“Real” Crêpe Bretonne with Maple Salted Caramel and Apples

Breakfast and Brunch / Pancakes

Manon's Crêpe Bretonne
10 portions


For the Crêpe Bretonne

  • 3 large eggs
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 20g pure maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate flavour)
  • 8g table salt
  • 500g wholemeal or buckwheat flour
  • 175g salted butter, melted
  • 1 litre whole milk
  • Dash of Calvados or brandy (optional)
  • Extra butter for cooking

For the salted maple syrup caramel

  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 100ml pure maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • 100g salted butter
  • 200ml double crème
  • 2 tsp sea salt


To cook the crêpe

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, sugar and maple syrup then add half the milk and whisk.
  2. Add flour, salt and melted butter and stir until smooth. Add the remaining milk and Calvados.
  3. Heat a frying pan on medium and melt a knob of butter until it bubbles. Using a ladle, pour batter into the centre of the pan and swirl to evenly coat the base.
  4. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side until lightly browned.
  5. To serve, place crepe onto a warmed plate and fold in half, then half again.

To make the caramelised apples

  1. In a small pan, gently heat the maple syrup and butter. Add in prepared apples and cook for about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove pan from the heat, add double cream and sea salt and stir together to fully coat the apples in sauce.
  3. Spoon caramelised apples and sauce over crepes and enjoy!

No one does crêpes quite like the French! This homemade pancake recipe sticks to tradition but benefits from the addition of a special ingredient: Canadian maple syrup. Incredibly simple and irresistibly sweet, these maple syrup pancakes serve as the perfect start to your day.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about maple

The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

Maple spread doesn't contain any butter or dairy products

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple spread comes from the sap of the maple tree that’s all.

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