Sweet Crepes

Our sweet crepe recipes include favorites like chocolate, strawberries, and filling ideas to make for breakfast or dessert. You'll also learn how to make perfect crepe batter, including vegan and gluten-free options.

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Simple Crepes

Rating: 3.5 stars 825
Crepes are easier to make than you think. These French street-food staples can be dressed up with sweet or savory toppings and any number of flavorful fillings.

Gluten-Free Crepes

As you make the crepes, stack them on top of each other and cover to keep them tender and pliable.

Bananas Foster Crepes

Rating: 3.5 stars 29
The familiar flavors of flambeed bananas take beautifully to the elegant embrace of a crepe, giving this New Orleans icon a touch of sophistication.

Vegan Crepes

Two cups almond milk may be used in place of soy milk.

Caramelized Apple Crepes

Rating: 3 stars 97
Be sure to choose crisp apples whose texture will stand up nicely as they are cooked. We used Mutsu, but Granny Smith also work well.

Strawberry Crepes

A classic dusting of confectioners' sugar tops this strawberries-and-cream-filled crepe.

Darkest Chocolate Crepe Cake

Rating: 4 stars 351
The decorative nuts are dipped in caramelized sugar and hung in bat fashion—upside down—so the sugar streams and hardens into the best candy on the block.

Meyer Lemon Crepe Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 108
Used in the curd and the candied topping, Meyer lemons subtly elevate this luscious dessert. The candied lemons, crepes, and filling are all make-ahead ingredients that can assembled just before serving.

Lemon-Mascarpone Crepe Cake

Rating: 4 stars 86
This Lemon-Mascarpone Crepe Cake is a dessert dream. Lemon curd can be made the week before; if you don't have time, use store-bought, and lighten it with whipped cream—the cake will still be delicious.

Traditional Crepes Suzette

Beer, traditionally found in this dish, ferments the batter and adds flavor to these delicious crepes suzettes. 

Strawberry Crepes Flambe

Dim the lights when you flambé this strawberry-brown-sugar-rum sauce over crepes tableside. It makes for one spectacular and delicious dessert.

Raspberry and Chocolate-Hazelnut Crepe Cake

Yes, you can make a showstopping no-bake cake! Whip up a stack of crepes in advance, then layer with two whipped-cream fillings: white chocolate-raspberry and dark chocolate-hazelnut.

Inspiration and Ideas

Sweetened Crepes
The French enjoy thin, pancake-like crepes with sweet or savory toppings and fillings at any type of day. These are sweetened slightly with sugar, perfect for a simple dessert. Serve rolled up or folded.
Lemon Crepes
Rating: Unrated 8
The taste of lemon is a little like the shift in the air when the season starts to turn from chilly to warm—refreshing and deliciously unpredictable. In this dish, paper-thin crepes are topped with slices of candied lemon and drizzled with a caramel sauce that includes limoncello, a vibrant lemon liqueur.
Dessert Crepes
Rating: 3.5 stars 24

This dessert practically qualifies as a party game with all the tasty toppings guests can pile on. Set out stacks of crepes -- some flavored with vanilla and rum, others with chocolate -- along with bowls of tempting fillings and rich, luscious sauces. Then let everyone choose his or her own combinations.