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Apple Crepes with Hot Cranberry Syrup

Ingredients - Crepes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup milk
2 eggs
3 Tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch salt
Ingredients - Apple Filling
6 fresh tart apples -- peeled, cored, and sliced 1/4 inch thick
2 to 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar (depending on variety of apple used)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
2 Tablespoons lemon juice with freshly grated zest
6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
Ingredients - Hot Cranberry Syrup
1 cup white sugar
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups cold water
2 cups fresh cranberries
1 or 2 drops red food coloring (optional)

Crepes: Sift together flour and sugar in a small bowl. Combine remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add dry mixture and beat until smooth. Lightly grease a 6-inch non-stick skillet over medium/high heat. Coat the bottom with about 3 Tablespoons of batter, spreading to cover the bottom of the skillet. Cook until crepe is lightly brown; flip and quickly brown the other side. Stack between layers of parchment or waxed paper until all crepes are cooked. Makes a dozen.

Apple Filling: Prepare the apples and place in a large bowl. Combine the sugar and spice with the cornstarch and sprinkle over the apples. Coat the fruit well. Melt the butter over a medium flame/heat and add the apple mixture. Saute several minutes until juices emerge, lower flame/heat, and continue to simmer until apples are "tender crisp" -- maybe 5 minutes more (again, depending on the variety used). Turn off flame/heat, cover apples, and hold warm.

Hot Cranberry Syrup: Combine sugar with cornstarch and mix well. Add cold water and stir over medium flame/heat until sugar begins to dissolve. Add cranberries and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to a low boil and continue cooking as cranberries begins to burst and mixture thickens nicely, approximately 5 to 7 minutes more. Add 1 or 2 drops of red food coloring if the cranberries haven't provided enough color.

To serve: Fill each crepe with 2 to 3 spoonfuls of warm apple filling, fold to center, adorn with beautiful red cranberry syrup, and garnish with a sprig of edible greenery. Enjoy!

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