Crepes With Cherry Compote

If you’ve been in a grocery store lately, you’ve seen the mounds of delicious summer cherries for sale at peak season prices. I picked up a bag last week, but my husband and I were having trouble getting through the entire bag.

I decided to whip something up that would help us use up this yummy fruit.

My grandfather started a crepe shop in San Francisco many years ago, and I can remember many a weekend morning my dad being down in the kitchen whipping up a batch of light and delicious crepes with whatever fruit we had around.


My grandfather


My strapping dad outside of the crepe shop

Since it’s basically in my blood, I decided to whip up some crepes and pair them with a decadent cherry compote. Here’s the recipe!

You Will Need:


A handful of fresh cherries, pitted and sliced

1 Tablespoon honey

¼ cup water

Dash cinnamon

Combine your ingredients in a small sauce pan and simmer on medium to high heat until the liquid is completely red and the cherries are tender.



1 cup flour

2 eggs

½ cup milk

½ cup water

¼ teaspoon salt plus 2 Tablespoons butter, melted

Zest of half a lemon

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and the eggs. Gradually add in the milk and water, stirring to combine. Add the salt, butter and lemon zest; beat until smooth.

Heat a lightly oiled non-stick pan over medium/high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.


Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes. Loosen with a spatula; turn and cook the other side. Serve hot.


Finish them off with a dusting of powdered sugar or a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!