Seeking a crepe recipe for easy appetizers? Try these pear, brie, and raspberry miniature crepes at your next party.
Your guests will love the combined flavors of sweet sauteéd pears, creamy melted cheese and tangy preserves. This dish works well as an appetizer for a main dish or as a finger food for an appetizer party.
Appetizer and finger food parties are becoming more and more popular. How many times have you been invited to a potluck and didn't know what to bring?
If you need a rest from the same-old noodle salad for a while and want to awe the other guests, this crepe recipe is for you.
Our mini crepes are the perfect finger food, one or two delicious bites and they're gone. Just be sure to make enough of them!
The recipe makes 10 appetizers, but I recommend to multiply the ingredients and make at least 2 mini crepes per expected guest. I can guarantee, there won't be any left overs!
Make crepes using a 6-inch skillet, which will yield 4-inch crepes.
If you made your crepes ahead of time, remove from refrigerator (or freezer), wrap them in foil and warm in a 325-degree oven for 10 minutes until heated through.
Meanwhile, melt butter in medium skillet. Add pears, lemon juice, and brown sugar.
Cook until pears soften; stir in one tablespoon of cornstarch. Simmer for 1 minute.
Spread 2 tablespoons of pears on each crepe. Add a small slice of brie cheese and 1 teaspoon jam.
Roll up each crepe as pictured above. Add fresh raspberries to garnish. Serve immediately.
Yield: 10 servings (1 miniature crepe roll each)
I found a great cookbook on Amazon with lots of appetizer ideas. The book "Tiny Food Party" features 160 pages of miniature foods that will be the star at any social gathering, be it dinner, luncheon or barbecue.
Make a few of them for your own party or bring one dish to the next invitation to show off your cooking skills :-)