17 Dessert Crepe Recipes

a plate of triangular crepes drizzled with chocolate sauce and topped with strawberry and banana slices
Photo: Buckwheat Queen

While fluffy, buttery pancakes have their place at the breakfast table, there's something so elegant about thin, crisp French crepes. They're completely customizable — choose from your choice of fruit and decadent sauces and fillings such as chocolate or whipped cream. Savory crepes are great too, but be sure to save room for dessert (crepes). For sweet inspiration, check out this collection of our 17 favorite dessert crepe recipes.

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Dessert Crepes

Dessert Crepes
Buckwheat Queen

This is the essential dessert crepe recipe. Recipe creator ANN57 suggests adding sugar, lemon, and ice cream or fruit.

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Vanilla Crepes

crepes with blueberry filling and powdered sugar
julieknag

These basic crepes are lightly flavored with vanilla, making them a great base for a variety of sweet toppings. Reviewer kodiano says, "I used Nutella as the filling on the inside...heaven!"

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Creamy Strawberry Crepes

Creamy Strawberry Crepes
Creamy Strawberry Crepes | Photo by Baking Nana.

In this recipe, each crepe is filled with a strawberry and cream cheese filling. It's an elegant way to put ripe, summer strawberries on display.

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Banana Crepes

banana filled crepes with cinnamon glaze
FOODGUI1

Recipe creator Jessican Eymann describes these as, "French crepes filled with a sweet cream sauce over bananas and topped with whipped cream." The cinnamony cream sauce is pure comfort.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Fruit Crepes

chocolate-hazelnut spread and banana filled crepes with powdered sugar and whipped cream
sanzoe

While this recipe calls for pre-made crepes, you can always use the basic dessert crepe recipe for the crepe portion. A simple chocolate-hazelnut spread (such as Nutella) and banana filling takes any crepe over the top.

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Chocolate Crepes

chocolate filled crepes with chocolate glazes drizzle
Cynthia Ross

The mousse-like, chocolate filling for these crepes is made with chocolate pudding mix, instant coffee, and whipping cream. And to top it all off, it's drizzled with homemade chocolate sauce.

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Yummy Apple Cinnamon Crepes

Yummy Apple Cinnamon Crepes sprinkled with powdered sugar
Baking Nana

Part apple pie, part crepe — fall flavors shine in this crepe recipe. "These could be made ahead of time and assembled just prior to serving," says Allrecipes Allstar Baking Nana.

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Cheesecake Crepe Roll-Ups

two crepes with cream and berries on white plate
Trusted Brands

This recipe calls for frozen berries, but Allrecipes Allstar Jennifer Baker suggests using fresh when in season: "I used fresh fruit since it's in season and the filled crepes are delicious. I would be very happy if my family made these for me for Mother's Day (hint hint!)."

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Chocolate Banana Crepes

chocolate, cream-filled crepes with banana slices
sweetserenade

Chocoholics have to try these double chocolate crepes: Chocolate crepes (made with the addition of hazelnut liqueur and cocoa) are filled with sliced bananas and drizzled in a homemade chocolate sauce.

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Chef John's Strawberry Crepe Cake

stacked crepes with whole strawberries and powdered sugar on plate
Chef John

"Using this simple 'crepe cake' technique, you can turn any of your favorite cake fillings into visually stunning, multi-layered masterpieces," says Chef John. "By the way, I say this is simple, not fast, as it does take some time to make and stack all those crepes, but once you get rolling, it goes pretty quickly."

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State Fair Crepes

crepes with chocolates and banana slices on white plate
lutzflcat

This is a crepe take on the classic peanut butter, chocolate, and banana combo. "You find some pretty strange food combinations at state fairs, and this might be one that shows up one day," says recipe creator and Allrecipes Allstar lutzflcat. "These flavors blend harmoniously, and a dollop of whipped cream or scoop of ice cream wouldn't hurt either."

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Gluten-Free Butter Crepes with Orange Blossom Honey Butter

crepes with orange butter and orange zest
Allrecipes Community

"Buttery, gluten-free crepes are served with whipped honey butter. Real butter makes the difference: the crepes are crisp and the topping creamy, all with a hint of orange for an indulgent dessert or brunch," says recipe creator Anonymous.

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Orange Blintzes

orange crepes with powdered sugar
Marianne

Blintzes are of Jewish or Russian origin, and are always filled and rolled, unlike a crepe, which may be served filled or unfilled, rolled or folded. Orange juice and zest bring subtle flavor to this classic treat.

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Love Letter - Crepes

Love Letter - Crepes
lutzflcat

These appropriately named crepes are the perfect way to say, "I love you." Vanilla crepes are filled with a combination of flaked coconut, white sugar, and cardamom for subtle flavor.

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Chocolate Raspberry Blintzes

cinnamon crepes with chocolate filling and raspberries
lutzflcat

Chocolate and raspberry were meant to be, just as you are meant to enjoy these decadent blintzes. Each blintz is filled with a chocolate-berry cream cheese mixture and coated in a cinnamon sugar topping.

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Nutella, Banana, and Whipped Cream-Filled Crepes

crepes with banana, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream on white plate
Buckwheat Queen

"Nutella® crepes are a favorite at the 'roulottes' (restaurant vans) on the Tahiti waterfront," says recipe creator Island Girl. "The chocolate, banana, and whipped cream combination is simply delicious and addictive, too!"

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Dessert Crepes with Homemade Chocolate Sauce

a plate of triangular crepes drizzled with chocolate sauce and topped with strawberry and banana slices
Buckwheat Queen

A homemade chocolate sauce adds something special to these dessert crepes. "Definitely double the sauce. It only made enough to lightly drizzle over the amount of crepes and this chocoholic needed more than a thin line of this rich nectar," says Allrecipes Allstar Buckwheat Queen.

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