Recipe: grilled pineapple crepes

Recipe: grilled pineapple crepes

Grilled Pineapple Crepes
2 cups flour
2 1/2 cups milk
3 eggs
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
Vegetable or canola oil (for pan)

1 (3 to 5 pound) whole pineapple
Melted butter or margarine

Whisk together the flour, milk, eggs, 2 tablespoons melted butter, sugar, salt. Refrigerate batter up to an hour before making crepes.

Heat outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Twist off crown of pineapple, cut into halves, then quarters. Trim ends, remove core and carefully slice off shell with a sharp knife. Cut into slices and brush lightly with melted butter. Grill about 4 minutes on each side.

Heat an 8-inch skillet to medium-high heat. Drizzle a small amount of oil in the hot pan and spread around with a paper towel. Pour about 1/2 cup of batter into the pan and quickly swirl so batter evenly coats bottom of pan. Cook until batter starts to set along edges and bottom turns light golden and slightly crisp. Turn pancake with a spatula and cook until lightly golden. Remove to a warm plate and repeat the process with remaining batter.

When all crepes are made, lay several slices of grilled pineapple along center of each crepe, fold over, roll up and serve.

Makes 12 to 14 crepes.

NOTE: You can top pineapple with a simple sauce made with low-fat vanilla yogurt mixed with a bit of cinnamon or brown sugar or sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon sugar before rolling up.

Approximate values per serving (2 crepes): 396 calories, 13 g fat, 119 mg cholesterol, 11 g protein, 61 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 159 mg sodium, 29 percent calories from fat

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