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Oh Crepe: Dark Chocolate, Berry Compote, Whipped Cream Crepes

February 12, 2018

Dark Chocolate Berry Compote Whipped Cream Crepes

This year Mardi Gras & Valentine’s Day are right on top of each other and this recipe is perfect for both. I was originally going for purple berries and gold crepes for Mardi Gras, then I remembered how perfect berries & dark chocolate are for Valentine’s Day. For whatever day you make it, these treats bring the sweet.

Dark Chocolate Berry Compote Whipped Cream Crepes

For the actual crepe part, I used the same recipe from the savory crepes. Because these crepes will be overstuffed, I just used more batter per crepe to make them thicker. I used more sugar in the berry compote than a normal recipe to get a jammy texture & nixed vanilla extract in the whipped cream to get it a pure white and to not compete with the sweet compote.

Frozen Berry Compote

2 cups frozen mixed berries
1 cup sugar
zest & juice of 1 lemon

Simmer the berries, sugar, lemon juice & zest in a large saucepan over low-medium heat for ~10 minutes. Simmer longer if you want a thicker spread.

Homemade Whipped Cream

1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 T sugar

Chill your metal mixing bowl and whisk 30 minutes prior to making whipped cream. Whip the heavy whipping cream and sugar until soft peaks form.

Dark Chocolate Berry Compote Whipped Cream Crepes

Now to assemble! Spread a generous amount of whipped cream over each crepe, cover in compote, and fold. Drizzle some melted dark chocolate on top and finish off with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

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My Fatty Tuesday is looking quite a bit fattier. These just might replace our usual Sunday brunch pancakes. How do you guys celebrate Mardi Gras?

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