Delicate french crepes filled with orange curd topped with sweetened mascarpone cream come together for the perfect dessert! These orange crepes are an easy recipe guaranteed to impress your guests every time!
4 egg yolks
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons orange zest
pinch of salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature and cut into 6 pieces
8 oz mascarpone, softened
4 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Make crepes according to recipe
Create a double boiler with a large sauce pan and a heatproof glass or metal bowl. Fill the large sauce pan with 1-2″ water and heat until water is boiling. Reduce heat to a simmer and place bowl on top.
Add egg yolks, sugar, orange juice and zest to the bowl and whisk to combine. Continue to whisk constantly until the curd cooks and the mixture thickens. The curd should resemble hollandaise sauce. This takes about 10 minutes.
Remove the bowl from the double boiler and whisk in butter one tab at a time. Pour orange curd into a separate bowl. Cover with plastic wrap to avoid the curd forming a skin.
Fill the crepe with 1-2 tablespoons of orange curd. Spread in a thin layer across the crepe and fold into quarters. Top folded crepe with sweetened mascarpone, orange segments, confectioners’ sugar or more orange curd if desired.
To make the sweetened mascarpone, combine all ingredients in a small bowl until fully incorporated.
Keywords: crepes; orange curd; breakfast; dessert