Butter and Rum Crepes

Butter and Rum Crepes

Happy Friday!  You will be happy to hear that my family is feeling much better this week.  Thankfully our colds were pretty mild and we recovered quickly.

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was a real treat!  We made crepes!  The official name of the recipe is Butter and Rum Crepes, Fancy and Plain.  I believe the “fancy or plain” designation comes from whether you make the sauce or serve them plain.  You can also optionally fill the crepes with lemon curd (I did not).

Rather than making basic crepe batter, this recipe gives the crepes a bit of flavor with the addition of lemon and orange zest, and a splash of rum.  The sauce is made from honey, orange juice, lemon juice, and butter.  I served the crepes with vanilla ice cream, just because it sounded good.


I loved these crepes!  I enjoyed the subtle citrus flavor of the crepes, and the honey-citrus-butter sauce was so delicious.  I even got to dust off my hardly-used crepe pan!  Eating these made me wonder why I don’t make crepes more often; they are easy to make and so yummy.

My husband thought these were OK.  I think he would have liked them better with chocolate sauce rather than the honey-citrus sauce.  My daughter ate one plain (with a bit of sugar) and she really enjoyed it.

Semi-off-topic question:  How do you all take photos with spoons in them and NOT catch yourself in the reflection of the spoon?

I hope you all have a great weekend!



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13 responses to “Butter and Rum Crepes

  1. I had the same reaction as you as to why have I not made these more often. Gosh we enjoyed them. I was a bit intimidated when I started, got a bit lucky and then realized even if they had broken to bits- Dorie’s recipe still would have tasted delish. That is inspiration to make them again. And love the ice cream – yum !

  2. I thought this recipe was wonderful too! I loved the citrus flavor that came through in each crepe! Love how you served them with ice cream…a perfect accompaniment! Happy Friday!

  3. Even when it is sub zero, I am always up for a scoop of ice cream 🙂
    I always think that about crepes too – so easy, but I don’t think about them enough.

  4. Ice cream! What a great idea.
    Mine didn’t turn out, but did love the vanilla citrus sauce I made. Seeing all of the successes, I guess I need to try these again. Glad you’re all on the mend!

  5. I love that so many people enjoy this crepe simply. It is so flavorful in itself. Glad you and your daughter liked it.

  6. Ah, a fellow crepe pan owner. For me this is the first time I actually used the pan for crepes. I will be making these again for sure. Nice job.
    oh, as far as the spoon photos, I never noticed before, but I’ll let you know if I have an answer.

  7. I found these more challenging than I expected. I think I might need to invest in a crepe pan. I love the taste of crepes and would like to try making them more often. I’m glad to hear your family recovered so quickly!

  8. I was not a fan of the sauce, so I think serving the crepes with vanilla icecream was a perefct idea.

  9. These crepes were delicious. We enjoyed them at my house.

  10. Ice cream – another great idea! I used nutella and strawberries with a touch of whipped cream. Re the spoon – try different angles – move around the plate set-up and see what happens or look for old non-shiny spoons in an antique shop 🙂 or move it partially underneath the plate

  11. The crepes were wonderful! I am glad that you all recovered from your colds and were able to enjoy this recipe! As for the spoons I have the same question! I always capture myself in the spoon and I have tried every angle!!

  12. I’m glad you’re all feeling better. Your crepes turned out beautifully! I am wary of catching myself in reflections, too, but haven’t come up with a solution yet, either.

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