Crêpes with apples, cinnamon and salted caramel chantilly
On the web, it is very easy to find a recipe for a crêpe batter. But it is almost impossible to find a complete recipe of a good-looking dessert with a crêpe! That’s why I had to come up with a recipe of my own for the Chandeleur/Candlemas on February 2nd, also known as “the day of crêpes” here in France.
I assembled my dessert with sauteed apples with cinnamon (that already sounds fancy by itself), with an insanely delicious salted caramel chantilly cream. I also added fresh apple dice on top to give a different texture.
If you are able to make a caramel, there is nothing particularly difficult in this recipe. I like this dessert because you can prepare all the elements in advance and assemble them when needed in a few seconds!
Note: the caramel decoration looks nothing like what I had in mind, but it doesn’t look bad either. I baked granulated sugar in the oven until it turned brown then covered it with parchment paper until it came back to room temperature. Alternatively, you can just grab a spoonful of caramel (before you add the cream in the recipe) and wave it over a sheet of parchment paper to make a random decoration.
Crêpes with apples, cinnamon and caramel
|1 tablespoon||Unsalted butter|
|1||Granny Smith apple|
|1 tablespoon||Brown sugar|
Salted caramel chantilly cream
|100g||Heavy cream (optional)|
|2 pinches||Fleur de sel (or kosher salt)|