Before my pescetarian days I was a HUGE bacon fanatic, but lets be serious, who isn’t?? I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who would occasionally put crumbled bacon on their pillow just to wake up to the scent of it from time to time. Every one does that right? Of course y’all do!
Which is why I’m sharing this simple, yet awesome recipe with y’all. I hadn’t cooked anything, and a few of my friends were coming over. To avoid the judgment of being in bed all day; which is the only obvious thing to do on a Saturday morning when your sons’ grandparents fight over who gets him for the weekend.
THANK GOD FOR GRANDPARENTS!!
I was able to sleep with one leg hanging out the bed and snore like a cow in heat all morning. However, that was interrupted when my girlfriends called to say they were exiting the freeway, which was only 30 mins from my front door. WHY COULDN’T THESE HEIFERS JUST LET ME SLEEP? UGH!
After about 10 mins of calling my [adoring & loving] friends every ungodly name I could think of. I decided to splash some water on my face, pop a mint, and cook something quick. I remember thinking, “Hey! It’s almost noon, I can cook
these heifers brunch.”
I go in to the kitchen, to see what ingredients I have to cook that will make this process quick. I was all over the kitchen; talking to myself…
“Great! I have stuff for pancakes. Ugh, I don’t want pancakes. …. I can make crepes, I like crepes.”
“I have bacon, YES! I love bacon.”
“Oh apples..hmm I should cook these before they go bad.”
“Ooooo bourbon! OH-EM-GEE, Mica don’t have a drink this early.”
Why not? I declare it is okay to have alcohol as early as you would like……
…through food consumption, of course.
When my little koo-koo moment was over, I decided to get it together and create these yummy crepes that I am sharing with you today.
Hooray, for annoyingly proactive friends! Let’s give them a huge applause.
Bacon Apple Crepes
- 1 cup AP Flour
- 2 tablespoons Sugar (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup almond milk
Bacon Apple Filling:
- 6 thick slices of bacon (about 1 ½ cups chopped)
- 2 cups sliced apples (I used 1 small red & 1 medium granny)
- ½ cup fig jam
- ¼ cup bourbon
- 2 tablespoons crushed pistachios (extra for garnish)
- 1 tablespoon blueberries, for garnish (optional)
Mix all the dry ingredients for the crepe batter in one bowl. Then all the wet ingredients in another bowl. Slowly whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Chop bacon, then render (which means to melt down fat) in a hot pan. Cook until golden brown and crispy, then drain. Save some of the fat to cook apples.
Sauté apples for about 1 min then add fig jam and cook until heated through. About ½ a min, literally.
Add bourbon, then let thicken over medium-low heat.
While the filling simmers, start cooking your crepes.
Heat a small nonstick skillet then spray with cooking spray
Add about a ¼ cup of batter to the pan and be sure to cover the bottom of the pan. (You want the crepes to be much thinner than a pancake, literally just enough to coat the pan.)
Cook for about 1 min, on each side. It’s much easier to gently flip the crepe with your hands than with a spatula. So peel the edge of the crepes up with your fingers slowly, if you can lift the entire crepe without tearing it, its ready to flip.
Set aside, while you prepare the rest of the crepes.
Fill each crepe with about 2 tablespoons of filling and a sprinkle of the pistachios; roll the crepe like a burrito/fruit roll up [mmm…fruit roll ups]
Top them with honey or more fig jam, crushed pistachios and blueberries.