Mom's Favorite Recipes
I love making Crepes. It isn’t difficult and they are good alone or stuffed. I have made turkey crepes after Thanksgiving, tuna, and an egg mixture to put into the crepes.
So a dessert crepe isn’t a far stretch either. I can put any type of fruit inside. Then cook additional fruit to a syrup to pour over the crepes. Then top with powdered sugar. Yum!
4 eggs, beaten
1 ½ cups milk
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 Cup flour
2 Tablespoons Sugar
Whisk eggs, milk, melted butter, flour, sugar and salt.
Heat a small skillet pan over medium heat. Grease pan with butter or oil.
Spoon batter into the pan tilting it so that the whole pan is covered.
Cook, 1 to 2 minutes then flip. Cook till toasty brownish.
Fill with cut fruit. Fold in thirds.
Place seam down on a plated. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Drizzle with chocolate syrup, if desired.
Caramel-Apple Skillet Buckle
My grandma made a version of this for me when I was a little girl—and fresh apples from a tree in her backyard added an extra-special touch. I’ve adapted her recipe because I love the combination of apple, pecans and caramel. —Emily Hobbs, Springfield, Missouri
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cold butter
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
6 cups thinly sliced peeled Gala or other sweet apples (about 6 medium)
18 caramels, unwrapped
1 tablespoon buttermilk
Optional toppings: Vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, additional chopped pecans and ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat in vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
Pour into a greased 12-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet.
For topping, in a small bowl, mix brown sugar and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in pecans and oats; sprinkle over batter. Top with apples.
Bake until apples are golden brown, 60-70 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
In a microwave, melt caramels with buttermilk; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cake. Let stand until set. Serve with toppings as desired.
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