Crêpes with "Moon of the Faithful" Syrup
Cuisine: Sicilian
Author: Clifford A. Wright
Prep time: 2 hours
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 2 hours 35 mins
In Italian, crêpes are called crispelle, and this Sicilian dessert is perfect for those summer fruit that make the syrup--peaches, nectarines, and apricots.
  • For the syrup
  • 3 large ripe peaches
  • 3 large ripe nectarines
  • 6 ripe apricots
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • For the crêpes
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon unsalted butter or as needed
  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil over high heat. Plunge the fruits into the boiling water for 2 minutes to remove their skins. Drain, peel off their skin and pit them and chop.
  2. Place the fruit, sugar, water and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat and cook 35 minutes. Let cool in the saucepan and when it is completely cooled store in bottles or containers in the refrigerator.
  3. In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, and salt together. Break the eggs into another bowl or measuring cup and beat. Pour the milk in with the eggs and beat again. Pour the eggs and milk into the flour and stir vigorously until it is smooth and thin.
  4. In a medium nonstick skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over high heat, coating the bottom of the pan. Pour in a ladleful of batter, turning the pan rapidly in a circular motion so the bottom of the pan is coated and the batter very thin. After about a minute, lift the edge of the crêpe and flip and continue cooking until golden in less than a minute. Set each crêpe aside as you finish cooking them.
  5. Fold the crêpes in quarters, stuffed with cut-up raw fruit if you like, or just plain, and spoon the syrup on top. Store remaining syrup.
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