Blueberry and cheese blintzes

24

PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

35 min

Makes

6 Servings

Blueberry and cheese blintzes

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Stuffed with a cottage cheese and honey-yogurt filling and topped with a warm blueberry sauce, these crepes are great to serve for a guilt-free brunch.


Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Filling

  • 1 cup 2% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey , preferably manuka
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Blueberry sauce

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 tbsp honey , preferably manuka

Instructions

  • WHISK eggs with milk in a large bowl. Whisk in flour and salt until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 min (this will keep blintzes tender when cooked).
  • HEAT a medium non-stick frying pan over medium. Lightly spray with oil. Pour 1/4 cup batter into hot pan. Lift pan from burner and tilt to very thinly cover bottom. Return to burner and cook until top is set, about 1 min, then flip carefully with a wide rubber spatula. Cook until underside is just golden, about 1 more min. If crepe is browning too quickly, adjust heat. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining batter. If making ahead, stack with wax paper in between, then cool. Wrap with plastic and refrigerate up to 2 days.
  • DRAIN cottage cheese well. Cheese should measure about 2/3 cup. Transfer to food processor. Add yogurt, honey and cinnamon. Whirl until mixture is smooth. Set aside.
  • COMBINE blueberries and honey in a small saucepan and set over medium-high. Stir occasionally, until blueberries are tender but still hold their shape, about 5 min. Remove from heat. Stir 1 tbsp of warm sauce into cheese mixture.
  • SCOOP 3 tbsp of cheese filling onto the bottom third of a crepe. Fold crepe gently over filling, fold in the sides about 1/2 in., then roll crepe up. Repeat with remaining crepes and cheese filling. Spoon 2 scant tbsp sauce over top of each crepe. Serve immediately.

Prep Tip

If you prefer them warm, arrange rolls in a baking dish. Bake for 10 min in a 350F oven. Or spray a frying pan with non-stick spray and heat blintzes until outsides are slightly crispy and dark golden.

Superfood benefits

Blueberries: With more disease-fighting antioxidants than almost any other fruit, they strengthen mind, muscles and bones.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 197,
  • Protein
  • 13 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27 g,
  • Fat
  • 4 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 247 mg.

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