Diabetic Cooking

Austrian sweet cheese crepes with apricots

Preparation time: 1 hour and 10 minutes.
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Ingredients

  • Crepes:
  • 1 1/4 cups nonfat milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons margarine
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup yellow seedless raisins, soaked in hot water for 5 minutes and drained
  • 15 ounces part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 3 packets Equal sweetener
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • Custard:
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • 3 packets Equal sweetener
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/2 cup 100% apricot fruit spread

Directions

To make crepes, whip together 1 1/4 cups nonfat milk, 1 egg, and flour until smooth. Heat a 7- to 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1/4 teaspoon margarine and swirl around entire surface of the skillet. Pour in a scant 1/4 cup batter and immediately swirl to coat the bottom of the skillet. Cook until the edges are golden and the middle is solid (about 30 seconds). Carefully loosen and flip with a spatula. Cook second side about 15 seconds and invert onto a plate. Repeat the process until all batter is used (should make 8 crepes).

Preheat oven to 375°F. To make filling, beat softened raisins, ricotta cheese, 3 packets of Equal, and egg yolk with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. To assemble crepes, place 5 tablespoons of the filling into the lower half of each crepe. Roll the crepe and place in a 9″ x 13″ baking dish. Repeat until all crepes are rolled.

To make custard, whip 1 egg, 1 cup nonfat milk, and 3 packets of Equal together with a whisk until smooth. Pour evenly over crepes. Place in preheated oven and cook for approximately 15–20 minutes, until custard is set and edges are golden. Remove from oven and spoon dollops of sour cream, then apricot spread over the crepes. Serve immediately.

Yield: 8 servings. Serving size: 1 crepe (with 5 tablespoons filling, 1 tablespoon sour cream, and 1 tablespoon apricot fruit spread).

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 254, Carbohydrates: 34 g, Protein: 13 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Sodium: 146 mg, Fiber: 1 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 medium-fat meat. Carbohydrate choices: 2.


This recipe was developed by Sharon Palmer, a registered dietitian and freelance writer in Southern California.