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.
- 4 crepes
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Place 1/4 cup of the cheese filling into a crepe an wrap it like a burrito.
- Melt the butter in a pan.
- Add the blintzes, seem side down, and cook until golden brown on top and bottom turning once.
- Serve the blintzes with blueberry sauce on top.
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 1 4 ounce package cream cheese (softened)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- Mix everything.
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
- Mix the cornstarch into the water.
- Simmer everything in a sauce pan for 5 minutes.
OMG the food critic would think he had died and gone to heaven with a breakfast like this, those are just marvelous!
Is such a creative way to make blinis.I imagine a fabulous breakfast with those delicous
Clumbsy Cookie says
I really believe you, I’m sure they were good and perfect for breakfast. Just look at that filling!
Love the new banner!
Serious drooling going on here viewing your blinis – amazing Kevin!
oh these looks sinfully delcious.
Oh yum! Blueberry over a cheese filling with lemon zest in it. Sounds fantastic! That would be an awesome breakfast (or lunch or supper). 🙂
Fantastic! Looks amazing Kevin.
Those look amazing Kevin! I really like the addition of cream cheese!
these look fantastic…and the picture is really good, Kevin!
noble pig says
I grew up on these! Thanks for the memory!
Oh. My. Goodness. Gracious. **faints after seeing just how gorgeous and luscious those blintzes look**
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.
Oh no…posts like this make me think it’s time to go home and get blintzes from my mom or grandmother.
Beautiful! I am sure those tasted amazing. Nice photos too.
Whenever I see blintzes on a menu I order them! These look great Kevin.
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.
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!
Wow, these look amazing! I have some blueberries to use up…this looks like the perfect recipe.
That is too gorgeous for words. Awesome. AND I have a pound of cream cheese that needs using! Excellent! 😀
[eatingclub] vancouver || js says
I want one of these right now! I’m looking at my coffee and banana and just thinking, what the heck? 😉
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.
these look so good kevin! i love the combination of blintzes with blueberries. yum!
Cathy C says
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.
That’s almost exactly how my grandmother makes them. Totally delicious, dude. I love the cream filling and the blueberries look amazing.
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.
Great breakfast! Love those fresh blueberries.
Delish! I have never had a blintz before. These look fantastic.
Laura @ Hungry and Frozen says
What gorgeous photos- your best yet! And what a nice way to get one’s antioxidants 😉
blueberries are beautiful and delicious and healthy and i really think they may be nature’s perfect food. great dish, kevin. 🙂
My Sweet & Saucy says
Blinis…just the name sounds like so much fun! What a great dessert for a party!
Sweet Bird says
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.
Kevin, you outdid yourself on these. They are the most fabulous blintzes I have seen. Wish I had a taste.
Loving the photo of the blueberries….but, you know, I love berries! Looks delish!
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 says
delicious. and great pictures.
Wow, Kevin, they look to die for!
I havent had a Blintz in years! These look amazing.
Gorgeous photos and I love your new header! My gosh, these look amazing, Kevin!
Darius T. Williams says
This is SUCH a great way to eat blueberries!
That looks spectacular, Kevin!
I love the combination of blueberries and lemon.
Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) says
I cannot keep up with you Kevin…you produce these fabulous dishes at such a speed!!!!!The blintzes is a delight!
Mrs Ergül says
lovely! I like the blueberries photo!
I love blintz’s. Really love them. Now I can add…or breakfast. See the post for your Tilapia.
This is what I would get served in a restaurant Kevin, it looks terific!
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!
Delicious! My mom (we are Russian) would make blintses on Sundays. And sometimes we would actually put chili with sourcream and cheese inside 🙂
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 says
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!
omg this sounds so good. Great photo… I need one of these right now.
Oh my gosh! Kevin you have outdone yourself!
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 says
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
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.
mmmm i love blintzes… this would be good w/cherries too!
These look fabulous! I love your directions! 🙂 Short and to the point.
Harry and Eddie says
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.
Oxana Langley says
Blini is a staple for me. We have a couple Crepes restaurants here. I love this recipe and I have my tweaks of adding pure cocoa powder and raw honey and a scoop of NAKED grass-fed whey PROTEIN POWDER. definitely one for the books and internet.