BLUEBERRY CHEESE BLINTZES

What’s better than eating dessert first? How about eating dessert for dinner? That’s what we did with this dish, which can be justified (kind of) if you consider that ricotta and cream cheese figure prominently in the recipe. I love spoiling my guys 🙂

CREPES:

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1-1/2 tbsp granulated white sugar

2 eggs

3/4 cup milk

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

pinch sea salt

1 tbsp + 1 tsp unsalted butter, melted

non-stick cooking spray

FILLING:

1-3/4 cups part-skim milk ricotta cheese

4 oz light cream cheese, softened

1 egg

1/3 cup granulated white sugar

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen, divided (1-1/2 cups for filling, 1/2 cup for topping)

BLUEBERRY SYRUP:

3/4 cup blueberry jam

1/4 cup hot water

1) CREPES: To medium bowl, add flour and sugar; beat in eggs, milk, vanilla extract, salt, and melted butter; refrigerate 1 hour;

2) FILLING: To medium bowl, add all filling ingredients except blueberries and beat until smooth; refrigerate

3) Preheat oven to 375 degrees

4) CREPES: Heat large skillet over medium heat and lightly spray with cooking spray; pour enough batter into skillet to make a 6″ diameter crepe; cook 1-2 minutes each side until lightly golden; remove from skillet with spatula and set aside; make remaining crepes in same manner (you should be able to make 12-16 crepes)

5) Lightly oil an 11×7 baking dish

6) Set aside 1 cup of filling (to be used as topping); divide remaining filling between crepes, spooning approximately 2 tbsp of filling down center of each crepe; set aside 1/2 cup blueberries (to be used as topping); divide remaining 1-1/2 cups of blueberries between crepes, spooning approximately 1 tbsp blueberries over filling of each crepe; roll crepes and place seam side down in baking dish

7) Spoon reserved filling down center of crepes, followed by reserved blueberries

8) BLUEBERRY SYRUP: Mix blueberry jam and hot water until smooth; pour over crepes; bake crepes in oven 25-30 minutes; ring the dinner bell!

Servings: 4-6

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7 thoughts on “BLUEBERRY CHEESE BLINTZES

  1. Teresa says:

    You’re in the wrong field! You should be on one of those TV shows like Paula Deen with all your beautiful creations! This looks wonderful. I bet it tastes great too.

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  3. tonettejoyce says:

    It never occurred to me how easily I could make a ‘syrup’ out of jam! Simple, but perfect! Sometimes,it is the simplist thinkgs that make the biggest impression.Thanks!

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