the syrup and pour them onto the pancakes as well otherwise you can strain the strawberries from the syrup. If you do strain the strawberries from the syrup, don't just throw them out as they taste great. Just heat them up and serve them over a cool scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Strawberry Syrup

(makes 1 cup)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 pound strawberries (hulled and sliced)
1 1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar

Directions:
1. Simmer the strawberries, water, and sugar in a small sauce pan for 20 minutes. (If you want thicker syrup continue simmering until you get the desired consistency.)
2. Strain the solids out with a fine sieve. (Optional; If you do, retain the strawberries and serve them hot on vanilla ice cream.)
3. Let cool and enjoy.

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Strawberry and Nutella Crepes
Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
Strawberry Shortcake
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25 comments:

Rachael said...

omg, yum! I LOVE mascarpone!

Hollie said...

oh my, that sounds divine.

shannon said...

two of my favorite flavors: mascarpone and strawberry. I like the strawberry syrup recipe!

ladyblueberry48 said...

Looks heavenly! Since I eat low carb, I'm going to make the crepes out of egg whites only and omit the sugar.

Edana said...

Oh. Oh wow. Yum. I want these.

Cooking with Kait said...

This looks wonderful. Great celebration of fresh strawberries.

screwdestiny said...

I like how you often find ways to make your decadent recipes a little bit healthier.

Ivy said...

The crepes sound delicious. We are on the same wave line. Just posted how how to make Greek spoon sweets with strawberries or apricots.

Sweet Harvest said...

Aww, crepes hold a special place in my heart. My mother always prepares a crepe breakfast for my birthday. She always prepares it with fresh fruit and whipped cream (hey, it’s my birthday…whipped cream for breakfast is allowed ;-). I’ve never tried it with marscarpone. Will have to give it a go. Thanks

Joanne said...

I love a good crepe and this one is some kind of amazing. THat mascarpone filling sounds divine.

Twinkle said...

oh wow this looks so good!

bellini valli said...

These would be well worth the effort Kevin:D

robin @ penny pinching provisions said...

These look amazing! Now, I'm craving something sweet...

Jan said...

Yes please I'll have some of those! Fantastic Kevin!

Julie said...

That's just a whole lot of deliciousness right there!

Katrina said...

Those look de-lish, Kevin. I swear I always say the same thing to you. Great photog!

Nina Timm said...

Kevin, this is a trump card I was not expecting. I come here for savory dishes and you pull this trick out your hat.....looks so creamy and dreamy!!!

Claudia said...

You cannot go wrong pairing strawberries and mascarpone. I like the added lightness and tang of yoghurt. The strawberry syrup will be perfect when our strawberries come in....soon.

Mary said...

WOW! That looks incredible!

xxMK
Delightful Bitefuls

Amreen said...

very nice its looking delicious.
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inthewabe said...

This look absolutely divine! You've inspired me to finally try my hand at crepes--I'm amazed with how easy they turned out to be! I used your recipe and made Nutella and banana as well as Nutella and kiwi. Yum! I'm going to have to try these next

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Yum... I would love some of these right now! You can't beat strawberries and mascarpone!

Anonymous said...

This recipe was amazing. They turned out so well! I omitted the sugar and added a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the yogurt/mascarpone mixture and it turned out wonderfully! Thanks for the great recipe!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Another strawberry recipe! Yum yum :)

Amy said...

So easy to make... and so delicious! Excellent for breakfast, dessert after a meal and goes very well with the afternoon coffee;^) Thanks for sharing!!!

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