Margarita's International Recipes


Frixuelos de Manzana

Apple Crepes

Frixuelos, as the Asturian call crepes, are a very popular dish in the region. They can be either savory or sweet and they are often served as a dessert with various fillings. Apples are very common in the region and there are several versions of Frixuelos de Manzana.

This version is pretty simple. It's good though not great and I'm not sure I'd make it again. I didn't make any changes to the recipe for the filling, though I adjusted the ingredients on the crepe recipe to make it more authentic and get better crepes. Remember that the key to making good crepes is using a very hot pan.

Apple Crepes

apple crepe


For the crepe

  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • a pinch of salt

    For the filling

  • 3 red apples (or 1 3/4 cups apple sauce)
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • grated peel from 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter
  • 3 tsp. sugar (or to taste if using commercial apple sauce)


    For the crepes

    Beat all the ingredients together in a food processor. Heat a small frying pan and melt a bit of butter. Pour a small layer of batter, making sure it reaches the whole pan. When the sides begin turning upwards, flip and cook for another minute or so. Remove and fill with an appropriate amount of apple filling. Roll and sprinkle with sugar.

    For the filling

    Peel and mash the apples. In a bowl, combine mashed apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon peel and melted butter. Add sugar, you may want to adjust how much you add depending on the sweetness of the apples. Mix well.

    Adapted from Delicioso

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