Festive Holiday Crepes

Cranberry SauceMy recipes are grain free, refined sugar free, and many are dairy free. Last year at this time I was really disappointed as I felt there was really nothing I could eat. I am always doing research on new ingredients. Then there are hours of experimentation. When I first went grain free I couldn’t find many tasty recipes online. I found a ton of gluten free ones. All grain free recipes are gluten free, but not all gluten free recipes are grain free. When I didn’t find tasty recipes I decided to create my own. I have written recipes for over 30 years but now they are grain free etc.

I have been busy trying to write cookie recipes and recipes for Santa Lucia. A Scandinavian holiday. As we get closer to the holiday I will tell more about the holiday. My cold is still in the beginning stages. I don’t feel very motivated when I am sick. I hope I have more energy and motivation tomorrow. I am hoping to make several different Christmas cookies tomorrow.

There was snow again this morning. But by noon it was all clear but cold. I am hoping that the snow will stick and stay around a little longer. I am sure as winter goes on I will get tired of the snow and of shoveling it or having my son shovel it.

I made cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. I had some cranberry sauce leftover and wanted to use it up. I started thinking how could I use it in a new and unique way. What about using it in some kind of breakfast dish. Then I thought what about using it in one of my crepe recipes. These crepes would be a perfect dish to add to your Santa Lucia (Sankta Lucia breakfast at home). Would these be traditional for Santa Lucia? No. But while not traditional I think they would be beautiful and maybe a new twist.

They would also be wonderful and delicious for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning. These are not only beautiful but tasty. There are several layers of texture in this dish. The pears are slightly soft, the cranberries are a little tart and sweet, then lastly the crunch of the pomegranate seeds.

* Disclaimer: I have received no remuneration or free product of any kind for my opinion on specific items in this blog post. These are my own unbiased personal thoughts, experiences, opinions, feelings and have not been influenced in any way (except by my own taste buds).

This recipe uses the ISI Whipper .  It is a professional device that creates foam and whipped cream using pressure and gas. It is the homemakers aerosol whipping cream device. I have had mine for over 15 years I may have even had it for over 20 I just can’t remember exactly. I have used this device over the years to create whipped cream for Christmas desserts, birthday parties, and special events.

Notes: Please use my recipe for cranberry sauce in this recipe.

Nutritional Facts are listed below.

1 recipe Sweet Dessert Crepes

2 pears thinly sliced

1/2 cup cranberry sauce (leftover from Thanksgiving)

1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

1 1/2 cup whipped cream

pinches of cinnamon

pinches of coconut sugar

For Decoration

sprigs of rosemary (don’t eat)

pomegranate nonpareils

Make crepes and set aside. Heat a small amount of oil in a frying pan. Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of coconut sugar over each pear slice.  When the pan is hot fry up the slices of pear. Slice pomegranate in half. Get a bowl and place the pomegranate seeds inside. There are many various ways to get the seeds out. Some suggest hitting the back of the pomegranate with a wooden spoon over a bowl and allow seeds to fall into the bowl.

Put Crepes together. Place 2-3 thin slices of pears inside a crepe. Place 1 – 1 1/2 teaspoon of cranberry sauce on top of the pears. (I used my ISI whipper to make homemade whipped cream and spray it out in a decorative design.) Spray whipped cream inside the crepe. Toss some pomegranate inside the crepe. Roll up. Spray a small circle of whipped cream. Decorate with rosemary sprigs and pomegranate seeds.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 16.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 174
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12 g 18 %
Saturated Fat 8 g 41 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 110 mg 37 %
Sodium 61 mg 3 %
Potassium 111 mg 3 %
Total Carbohydrate 13 g 4 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 7 %
Sugars 7 g
Protein 4 g 8 %
Vitamin A 4 %
Vitamin C 15 %
Calcium 7 %
Iron 5 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diets to your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA

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