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Cinnamon Crepes with Cream and Apples for the New Year

If you ask him, David will quickly tell you just how much I love to create family traditions. He almost always says it with a hearty laugh or a wryly smile, depending on his mood mostly because he finds it entertaining and endearing...all at once! When we first moved to South Asia as newlyweds in 2015, I started making crepes instead of pancakes on Saturday mornings and since then crepes have been a part of our family’s repertoire. Whether it’s a chilly winter morning or a warm summer evening, crepes are always welcomed in the Davila home!

This year, I’d like to share some of our family’s favorite recipes with each of you starting with our cinnamon crepes stuffed with cream and apples. One batch serves about 6 to 8 and it’s perfect for pairing with your favorite Davila Kafe roast.



2 Tablespoons unsalted butter

⅓ cup Sugar

2 Large eggs

2 Cups whole milk

½ Teaspoon Vanilla extract

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (pre-sifted is my personal favorite!)

1 ½ Teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 Teaspoon baking powder

¼ Teaspoon fine sea salt

Whipped Cream

1 Cup heavy cream

Sautéed Maple Syrup Apples

2 Thinly sliced apples

1 Tablespoon of unsalted butter

2 Tablespoons of pure maple syrup

1 Tablespoon of dark rum (optional)


Step 1

Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.


Step 2

In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs for a minute. Gradually whisk in the milk and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Whisk the flour mixture into the milk mixture until you get a smooth, fluid batter. Then stir in the melted butter.


Step 3

Return the sauté pan to medium-high heat. Spoon 2 tablespoons of batter into the pan, swirling the pan to cover the surface evenly. Cook for a minute or so, until the edges start browning. Lift the edges slightly with a butter knife, then flip the crepe and brown the other side, about 30 seconds.


Step 4

Transfer the crepe to a plate and repeat!


Step 5

In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until it holds soft peaks then place it in the fridge while preparing the sautéed maple syrup apples.


Step 6

Thinly slice two apples, melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add apples; cook, turning once, until golden brown, about 5 minutes total. Stir in syrup, rum, and salt; reduce heat to low. Simmer until apples are soft, about 5 minutes.


Step 7

Your yummy crepes are now ready to be served! You can stuff them alone or have your friends and family join in on the fun. Spoon a tablespoon or so of whipped cream into the center of each crepe, add the sautéed apples, and then fold in half and in half again to form a triangle. Serve with a hot cup of Davila Kafe and enjoy!

- Gaï


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