What’s on the menu for day two of Pumpkin Week? Our Pumpkin Farmer Cheese Stuffed Crepes with Apple Cider Caramel. This recipe makes for the ideal autumn brunch because it’s tangy, sweet, and pairs perfectly with a mimosa if that’s your thing! Not only do these crepes look and taste amazing, but they’re packed with protein and probiotics from our farmer cheese.
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Pumpkin Farmer Cheese
- 1/4 cup Farmer Cheese
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie seasoning
Apple Cider Caramel
- 2 cups apple cider
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 5 tbsp salted butter
- 3/4 cup Organic Plain Whole Milk Kefir
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- orange Zest
- fresh Raspberries
- Premade crepes
- Caramel Directions: Add the apple cider to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to boil. Allow the apple cider to cook down to about 1/3 cup.
- Reduce the heat and add the brown sugar, butter, whole milk kefir, and cinnamon and increase the heat back to medium-high heat. Continue to cook for 10-15 minutes until the caramel thickens and starts to become dark in color.
- Remove from heat, add the vanilla and the pinch of salt; stir to combine. Set aside to cool, the caramel sauce will thicken a little once it cools.
- Crepes Directions: In a bowl, mix together farmer cheese, canned pumpkin, and pumpkin pie seasoning together and use that mixture to stuff the crepes. Drizzle with Caramel and top with orange zest and fresh raspberries.