Lemon Crepes

Lemon Crepes

Lemon Crepes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Lemon Curd Filling
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (about 4-5 lemons)
  • 2 tbsps grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter (1 stick butter), cut into 1/8-in slices


  • Sift the flour into a medium bowl. Make a well in the center.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, and salt. Add to the flour and whip to a smooth batter. Refrigerate the batter for two hours.
  • Heat a nine-inch crêpe pan on medium high heat. Brush with butter.
  • Measure batter into the hot pan. Immediately tilt and rotate the pan so that the batter covers the bottom of the pan in a thin layer.
  • Cook until bubbles appear and the bottom of the crêpe is a nice even, golden brown.
  • Use a pallet knife or thin, sturdy spatula to turn the crêpe. Cook the second side only it is a blonde color, not as dark as the first side.
  • Remove the crêpe to a sheet of parchment paper or waxed paper and repeat with the rest of the batter.
  • Fill your crêpes, folding as desired. Serve with whipped cream.
  • For Lemon Curd
  • Add 1-inch of water to a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat. In a medium metal bowl whisk the egg yolks and sugar for about 2 minutes until smooth. Whisk in the lemon juice and zest until combined.
  • Place the mixing bowl on top of saucepan (the bowl should be wide enough to fit on top of the saucepan, but shouldn't be touching the simmering water). Stir the mixture constantly with a rubber spatula, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl as you stir, until it begins to thicken, and will coat the back of a spoon. This will take approximately 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Whisk in the butter, one slice at a time. Wait until each piece almost disappears before adding the next. Spoon into clean glass containers and allow to cool with a piece of plastic wrap laid on the surface to prevent a skin from forming.
  • Refrigerate until needed. This lemon curd will keep for 2 to 3 weeks.

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  1. krr says:

    I would cut 2/3 of sugar out of lemon filling or even cut out all together and sub in some sweet.n.low to make diabetic friendly… when did lemons start producing curds and whey? This is more custard or merengue

  2. DAC says:

    These are absolutely delicious! The lemon curd is outstanding! Thanks for the great recipe.

  3. Jean says:

    Curds are different from pie fillings or custards in that they contain a higher proportion of juice and zest, which gives them a more intense flavor. Also, curds containing butter have a smoother and creamier texture than both pie fillings and custards; both contain little or no butter and use cornstarch or flour for thickening. Additionally, unlike custards, curds are not usually eaten on their own.

  4. alir says:

    Great recipe! The lemon curd turned out great!


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