Polish Crepes (Nalesniki)

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  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons flour

Apple Filling

  • 2 large tart apples
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs


  1. Crepes: Beat eggs.
  2. Mix sugar, salt and flour well together and stir quickly into the eggs.
  3. Add milk and beat hard. Have ready one or more heavy six inch crepe pans, lightly buttered and well heated.
  4. Pour just enough batter into each to cover the bottom of the pan when it is tilted and swirled.
  5. Shake the crepes over the fire until they are slightly browned on the bottom and firm to the touch on top. Do not turn. Put them aside to cool. This may be done several hours before serving.
  6. Apple Filling: Cook apples with sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. Mash apples slightly until it resembles course applesauce. Cool.
  7. Fill crepes and roll up. Place on buttered baking dish and brush well with melted butter. Mix sugar with bread crumbs and butter and sprinkle over top.
  8. Bake in 350 degrees F oven for 20 minutes.

16 to 18 crepes; serves 4.

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