These delectable crepes are filled with cottage and cream cheese, topped with condensed milk, then baked. It’ll be no surprise when everyone raves about your crepes!

Crepes on a plate

Looking for plain crepes? Skip the cream cheese filling and check out this perfect crepe recipe!

What Are Crepes?

Crepes are thin pancakes that are generally considered to be French in origin. Unlike regular pancakes, crepes are made without a rising agent or leavener. As a result, crepes are thin, flat, and dense — but still incredibly yummy.

Although crepes are easily enjoyed on their own, they are the perfect canvas for sweet or savory toppings/fillings (such as chicken crepe pockets or Nutella crepe cake). In this recipe, the filling is indulgently creamy and smooth, while the outer edges of the crepe are crispy and caramelized. Swoon!

How To Make The Best Crepes With Cream Cheese Filling

This crepe recipe takes about 15 minutes of prep time and only one hour total to make — but it results in an insanely delicious dessert. It is without-a-doubt “the best crepe recipe.”

  • Prepare the crepe batter: In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, and flour together until smooth. Continue stirring while adding the milk and oil.
  • Fry the crepes: Pour the crepe batter into a non-stick skillet. Lift up the pan with one hand and shift it side to side to evenly coat the bottom of the pan. The crepe should be thin, but not see-through. Once the crepe is almost fully cooked, flip it.
  • Make the filling: Combine the cream cheese, cottage cheese, and condensed milk with a mixer.
  • Spread the filling: Spread the cream cheese mixture on one side of the cooked crepe, then fold the crepe into a roll. Repeat until all the crepes are filled and rolled.
  • Transfer the crepes: Place all the crepes in a baking dish. Pour condensed milk over top.
  • Bake the crepes: Bake the crepes at 350°F for at least 30 minutes. Serve them hot!

Hot tip: Cook the crepes faster by simultaneously using two non-stick skillets!

Tips To Make 100% Ful-filling Crepes

Do you want to make crepes that deserve a place in an authentic French bakery? Follow these tips to perfect your technique and achieve an absolutely divine result.

  • Adjust the baking time: For more caramelized edges and flavor, bake the crepes for a smidge longer than 30 minutes. Keep baking until they reach your desired crispiness. Remember to keep a close eye on them so they don’t burn!
  • Preheat the frying pan: Preheat the pan on medium heat until it’s sizzling hot. Preheating sets you up for success!
  • Oil the pan initially: With the first crepe, use spray oil to coat the pan. You’ll only need to spray once because the crepes already have oil in them.
  • Use a blender: To make the process easier, use a blender or hand mixer to mix the ingredients. If the batter becomes slightly foamy, gently tap the bowl on the table a few times and wait a few minutes for the bubbles and foam to dissipate.
  • Portion out even amounts of batter: To make sure the crepes are even, use a 1/4 measuring cup when pouring the batter into the frying pan.
Crepes on a plate

Crepe Filling Variations

We love changing up the filling to match our cravings! Explore more flavors by trying any of these delicious crepe filling ideas.

  • Fruity: To make blueberry, raspberry, or strawberry crepes, add in your favorite berries independently or mixed with the cream cheese crepe filling.
  • Citrusy: For a slight citrus flavor, add a splash of lemon juice and lemon zest to the cream cheese filling.
  • Chocolatey: Who doesn’t love the taste of Nutella as a sweet crepe filling?
  • Vanilla: Add a satisfying teaspoon of vanilla extract to the cream cheese for a caramel-like flavor.
  • Savory: For savory crepes, opt for ham and cheese!
  • Spiced: For a hint of spice, add in a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg to the filling or on top of the crepes!
  • Peanut butter: Up your protein intake with a filling of peanut butter and sliced bananas.

Hot tip: Go a step further and put toppings on your baked crepes. Ice cream, greek yogurt, whipped cream, powdered sugar, maple syrup, and/or chocolate drizzles are perfect!

Serving The Crepes

These crepes with cream cheese filling are best served hot out of the oven as a dessert or for breakfast. For a full breakfast spread, pair them with the classic breakfast sides. Make this breakfast quiche or potato mushroom breakfast to balance the sweetness of the crepes with savory goodness. Or, satisfy your cravings and make a big side of air fryer bacon to indulge in.

Prepping the Crepes Ahead of Time

If you’re looking to make these crepes ahead of time, the best solution is to whip up the batter and filling, then store them separately in the refrigerator. Right before frying the crepes, give the batter and filling another quick mix in case the ingredients separate. Then, fry the crepes, fill and roll them up, and get to baking.

Storing & Reheating The Crepes

These crepes are going to be eaten up faster than you think — but because it’s so easy to make a large batch, you’ll want to store some crepes for later. Follow these tips on how to store the crepes in the fridge or freezer, then let’s discuss how to best reheat them.

  • Refrigerator: To store for up to one week, place the cooled crepes in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Freezer: To freeze for up to two months, layer the cooled crepes in an airtight container with plastic wrap or wax paper. Defrost in the refrigerator.
  • Reheating: For the quickest reheating option, pop the crepes in the microwave. For a crispier crust, use a skillet. And for a replay of the original taste, reheat the crepes in the oven at 350°F.

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.