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Italian Crispelle with Sweet Fresh Pear and Honey Relish

This is such a fresh, fast and easy dessert or breakfast recipe and is delicious with ice cream, pouring cream or thickened yoghurt.


  • 1 cup plain flour

  • salt

  • 2 whole eggs

  • 280ml milk

  • 50g butter

  • 1 tbsp. honey

  • ½ tsp. gourmet garden ginger

  • ½ tsp. orange zest

  • 2 tbsp. lindeman’s sweet seasons blancello

  • couple of drops of vanilla or 1/8 tsp. vanilla bean paste

  • 3 ripe pears, peeled, cored and diced into 1cm pieces

  • 10 leaves of mint, sliced


  • 1.

    For the crispelle, pour the flour into a bowl and add in the salt. Make a well in the centre and in a separate bowl whisk the eggs and the milk together. Gradually whisk the eggs and milk into the flour and continue to whisk until the batter is smooth and lump free.

  • 2.

    Melt 20gms butter and pour this into the batter mixing to combine.

  • 3.

    Heat a non-stick frypan over low-medium heat, add a little butter to coat the base then ladle in enough crepe mixture to coat the base completely, turning gently to ensure an even thickness. Cook 1-2 minutes until light and golden.

  • 4.

    Turnover and cook for 10-15 seconds. Remove to plate and cover to keep warm. Repeat using the remaining crepe batter. To serve, place the folded crepes onto a plate and top with the fresh pear relish. Serve with a scoop of ice cream.

  • 5.

    To make the fresh pear relish, combine the honey, ginger, zest and the Blancello and whisk until the honey dissolves, add in the diced pears and the chopped mint and toss together, serve this over the crepes.

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