Nov 12, 2008

Czech Crepes with Berries and Cream





My father is from Prague and always made these delicious crepes, known as Palacinky for us when we were young. They can be filled with fruit, jam, ice cream, you name it!


Czech Crepes filled with Berries and Cream
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 12 servings • Time: 20 minutes Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 106.2 • Fat: 1.1 g Carb: 19.8 g Fiber: 2.4 g Protein: 3.6 g  

Ingredients:

For the Crepes (makes about 12):
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups 1% milk
  • 1/3 cup egg whites (or 2 large egg whites)
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tsp oil
  • non-stick spray
  • powdered sugar
For the Berry Filling:
  • 6 oz package blackberries
  • 6 oz package raspberries
  • 12 oz package strawberries, cut in quarters
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • whipped topping (I like Tru Whip)

Directions:
    In a medium bowl, combine all berries and sugar. Let stand at least 10-15 minutes.

    In a blender, blend flour, milk, eggs and oil until smooth.  

    Heat a nonstick crepe pan on medium-low flame. When hot, spray with cooking spray to coat bottom of skillet. Pour about 1/4 cup crepe mixture into pan, swirling pan slightly to make crepe thin and smooth. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until bottom of crepe is light golden brown. Flip; cook 30 seconds to 1 minute or until light golden brown. Repeat with remaining crepe mixture.

    To serve, spoon whipped cream into center of each crepe. Top with berry mixture and fold each edge of crepe over filling. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar. Best if served warm.



    Recipe can easily be doubled to serve more. Extra batter can be refrigerated for up two days.

    76 comments :

    1. mmmmmm, that's tasty, you are my hero of recipies!

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    2. This looks so yummy. Another great recipe to try. Thanks Gina!

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    3. Gina, your site is a godsend! This one in particular is making me hungry. :))

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    4. Honey, It was delicious.. But Yes I agree. we need to by new plates. These ones are gettin old..
      Love you
      Tom

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    5. Wow, what a great dessert to serve to company! Thanks, Gina

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    6. Oh my this looks so good. Thank you Gina.

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    7. That looks so good. I just ate dinner and if I wasn't out for the night I would be thinking of making this for a snack.

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    8. i used the crepes in place of tortillas.my husband loved them.i'm a weight watcher,have lost 40 lbs. since august.thanks so much for your recipes.

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    9. This sounds interesting and worth a try! What size brownie mix is used?

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    10. so with the berries and whip cream its still only 2 points for one crepe?

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    11. @Jessica, yes if you use 2 tbsp fat free cool whip, which is 0 pts.

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    14. Glad you like the website. Kolaches are great. I will see if I can make them lower in points.

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    15. just finished them and they are delicious!!!! I would love to know how to make a lighter cheese filling!

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    16. What kind of cheese do you usually fill them with?

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    17. I am so excited to try this! Crepes have got to be one of my guilty pleasures and I'm so happy I can eat them all day (GUILT FREE!) and not go over any points! Thanks G! Your recipes rock!

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    18. Your recipes look delicious! Can't wait to try the blueberry scones! If you've ever been to Walker Brothers Pancake House outside Chicago, please try to clone the blueberry pancakes...

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    19. I made these last night for dessert and I was surprised at how great they were. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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    20. Aren't they! Love them!!

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    21. SO SO GOOD!!! LOVE your blog...I've shared it with so many people! Thanks so much!

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    22. These are great! Just made them today, do you mind if I post a link back to these on my blog?

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    23. Sure, thanks for asking Lindsey. As long as you link back I don't mind.

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    24. So I just found your blog today adn I am loving it I want to try so many things on it. I love to cook adn I love yummy healthy meals. But I wanted to ask you if you know the calorie count for the creps. I am sorry I don't do points I do calories. I know htey are really the same but I don't know the point system.
      thanks

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    25. Hi
      I juat found your blog and I love it. I love to cook I try to cook healthy meals everyday for my kids and I love new recipes and these all look great! I was wondering if maybe you new the calorie count for these crepes? I don't know the point system so I was wondering if you new the calories? Thanks I am so glad I found your blog

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    26. I am planning to try these this weekend - Do you know if you can use skm milk instead of 1% and slpenda instead of sugar?

      To answer on of the other bloggers question, I bet you could use the FF cream cheese in place of the cool whip. Might add a point though....

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    27. Splenda will be fine, I've never used skim milk but I don't see a problem using it.

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    28. We love PALACINKY! And Prague!
      Take care!

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    29. Love these! So do my kids. For the cream I use lo fat vanilla yogurt mixed with a little extra vanilla and splenda. It is thick and creamy. Keep the great recipies coming!

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    30. This is amazing! Thanks so much, it is going into my recipe book for many future yummy mornings! Your blog is so helpful in keeping it creative and healthy, making eating so fun! Thanks!!

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    31. They make an impressive breakfast when you have guests too!!

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    32. thanks so much been looking for a low points recipe for crepes will def be trying it :)

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    33. How many points in the lighter crepe alone without any berries or cream?

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    34. 1 pt, but if you eat two, they are 3 pts

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    35. I just made these crepes but I only had peaches. I also used french vanilla light whipped cream and it was fabulous. Debating if I want to use 2 more points and have another. Thanks Gina for your absolutely wonderful recipes. I'm sharing this blog with everyone I know!!!

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    36. Peaches and Cream sounds perfect!

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    37. Hey darling. I sent the list of the missing ingreds. to my hubby so he can pick it up in the AM before he comes home (he works nights) I have a question would you happen to know how much are these w/the New Points. I am SO loving your recipes. TOTAL live savers. or should I say waist savers ;)

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    38. Just posted, and since posting, I've had great results with fat free milk, so I adjusted the recipe.

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    39. I am Polish and the picture reminded me of the crepes my mom used to make, byt ours were filled with sweet farmers cheese type of a filling. Would you have any idea how to make something like that? Ricotta is not right, too watery. Cottage cheese's curdles are too thick. I guess I can't find the right type of cheese.

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      1. Hi,I'm from Slovaka and when my mom made palacinky,she would fill them with cottage cheese.All you do is whip the cottage cheese with blender,until smooth.She would add raisins to it as well after it was whipped(those were not my favorite,I like hem with jam,or nuttela)
        Hope this will work for you.

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      2. My husband makes pierogi and fills them with farmer's cheese (for those he adds eggs, sugar, a little sauteed onions/shallots in butter).

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      3. It's called quark and I found it in Earth Fare in their cheese section!

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    40. I wish I could help, I'm not really sure what kind of cheese would work. Maybe if you put the ricotta through a cheesecloth to dry it more?

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    41. So good like always, thanks Gina.

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    42. My husband is from Havlickuv Brod, so I couldn't wait to try this on him. He LOVED IT!!! Mahalo (Thank-you) for the ono (delicious) recipe!!!

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    43. I've been drooling over this recipe for days now, bookedmarked in my recipe favorites and waiting to be cooked up! I took a quick peek at your pumpkin crepes and I noticed how similar they were, with the whole wheat flour replacement. I was just wondering if you've ever tried whole wheat for these kinda non-flavored crepes, or do you think using half cup flour and half cup whole wheat would work just as nicely? Let me know your thoughts!

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    44. Coutrney, I've used a blend of whole wheat and white and they were just fine. Enjoy!

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    45. My family is from Hradec Králové, Ceska Republika and I grew up with Crepes as a Sunday breakfast treat (NOT the healthy kind!). Often times we also filled ours with savory meat mixtures but hands down, the best way to have these is with fresh fruit.
      I WILL be making this version for my family, I bet they won't even tell the difference. ;-)

      So awesome to see this "Skinny-fied" version!
      Love your site, Gina!

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    46. Just made these this morning & I must say, they were absolutely delicious!!! I used whole wheat flour & fat free milk, and also used spiced apples instead of berries, since I didn't have any on hand. Sooooo yummy! And very filling! Love your recipes, and my picky 4 year old and hubby do too!

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    47. Kelly Daggett9/13/11, 3:47 PM

      Just curious if anyone has ever tried it with gluten free flour? My co-worker is gluten free and wanted to try to make this for the ladies I work with!

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    48. Its so nice to see that you know czech palacinky. Im from the Czech Republic :) Thank you for your blog, its amazing!

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    49. Never tried this with gluten free flour.

      Eva, that's great to know!

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    50. OMG!!!!I do not like pancakes nor do I like anything sweet for breakfast,but this was soooo good & the kids absolutely loved em'.It's so hard to believe I actually ate healthy this morning,lol Thanks Gina

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    51. Capalinky :) so glad i found ur blog!!! can not wait to try some of the cookies...yummy!

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    52. I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS RECIPE! i can't even

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    53. I just made these with unsweetened almond milk and they were delicious. The almond milk has only 30 calories per cup!

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    54. So, I made these again today and this time filled it with lettuce and tuna salad with light mayo and mustard. Soooo good! Didn't miss the tortilla!

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    55. I was reading through all the comments trying to see if anyone mentioned using frozen berries. Can they be used and just thawed in advance? Thanks in advance.

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    56. Gina I love these crepes but wanted to make them even lighter so I used three egg whites instead of the whole egg and 1/2 tsp of oil instead if a whole teaspoon and didn't put berries or cream inside I just ate them plain. In your opinion would that make each crepe only 1 point or still 2?

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    57. Just tried this :D Yummmm!!! It was so good! I have had crepes before but like yours better cause it doesn't have an eggie taste :D I also used plain almond milk instead of the 1% milk :D

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    58. Anonymous, not sure!

      Thanks Cookie!

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    59. Made these last night for Valentine's Day with my hubby. They are amazing! Definitely worth the time. :D

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    60. Was feeling like fresh berries for breakfast - only had frozen googled ww berry crepes and this is the first recipe that came up! Thawed some raspberries and blackberries and used non fat plain yogurt instead of the cool whip for a most wonderful breakfast! Thanks for another great recipe! I also used Silk Almond milk in the batter, added a nice flavor.

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    61. How many points is it for just the crepe and made with fat free milk?

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    62. What kind of flour did you use? All purpose?

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    63. Delicious!!! I microwaved frozen blueberries and strawberries for the filling- didn't add any sugar. Worked out well for the filling. The whole family loved it!

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    64. Valentina Zenkl10/31/12, 5:38 PM

      WOW!!!!!!! This brought some BEAUTIFUL memories to my mind!!!!! My dad is from Prague also and he always, every Sunday without fail, made Palacinky for breakfast for the whole family!!!! It's a family tradition that I love and hope to keep up with my little ones one day when I have my own kids! I am very much into skinny recipes and healthy cooking now so I loved this recipe that makes some nice and lean palacinky!!! <3 Thank you so so much for this!!!!! =,) You touched a little heartstring right there!!!!

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    65. I often make french crepes (which is basically the same thing) Only I add a little bit of vanilla and cinnamon to the mix and top with yogourt, berries and maple syrup... Once you've had crepes, pancakes just don't cut it anymore. :)

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    66. I am so excited to make these! My family is also from Prague, Ceska Republika!

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    67. Hello! I have been following your amazing web for more than a year and I love it, although it is not easy sometimes to find all the igredients here in Portugal. Anyway Im CZECH and I just discovered you are also a fan of my childhood meal! What a great coincidence. Kisses and Im looking forward for more and more lovely recipies.

      ps: my favourite version is with curd which is mixed with blueberries.

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    68. I made these for dessert for Valentine's day for my husband...and oh my goodness, they are delicious. I made these with strawberries and real whipped cream. Thank you so much for this recipe.

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    69. thank u for your recipes!!!!! looks delicious!!!!

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    70. Your father is from Prague? I'm from Prague too! I love Palacinky!

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    71. I was born in Prague, and these look just like my mom makes them :-)
      Thanks for sharing your recipe with everyone!

      Gabi
      www.livehealtheasy.com

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