Pumpkin crepes are topped with cinnamon and pumpkin beer-stewed apples and a milk chocolate drizzle!
pumpkin crepes with beer and cinnamon apples and a chocolate drizzle

When you decide to take on, oh, only your biggest cooking fear of all time.

Breaking open a beer at 11AM. Required.

In my defense, it was 5PM in Paris. The land of crepes. (And wine. And cheese. And croissants. And ALL THE DELICIOUSNESS. Where no one ever gets fat.) So there.

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After my failed crepe cake disaster of August 2012 that left me covered in batter with crepe shreds all over my kitchen, it was really a miracle I didn’t break out the tequila in preparation for this.

(Crepe pre-gaming? I’m sure there’s a drinking game in here somewhere.)

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So what was my secret for going from the Jackson Pollack version of these thin pancakes to a perfectly coiffed plate of pumpkin deliciousness?

Truth?

I cheated.

I took a little poll on facebook as to what everyone else’s secret is. A lot of people mentioned really nonstick nonstick skillets, uber expensive Le Creuset crepe pans (I wish), or….a super INexpensive electric crepe maker. Done and done.

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So…moral of the story is that, though I still have absolutely zero crepe¬†skillz. I know how to dip a hot pan in batter, click my heels together three times, and take all the crepe credit.

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And trust me. You’ll want to take credit for these.

I think the.boy’s exact words were that they gave him chills. (The good kind.)

And I don’t blame him. Deliciously pumpkin spiced crepes covered in apples that were stewed and caramelized in brown sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin ale. And then drizzled in Divine Milk Chocolate.

Now, I might never have successfully made crepes before…but I’m pretty sure it doesn’t get any better than that.

Disclosure: While I received free products to sample and use in these recipes, I was not compensated for this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own!

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Pumpkin Crepes with Beer and Cinnamon Apples and a Chocolate Drizzle

Yield: 18 crepes

Serving Size: 3 crepes

Pumpkin crepes are topped with cinnamon and pumpkin beer-stewed apples and a milk chocolate drizzle!

Ingredients

    For the pumpkin crepes:
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • For the filling:
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 honey crisp apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin ale (I used Captain Lawrence Brewing Company)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 (5.3 oz) Divine Milk Chocolate bar

Instructions

  1. For the crepes, in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the milk and butter until the butter is melted. While the milk is warming, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin, and vanilla. Stir the warm milk in the pumpkin mix, slowly.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, whisking until totally smooth.
  3. Cook the crepes on a crepe pan on the stove (1/3 cup batter at a time) or use this fabulous electric crepe maker .
  4. When all the crepes are done, make the filling. In a small saucepan, saute the apple with the butter, brown sugar, pumpkin ale, and cinnamon, simmering until the beer has reduced to a thick sauce.
  5. Melt the chocolate bar in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring after each.
  6. Fold the crepes into quarters and served topped with the apples and drizzled with the chocolate.

Notes

Crepe recipe adapted from Take A Megabite. Filling is an Eats Well With Others Original Recipe.

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84 Responses to Pumpkin Crepes with Beer and Cinnamon Apples and a Chocolate Drizzle #divineinnyc

  1. Oh my gosh those are gorgeous! You have seriously outdone yourself today! I was just musing yesterday on whether I needed a limited use gadget in my kitchen and now you’ve gone and posted about an electric crepe maker!

  2. I am so drooling right now! I love crepes, I love apples and I love this recipe!! My gosh girl it looks amazing! Great job on the crepes!!! They look better than anything you would get in Paris! ;)

  3. Katerina says:

    These are probably some of the best crepes I have ever seen Joanne! Congratulations on conquering another one dish!

  4. Woah, are you saying it’s not normal to crack a beer open at 11? That’s basically lunch time, so I feel like it’s practically expected. Especially because you shared your beer with those apples, and they sound so amazingly delicious.

  5. Simply Life says:

    I’ve only made crepes once and they were a semi-success – edible but not quite the right texture. These look perfect!

  6. Monica says:

    That is seriously mouthwatering! The crepes look so soft and tender – the chocolate drizzle is the icing on top.

  7. Wowowowow! I’m all about cooking and baking with beer – and if it happens to be in the morning and there’s a little beer leftover…well, you know.
    These crepes look simply amazing. I am smitten!!!

  8. Blond Duck says:

    I love anything with pumpkin!

  9. Beth says:

    Your crepes look terrific, and the apples alone are making me weak in the knees. Congratulations for standing up to the challenge!

  10. I think I need to start eating more cheese, wine, bread, and CREPES. It is decided.

  11. Sam says:

    These look amazing. Although drooling over the pictures may have killed my resolve to not go down to the faculty room and get a chocolate croissant… If I can’t have crepes with chocolate, I might as well have a croissant, right?

  12. Stephanie says:

    These crepes are breakfast this Sunday. I’m Canadian and this is our Thanksgiving weekend. I think these qualify as the perfect Thanksgiving breakfast. Yummy and hearty enough to fill you up until the turkey! Thanks!

  13. I have never made crepes. And now I know why!!! But yours are gorgeous. Do pumpkin pancakes count?

  14. This is what dreams are made of!! Crepes are my favorite breakfast but I’ve never dressed them up so elegantly with beer :)

  15. Mimi says:

    Are the apples bitter at all from the ale? Beautiful recipe!

  16. Those crepes look incredible! I love the combo of the apples with the pumpkin.

  17. Wow! These are simply delightful, Joanne. Seriously, I love crepes – always have and undoubtedly always will, but never had them pumpkinfied and with the apples? and beer? I am in heaven.

  18. I may take nothing else away from this day, other than knowing that I need more crepes in my life. And I am totally ok with that.

  19. Woah Joanne these are absolutely gorgeous- I would love these for breakfast! (Minus the beer maybe? ;) )

  20. When I saw this on your Instagram over the weekend, I was so excited for you to post this!! Yayyyy.

  21. I really need to be making more crepes, this is an awesome looking one Joanne. The drizzle and compote look so delicious.

  22. Jordan says:

    My hubby is a crepe fanatic and I’m a pumpkin fanatic so this is a match made in heaven – can’t wait to try these!

  23. wow those apples simmered in the sweet buttery pumpkin ale…irresistible!

  24. These indeed are GORGEOUS crepes! Looking at your photos gave me the chills! Love the milk chocolate drizzle! :)
    I haven’t made crepes in awhile – now I think I might just have too! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Norma - Platanos, Mangoes and Me! says:

    I am on a plane eating peanuts right now and so longing for these babies…great post and beautiful pictures

  26. What a gorgeous breakfast! Totally wish you were my neighbor!

  27. All i can say is, “Wow!” These crepes look quite extraordinary and perfect to me. Rock on, Joanne!!

  28. bellini says:

    These are pretty special Joanne. I have found with crepes there is no need for special pans, non stick or otherwise.

  29. oh my, I’m totally impressed!

    i may have to crack open a beer this weekend and give it a whirl!

  30. YES! This is AMAZING Joanne! I love the recipe because I am a pumpkin and pumpkin beer addict!! LOL! PS- do you have a location where you do all your shoots? You pics always look GREAT!

  31. Holy perfection! I’ve never wanted to reach through my screen so bad! There is a little coffee shop near us that makes the most incredible crepes, though I’m quite sure these beer and cinnamon covered crepes would put all of theirs to shame!!!

  32. Christina says:

    I LOVE crepes and make them every year for birthdays, and even though I’m kind of over pumpkin this year, I could get behind pumpkin crepes. The picture of the caramelized apples just makes me drool.

    Ugh I am so hungry right now.

  33. gloria says:

    I love crepes and these look amazing and I love have apples Joanne!!

  34. You did an awesome job on these crepes, Joanne! Way to go. In my crepe making experience, the first few always stick but then they’re usually good after that. This flavor combo sound amazing and perfect for fall :)

  35. You really did an awesome job on that crepes – they look completely stunning and I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  36. Kate says:

    I feel like the secret has to be in the batter, not the pan. Only because I’ve never had a problem making crepes, and I don’t think I’m especially skilled!

  37. Kelster says:

    These look amazing. I’ve made crepes once. I don’t know i they were perfect; Iwas just glad that I survived.

  38. I love crepes and these look out of this world good!

  39. I have never had or made crepes, but now I totally need some of these. Who cares if you cheated – those are some perfect crepes!

  40. Now I have to find it in my budget to buy an electric crepe maker! Also I’m down to pre-game crepe making if you are!

  41. Amy says:

    Holy yum! So glad you got one – I love mine. Now, if only there was some way to get over my fear of yeast.

  42. WHAT. I mean, seriously, it’s not even a choice whether I should make these or not. They’re happening, and soon.

  43. Susan says:

    I love the fact that I have everything at home I need to make these (okay wait I do need to pick up some pumpkin beer) including Divine chocolate! Beautiful crepes Joanne.

  44. Megan says:

    These look gorgeous! I’d say you have some serious crepe-making skills. And the topping looks delicious!

  45. These crepes look perfect, and the Fall apples on top – making me so happy! This screams Fall! This screams eat me!

  46. well I’ve done pumpkin pancakes, now I NEED to do crepes with a nice boozy filling.
    excellent job on these J!

  47. wow, your’e quite the crepe pro. I would love to own a Le Creuset Pan, I wish too. :-)
    A nonstick pan will suffice for now. Looks amazing… gorgeous pics.

  48. Such a gorgeous crepe Joanne! Love the pumpkin ale here. Delicious and pinned! :)

  49. This recipe (and your photos) is absolutely amazing, Joanne! I have been craving pumpkin crepes for a while but assumed I’d have to just make a pumpkin filling, I didn’t know could make the crepes themselves with pumpkin! And those apples just take everything over the top!

  50. Colynn says:

    I LOVE everything you make! Kudos to you for pulling off the crepes! And not just any crepes, the most delicious crepes of all time. (I can tell from the recipe and pictures), You’ve given me the courage to try making them on my own. :)

    (Also, I love the fact that you cracked a beer open at 11 AM. Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do).

  51. Suzie says:

    This looks and sounds amazing! I haven’t been around lately but, I’m glad to be back and see your gorgeous recipes! Missed you :)

  52. Hotly Spiced says:

    My mother was very good at making crepes and she had the ultimate cast iron crepe pan with a wooden red handle. I remember it well. It weighed a tonne. I don’t know what she did with it but I think she threw it out! How could she! I would have loved it. As I don’t have a crepe pan I haven’t made crepes but I think it’s time I got over my mother’s crime and went and sourced my very own pan because these look very, very good xx

  53. I have never made crepes before. After seeing your crepes I am putting them on to do list.

  54. Danielle says:

    These look totally delicious!!! Those apples are mouth watering! I have never made crepes. I’ve always been a little intimidated to try them. After seeing this recipe I might give it a go. They look so good. Better than any I have ever seen in a restaurant! ? xx

  55. Danielle says:

    PS I also like the way you “tell time” ???

  56. These look unbelievable and are giving me the chills too!

  57. these look scrummy! I love my Le Creuset crepe pan but very seldom use it :)

  58. Johanna GGG says:

    Sounds amazing – pumpkin ale sounds amazing and even better with apples – though I was surprised it was called filling as it doesn’t sound like you fill the crepes – but I guess you could just roll them around the filling and that would be amazing too – by this comment you may notice I am no whiz with crepes – I made some savoury ones years ago and they worked but they are not a regular fixture in my house

  59. If a crepe machine can produce this…well, I need one. These look amazing Joanne! Better than any crepes I’ve seen commercially, and putting all those flavours in there…divine indeed.

  60. ramblingtart says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Joanne!! I love that you flavored these with pumpkin and spices. :-)

  61. Look at this bubbly and juicy caramelized apples in the pan…would love this on some vegan pumpkin chai pancakes or perhaps on chickpea flour crepes! Mmmmmmm, thanks for the inspiration, Joanne!

  62. Wow joanne how did I miss this ? These crepes look amazing! I think I want to live in your house just so I can get a breakfast as delicious as yours!

  63. Pure perfection! Love the addition of beer!

  64. P says:

    These look so decadent!!!! Nothing wrong with not making them purely from scratch…I still use ready-made cookie dough to bake cookies :P!

  65. cquek says:

    i could have that crepes every morning

  66. Stacy says:

    We use a really non-stick pan but, that said, I cannot argue with success, Joanne. Your crepes look wonderful and I can almost smell the buttery pumpkin ale apples you’ve got there. Lovely!

  67. I’d love to have these for breakfast, lunch and dinner every single day of my life! Oh, wow, they look awesome ;)

  68. Delicious crepes! I love the first photograph so much.

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  70. Well done. All hail the electric crepe maker! I have one and have been loving it since high school!!

  71. grace says:

    crepes never seem to wow me, but these are irrefutably awesome! great flavors, joanne!

  72. Eileen says:

    Now THIS is the kind of recipe that will finally get me to try making crepes at home! Not to mention one of the most interesting ideas on how to use pumpkin this fall. Yay!

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  74. Ashley says:

    We love crepes in my house, and these look killer! Bring it on!!

  75. Man, I love crepes and I’ve never tried pumpkin crepes. Great picture too. I pinned it to Pinterest.

  76. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh damn, I am drooling all over the place over these crepes!! Yum :)

  77. Goodness – these crepes are GORGEOUS! If you come over and make them for me, I’d compensate you in cupcakes – deal? :)

  78. Miss Tangy says:

    gorgeous autumn dessert recipe. never tried pumpkin crepes this is such a great idea!

  79. Courtney says:

    Oh man. Reading your blog while hungry was a bad idea. I’m seriously swooning over these. I might need a crepe maker because I can’t imagine being able to pull off making them in a pan.

  80. Shannon says:

    omg, seriously? this looks amazing. i made a savory mushroom crepe cake a few years back which came out amazing but haven’t tried again since. the pan i used was key- but it has since gotten replaced, so i’m a little scared!

  81. These look absolutely amazing. I must have some. Gorgeous and delicious? Winner!

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