Rating: 3.5 stars
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  • 3 star values: 35
  • 2 star values: 26
  • 1 star values: 10

The great news about this recipe is that the batter can be made up to one day ahead of time. The even better news: the crepes taste tenderer the longer the batter sits. Which means making them ahead actually improves their flavor. You can do most of the other recipe prep ahead of time, too, including slicing the lemon, making the lemon syrup, and whipping up the lemon-honey ricotta. Just be sure to store each component in the refrigerator tightly covered in plastic wrap. So when it comes time for dessert, all you have to worry about is cooking up the crepes themselves.


Credit: José Picayo

Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 30 mins
Serves 6


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a blender, blend the milk, eggs, flour, butter, salt, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of the sugar until very foamy, about 1 minute. Transfer to the refrigerator and let rest, at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day.

  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, boil ½ cup of water and the remaining ½ cup of sugar, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Add the lemon slices and simmer until tender and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes; let cool.

  • Wipe a medium nonstick skillet with butter and heat over medium heat. Add ¼ cup of the crepe batter and swirl the skillet so the batter completely covers the bottom of the pan. Cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Gently loosen the edge of the crepe with a spatula and, using your fingers, flip the crepe. Continue to cook until cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate. (Don’t be disappointed if the first crepe does not come out well; the batter makes enough for 13.) Repeat with the remaining batter.

  • In a small bowl, combine the lemon zest, ricotta, and honey. Dividing evenly, spread the ricotta mixture on the crepes (about 1 tablespoon each) and roll up. Serve topped with the lemon slices and drizzled with additional honey.

Nutrition Facts

380 calories; fat 18g; saturated fat 10g; cholesterol 187mg; sodium 188mg; protein 13g; carbohydrates 43g; sugars 25g; fiber 1g; iron 2mg; calcium 181mg.