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Detail of Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes



Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes


A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.


Blue Lemonade

I'm sure you have heard of pink lemonade, but blue lemonade? They are actually quite similar in flavor, but the color is what makes this lemonade special. If you prefer, you can use all blueberries or blackberries if that is what you have on hand. Either fresh or frozen berries work well in this recipe. For a more dramatic color, simply add a few drops of blue food coloring. This lemonade can be made well in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to three days before serving.

4 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
Zest and juice from 6 large lemons
1/2 cup blackberries
1/2 cup blueberries

Mix together 2 cups of the water and the sugar in a medium heavy saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium high heat and cook for five minutes, or until the sugar dissolves and the mixture thickens slightly. Mix in the remaining water, lemon zest and juice. Remove from the heat. Let cool to room temperature. Puree the blackberries and blueberries in a food processor or blender. Add the berries to the lemonade mixture and let sit for at least 30 minutes, or up to several hours at room temperature. Strain well to remove the seeds and skin from the berries. Chill until ready to serve.

Makes 8 servings.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Sitting Time: 30 minutes
Chilling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes






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