Gluten Free crepes with white cheddar, maple spiced apples, and salted coconut caramel sauce…
Cue the drool!
How do you do with the sweet and savory combo? Like, could you just ravage a bag of chocolate covered pretzels, or would you rather keep your sugar away from your salt and your salt away from your sugar? Deez crepes are all about sweet and savory flavors getting along famously in holy crepetramony.
Get it? That’s like matrimony, but for crepes.
Let’s keep going.
I have so much to say about this crepetramony, so let’s start with the savory portion of this recipe: CHEESE.
I made these easy gluten free crepes, and sprinkled some aged white cheddar over them while they were still cooking in the hot pan.
I love using Kerrygold’s Reserve Cheddar both for snacking on and for sprinkling in/on/around my crepes because it has a nice deep nutty flavor. The rich flavorful cheese makes scrumptious melty delight within the folds of your crepe. And then we do things like add a little sweet to our salty bliss.
Have you ever made salted caramel? It can be a bit of a task, but I located an easier AND healthier version of the tasty sauce. I borrowed Faith’s Salted Coconut Caramel Sauce from her blog, An Edible Mosaic, and simply omitted the butter because I didn’t have any on hand. The caramel is cane sugar-free and dairy-free as long as you leave the butter out. It tastes just like regular caramel, and even has the same consistency. Epic.mind.blow.!! Have a gander at it:
But wait, there’s more…
I made an apple topping for these crepes, which is sweetened with pure maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and spiced apple cider. So when all’s said and done, you end up with a cheesy crepe with spiced apple topping and salted caramel drizzled all over it. Serve these crepes with a dollop of Greek yogurt or homemade whipped cream, and you’ve got yourself a dessert that hits all the texture bases and satisfies both your sweet and salty cravings.
P.S. While these are definitely a decadent fall dessert, there’s not a lick of cane sugar in the whole thing. So eat 12. But just kidding, because the recipe only makes 6. So make a double batch. For real.
P.S. These are calorie-free.