From Memorial Day through the Fourth of July and up to Labor Day, summer in America has everything colored in red, white and blue. Smack dab in the middle of our own patriotic partying is Bastille Day, a national holiday in France and celebrated by Francophiles all over the world. Taking place this year on Sunday, July 14, Bastille Day commemorates the storming of Bastille prison and the end of the monarchy in 1789, and La Fete Nationale has been a red, white, and blue party once a year ever since.
For Bastille Day or any tricolor celebration, here's a recipe that combines
crepes (Melissa's) and creme fraiche from France, fresh fruit from California,
Lucky Leaf for a creamy, fruity, tasty, and fancy holiday dessert. Bon Appetite!
1 package Melissa's crepes
1- 7.5 oz. container of creme fraiche
1-2 Tbsp. honey (to taste)
1 can Lucky Leaf premium strawberry pie filling
fresh strawberries and blueberries for garnish
confectioner's sugar for garnish
For the filling, combine the whipped cream cheese, creme fraiche, honey, and 1 tablespoon of orange zest in a bowl and whip to combine. Taste and add more honey and orange zest to taste.
Assembly line style, lay out the crepes and divide the filling down the center of each one. Take a little of the blueberry filling and spread down one side, and take some of the strawberry filling and spread it down the other side.
Roll up each crepe, and then get as fancy or as simple as you like. I took a clean, food only paint brush and used the pie filling to paint red and blue lines on the top. Then I sprinkled the white confectioner's sugar over the crepes and garnished each one with a slice of orange, a strawberry, and a couple of blueberries. Oooo, la la!!
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