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
- 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)
- Mix the strawberries and sugar and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Mix the mascarpone, yogurt and sugar and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, make the crepes.
- Mix the strawberries into the mascarpone.
- Assemble crepes, top with the strawberry syrup and enjoy.
- 1 pound strawberries (hulled and sliced)
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 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.)
- Strain the solids out with a fine sieve. (Optional; If you do, retain the strawberries and serve them hot on vanilla ice cream.)
- Let cool and enjoy.
omg, yum! I LOVE mascarpone!
oh my, that sounds divine.
two of my favorite flavors: mascarpone and strawberry. I like the strawberry syrup recipe!
Looks heavenly! Since I eat low carb, I'm going to make the crepes out of egg whites only and omit the sugar.
Oh. Oh wow. Yum. I want these.
Cooking with Kait says
This looks wonderful. Great celebration of fresh strawberries.
I like how you often find ways to make your decadent recipes a little bit healthier.
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 says
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
I love a good crepe and this one is some kind of amazing. THat mascarpone filling sounds divine.
oh wow this looks so good!
bellini valli says
These would be well worth the effort Kevin:D
robin @ penny pinching provisions says
These look amazing! Now, I'm craving something sweet…
Yes please I'll have some of those! Fantastic Kevin!
That's just a whole lot of deliciousness right there!
Those look de-lish, Kevin. I swear I always say the same thing to you. Great photog!
Nina Timm says
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!!!
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.
WOW! That looks incredible!
very nice its looking delicious.
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 says
Yum… I would love some of these right now! You can't beat strawberries and mascarpone!
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] says
Another strawberry recipe! Yum yum 🙂
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!!!
Kevin, once again you have outdone yourself!