Oma's Crepes Recipe with Cherries
➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
This crepes recipe, aka Crepeauflauf mit Kirschen, is one of the great brunch menu ideas that's so special yet easy to make. An auflauf is traditionally like a bread pudding consistency, yet the translated word is "casserole".
Even though I wouldn't call this a crepe casserole, it's a combination of crepes cut into strips, jarred sour cherries, and a batter that includes Kefir, a pro-biotic fermented milk drink.
Kefir is available in most health food stores as well as many supermarkets. Not only healthy, but delicious as well!
For the full list of ingredients & detailed instructions, see the recipe card at the end of this post. But before you scroll, there’s important & interesting stuff to know right below.
To make this cherry recipe, you can make the crepes the day before and then just put it together the day you need it. Pop it into the oven and serve about 40 minutes later.
Even though I make sure the cherries have been pitted, I always warn my guests (and family) when making this crepes recipe to be careful
in case one pit has been overlooked.
If you use jarred (or canned)
cherries frequently, keep track of the brand names. You will find that
some brands are more susceptible to having occasional un-pitted cherries
slip through than others.
Could you use other fruits beside cherries?
I would think so. But, I just love cherries, so this recipe has yet to
be altered by me. If you try something else, do let me know how it turns
Ready to make these Crepes with Cherries?
Oma's Crepes with Cherries
This crepes recipe, aka Crepeauflauf mit Kirschen, is one of the great brunch menu ideas that's so special yet easy to make. An auflauf is traditionally like a bread pudding. Make the crepes the day before if you wish and then just put it together the day you need it. Pop it into the oven and serve about 40 minutes later.
Makes 4 servings
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup soda water
- ½ tablespoon butter
- 1 16-ounce jar pitted sour cherries, drained
- ¼ cup butter
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs, separated
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup kefir
- Prepare the crepes batter by mixing together the flour, 1 egg, and soda water. Let stand about 1 hour.
- Melt the butter in a crepe pan or frying pan and using about ¼ of the batter, make one crepe, browning both sides. Repeat with remaining batter, making a total of 4 crepes.
- Let crepes cool. Roll cooled crepes and cut into strips.
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Grease a casserole dish. Layer crepes strips and drained cherries.
- Beat 3 egg whites until stiff.
- Mix together ¼ cup butter, sugar, 3 egg yolks, milk, and kefir until well mixed. Gently fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites.
- Pour over crepes/cherry and bake about 40 minutes or until lightly browned.
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