Almond Filled Crepes with Raspberry Sauce

Almond Filled Crepes with Raspberry Sauce

1 cup almond paste
1 egg, beaten
Granulated sugar
Few drops almond extract
8 crepes

1 pint raspberries
1 to 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon raspberry or strawberry preserves
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, lemon juice or framboise liqueur

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Mix almond paste with egg and sugar to taste (this will depend on the type of almond paste you are using). Flavor paste with almond extract and brandy to taste. Portion mixture into the crepes, then roll or fold and arrange in a baking pan. Dot with butter and sprinkle lightly with sugar.

Bake until light golden brown.

Meanwhile, make the sauce by puréeing raspberries with powdered sugar, preserves and vinegar (or lemon juice or framboise liqueur).

Serve cool fruit sauce with the hot crepes, and if desired, top with a scoop of frozen yogurt or ice cream for a delicious contrast.

Yields 8 crepes.


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