If somewhere in the human genome there is a gene for a sweet tooth, then my family has it! We always had desserts and sweets to nibble on when I was growing up and we all still need that little bite of something sweet after each meal. One of my favorite sweet treats that my mama use to make, and one I still love today is taking a piece of apple pie, topping it with a big slice of cheddar cheese and putting it under the broiler until the cheese melted all over the pie. Mama’s apple pies were already delicious, but when she added the cheddar – I was in heaven!
These Apple Pecan Crepes with Cheddar Cheese kind of remind me of that pie, but are quite a bit lighter in calories and texture. The crepes themselves are delicate and delicious, and folded into the crepes is some grated cheddar cheese. The apples are gently sauteed in butter, topped with cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a touch of maple syrup, then placed on top of the crepes. Pecans, chopped and toasted to enhanced their flavor are sprinkled on top, followed by a drizzle of warm maple syrup. Now if that doesn’t get your mouthwatering, then nothing will!