Homemade dessert crepes with ricotta cheese filling, berries, and kiwi - delicious dessert with lots of fresh berries! I also provide a recipe and step-by-step instruction on how to make crepes from scratch.
My most favorite Summer desserts are always baked with berries or fruit, such as this mixed berry bundt cake with lemon glaze, these delicious mixed berry yogurt muffins, or this easy plum and apple puff pastry tart. Then, there is another category of desserts where no baking is required and where you can create an endless number of combinations, - I am talking about crepes made on the stove top. Such as these delicious homemade dessert crepes stuffed with ricotta cheese filling, strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi.
They can serve as a base for some of the most versatile desserts, stuffed with all types of delicious fillings, from creamy and chocolate to fresh fruit and berries. And, depending on how sweet you want to make the filling, crepes can serve as both breakfast and dessert.
I had some extra kiwi in the refrigerator and, having read on the internet that kiwis are similar in flavor to strawberries, I decided to combine the two (plus blueberries), mix them with some sweetened ricotta cheese filling and fold all of that inside the crepe.
Yum, yum, yum! In literally 15 minutes (I made crepes in advance) I had a delicious and colorful dessert which will make a graceful addition to any summer menu: dessert crepes stuffed with ricotta cheese filling, strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi!
Feel free to make these homemade crepes more or less sweet by using more or less honey (or agave nectar) in ricotta cheese filling. I find that the less sweetener I use for ricotta cheese (or not use any at all), the more I can call this recipe a breakfast. 🙂 The more sweetener I use, the more it transforms into a refined French-style dessert. Keep in mind that agave nectar is very sweet, so you would need much less agave vs. honey. I personally prefer to use agave nectar to sweeten ricotta cheese, because 1 tablespoon of agave makes ½ cup of ricotta cheese pretty sweet and gives ricotta cheese a nice texture. I also like the flavor of agave-sweetened ricotta cheese much better than if I sweeten the ricotta with honey.
Once the crepe filling is made, put the sweetened ricotta cheese filling in the middle of an open crepe, add berries and kiwi, then just fold both sides of crepes to create a tube shape. Alternatively, you can just fold crepe in half, then fold it one more time to create a triangle, like in these crepes with agave-ricotta cheese filling, topped with pears roasted in honey.
Enjoy this very easy Summer treat (especially if you pre-made the crepes)!
Homemade dessert crepes with ricotta cheese filling, berries, and kiwi
- homemade crepes
- ½ cup ricotta cheese
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar or 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup strawberries cleaned and sliced
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 kiwi peeled and sliced
- Heat ricotta cheese and agave nectar in a small skillet on medium-high and keep mixing it until the mixture becomes liquid and of even consistency. Remove from heat and let it cool. Once it cools a bit, the mixture would become more solid, which is what we want.
- To serve: add 2 tablespoons of agave-ricotta cheese mixture on top of the open crepe, add some sliced strawberries, blueberries and sliced kiwi, fold the crepe in half. Sprinkled with powdered sugar if desired. Ready to serve!
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Love your crepes! I grow up with crepes too, my grandma use to make them and my mom make at least 60 every time she decide to prepare them.
I am so happy that I found some new recipes for crepes. Can I give you one new to try? Mix ricotta cheese with sugar and one or two egs , vanilla and lemon peel. Make the crepe but right after you turn it on the other side take with a spoon from the cheese mixture and ad it on half in the crepe and cover with the other half of the crepe. Let until is done one side and turn it in the other until the egg is done in the cheese, it shouldn't take to long. These are delicious! It is to late now to start to make some of your recipes but for sure tomorow I will prepare some!
Simona, thank you so much for such a great idea for making crepes. I will definitely try it and post it on my site too. You have such a beautiful photography site, by the way. Beautiful portraits! I wish I had someone to photograph me like that before I get too old. 🙂
These look divine, Julia! I would love these for breakfast, dessert, or any time of day!
DELICIOUS !!! Seriously, wish I could just dive into these right now.
I can't think of a better breakfast! I mostly have my crepes with a kind of jam or cheese only. Your combination sounds just perfect!
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
So summery!! Love crepes with berries for brunch! Beautiful photos 🙂
Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking
When I got the email with your new post with such an enticing title but no photos, I clicked on the link only to find nothing! You are such a tease, Julia! These were absolutely worth the wait. Fabulous photos as always.
You said you made the crepes in advance - do they freeze? How far in advance can you make them? Because when I want to eat crepes is never when I feel like making them.
kristy @ the wicked noodle
These look absolutely scrumptious! What a wonderful treat for breakfast or dessert and a great way to use up seasonal berries!
Nami | Just One Cookbook
Gotta buy ricotta cheese tomorrow so I can try this! Got berries and all the fruits already. I can't wait!