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Cherry Cheese Blintzes

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.

Makes

9 servings

These elegant blintzes can be served as an attractive dessert or a brunch entree. The bright cherry sauce gives them a delightful flavor. I sometimes substitute other fruits, such as raspberries, blueberries or peaches. —Jessica Vantrease, Anderson, Alaska
Cherry Cheese Blintzes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • CHERRY SAUCE:
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen pitted sweet cherries
  • 2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon water, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the milk, eggs and butter. Combine flour and salt; add to milk mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Heat a lightly greased 8-in. nonstick skillet; pour 2 tablespoons batter into the center of skillet. Lift and tilt pan to evenly coat bottom. Cook until top appears dry; turn and cook 15-20 seconds longer. Remove to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter. When cool, stack crepes with waxed paper or paper towels in between. Wrap in foil; refrigerate.
  3. In a blender, process cottage cheese until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl; add cream cheese and beat until smooth. Beat in sugar and vanilla. Spread about 1 rounded tablespoonful onto each crepe. Fold opposite sides of crepe over filling, forming a little bundle.
  4. Place seam side down in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10 minutes or until heated through.
  5. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring cherries, 2/3 cup water and sugar to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until heated through. Combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth; stir into cherry mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with crepes.

Nutrition Facts

2 blintzes: 245 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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