Grilled Apple & Cranberry Crêpe with Cinnamon Cream and Honey Candied Pecans

Menu Part: 
Dessert
Cuisine Type: 
French
Serves: 
12

Eurest at Microsoft Dining

Redmond, Wash.

French crepes are a versatile carrier that work equally well with sweet or savory fillings. On the Microsoft campus, they are featured in an indulgent fall dessert. Thin crepes are stuffed with cinnamon whipped cream and grilled apples, then plated with more whipped cream and apples, along with cranberries and honey-candied pecans.

 

Ingredients

Crêpe Batter:
3 eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for brushing pan

Grilled Apples:
3 each Honey Crisp apples
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup fresh cranberries for garnish
2 Granny Smith apples for garnish

Cinnamon Whipped Cream:
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup confectionary sugar
1 tbsp. cinnamon

Honey Candied Pecans:
2 cups pecans
1/4 cup honey
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
Non-release cooking spray

Steps

1. To make crêpes: In blender, combine all ingredients and pulse for 10 seconds. Place crêpe batter in refrigerator for 1 hour. This allows bubbles to subside so crêpes will be less likely to tear during cooking.

2. Heat small non-stick pan and add butter to coat. Pour 1 oz. batter into center of pan and swirl to spread evenly. Cook for 30 seconds and flip. Cook for another 10 seconds and remove to cutting board. Lay crêpes out flat to cool. Continue until all batter is gone.

3. For grilled apples: Slice Honey Crisp apples into ½-in. wedges. Toss apples with melted butter and grill over medium heat until caramelized. Slice Granny Smith apples into rounds 1/8-in. thick and set aside.

4. For cinnamon whipped cream: In mixing bowl add cream, sugar and cinnamon. Whip to stiff peaks.

5. For honey candied pecans: Toast pecans in large sauté pan over medium heat for approximately 2 to 3 mins., then add honey and toss continuously to coat evenly. Turn heat to low for 30 seconds to caramelize honey. Turn off heat and toss nuts with granulated sugar while spraying non-release spray to keep nuts from sticking together. Lay pecans on sprayed sheet pan.

6. To assemble: Place cooked crêpe shell, browned side up, and layer with 2 oz. of cinnamon cream and grilled honeycrisp apples. Roll each side inwards, then roll front to back, making rolled crêpe like a burrito. Top with grilled Granny Smith apples, additional cinnamon whipped cream, fresh cranberries and candied pecans.

 

More From FoodService Director

Industry News & Opinion

Sodexo has appointed Cathy Desquesses as its chief people officer, the company announced on Friday.

Before joining Sodexo, Desquesses held multiple leadership roles in the human resources department at General Electric, where she worked for 20 years. Most recently, she was the global HR leader for GE Power Gas.

Desquesses will begin her new role on July 1 and will report to Sodexo CEO Denis Machuel. She will replace Juan Pablo Urruticoechea, who is moving into a new position at Sodexo.

Photo courtesy of Sodexo

Managing Your Business
woman in the kitchen alone

The #MeToo movement has turned sexual harassment into the top labor-related regulatory issue for all employers, triggering action from three out of four companies, according to a new survey on workforce concerns.

About two-thirds (66%) of employers rank the issue among their top two employment-related legal worries, even without a change in the pertinent laws and regulations, the canvass found.

What has changed, concluded surveyor Littler Mendelson, one of the nation’s largest labor-focused legal firms, are employee expectations and the social climate.

“No company...

Managing Your Business
Starbucks college campus

Noncommercial dining centers are often filled with their own Starbucks, Burger Kings, Panera Breads and dozens of other nationally recognized brands. Branded concepts, whether corporate brands or self-operated, offer diners familiar names, menu items, and a sense of place. This translates into more money spent and more diner loyalty for foodservice operators.

However, the success of branded concepts vary greatly. There can be significantly different results depending on whether noncommercial operators decide to franchise, lease or develop their own branded concepts. There’s no one-...

Menu Development
pizza oven

Wood-fired ovens take the biggest slice of the pie when it comes to pizza-cooking preference for consumers. Just fewer than half (45%) of consumers say they prefer a pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven compared to other oven cooking methods. Here are the styles of ovens pizza consumers prefer most.

Wood-fired oven 45% Gas oven 13% Electric oven 11% Grilled 4% Coal oven 4% No preference 23%

Source: Technomic 2018 Pizza Consumer Trend Report , powered by Ignite

Photo courtesy of Thinkstock

FSD Resources

Code for Asynchronous jQuery Munchkin Tracking Code