This Easy Strawberry Crepes Recipe is one your family will love. My recipe uses the blender so the batter comes together in a flash. My family is crazy about Strawberry Crepes filled with strawberries and topped with fresh, lightly sweetened whipped cream.
Crepes are thin little French pancakes that are actually easy to make.
At our house, everyone gets to choose what they want me to cook them for breakfast on their birthday. They almost always choose strawberry crepes.
Crepes may look difficult to make, but once you’ve made one or two crepes you’ll get the hang of how to rotate the pan to spread the batter.
For my crepe loving family I usually make a triple batch. My husband helps me make them and we use two pans so we can make them twice as fast.
I use frozen strawberries as a base to create a luscious, juicy sauce. I use to mash up half of the fresh strawberries, but once when I didn’t have enough strawberries I used frozen thawed strawberries instead.
The sauce was so much better starting with the juicy, soft frozen strawberries that I’ve been making them that way ever since.
I puree the thawed strawberries to make a sweet, juicy sauce and then stir in the fresh berries. It’s a perfect combination. You get the great texture from the fresh berries and an easy to make sauce from the frozen berries.
I like to put a big stack of crepes on the table and let everyone make themselves as many crepes as they want, just the way they want them.
How do you like your crepes?
- 2 cups frozen sliced strawberries thawed
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon orange zest optional
- 3 cups fresh strawberries sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- Gently puree thawed strawberries. (I usually thaw them overnight in the refrigerator and then use an immersion blender to puree them in the bowl, but you can also thaw them in the microwave.) Stir in sugar, orange zest if using, and fresh sliced strawberries. Serve strawberry filling at room temperature.
- Heat milk and butter in the microwave in a glass or plastic measuring cup or bowl or in a small saucepan, just until butter melts.
- Add warmed milk and melted butter, eggs, vanilla, sugar, and salt to blender jar, cover and blend until smooth. Add flour and blend until smooth.
- Place a fine-mesh strainer over a large bowl and strain out any lumps.
- Heat an 8-inch skillet or crepe pan over medium heat and lightly coat with butter or cooking spray. For each crepe, pour ¼ cup batter into the center of the skillet and immediately rotate the pan until the batter covers the bottom of the skillet in a thin layer. Cook until light brown and the top begins to dry out, approximately 1 minute. Flip and cook an additional 30 seconds.
- Repeating with remaining batter. Stack completed crepes on a plate. (If your crepes are sticking together, put wax paper between the crepes.) You can put crepes in a 200º oven to keep warm until ready to serve.
- Fill each crepe with strawberry filling and roll up. Serve topped with whipped cream.
More crepe recipes you might like:
Creamy Lemon Blueberry Crepes, Picky Palate
Peanut Butter Cream and Berries Crepes, Parsley, Sage and Sweet
Lemon Crepes, Sweet Basil
Ricotta Stuffed Folded Crepes, Apron Strings
Can you make like a filled envelope , and freeze until you use?
Hi Mary – you can freeze unfilled crepes flat with a piece of wax paper between each crepe but not a filled crepe.
I’m catering a wedding reception, they want fresh crepes with different fresh fruit fillings. Thank you for the strawberry tips, that was very helpful.
You’re welcome! Sounds like my kind of wedding. Have fun 🙂
2 Sisters Recipes
Gosh, we haven’t had crepes in a long long time and now we are craving for them! Congrats on your new blog, it looks gorgeous!
Thanks so much!
Jersey Girl Cooks
Ahh, strawberries and cream are my favorite. Perfect in crepes!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
These are so pretty mum! I love crepes too-pancakes are nice but crepes are my favourite because they’re so thin and delicate. xxx
Well, I do believe I live under a rock…I’ve never made crepes…I’ve never eaten crepes. Perhaps I should change that after looking at these beauties. 🙂
I doubt I could get Bob to help me make them….that would be….interesting to say the least. The person whose birthday it is here gets to pick what they want for dinner. Having a special breakfast would be super fun. Your crepes look amazing.
Thanks Carol – you really do need to give crepes a try. <3