Cherry Crepes Recipe

Black Forest Cherry Dessert


Cherry crepes is the perfect crepe recipe when you're seeking romantic dinner ideas. Inspired by German Black Forest Cherry Cake, it features a unique chocolate crepe batter recipe with a sweet and tart cherry filling. It's perfect for Valentine's Day but don't save it for a special occasion. Make the crepes ahead of time and surprise your loved one with this special dessert on a week night. If you're in a hurry, simply substitute cherry pie filling for the homemade filling below.


  • 2 cans of tart cherries in juice
  • 2 tbsp of granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp of cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp of Kirsch (cherry brandy)
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Grated semi-sweet chocolate
  • chocolate crepes
  • Chocolate sauce

Drain both cans of cherries, reserving juice. Add kirsch and pour juice into a large skillet, reserving 3 tablespoons of the liquid. Heat skillet to medium and bring liquid to a simmer. Add sugar and let dissolve. In a separate bowl, combine reserved juice and cornstarch. Combine until cornstarch dissolves. Add slowly to simmering juice until sauce thickens (about 3 minutes). Add cherries and let simmer for 2 minutes.

Divide cherry mixture among 4 chocolate crepes, saving some for the final garnish. Drizzle chocolate sauce over crepes. Top with vanilla ice cream if desired and add cherry sauce on top. Finish with a grating of semi-sweet chocolate. Serve immediately. 

Quick Fix: If you're in a hurry, simply heat two cans of cherry pie filling (for 4 servings, one can for just 2 servings) and divide among the crepes. As above, save some of the filling to top your ice cream. Add a dusting of grated chocolate or cocoa powder and you're ready to serve.

Yield: 4 servings (1 crepe each)

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