Orange Blossom Crepes

Orange Blossom Crepes

Nothing livens up a dinner party more than a dessert being flambéed at the table. Combined with this simply delicious cream cheese filling you are sure to round off the dinner with a booming success.

1 pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup finely chopped toasted almonds
6 to 8 cooked crepes
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup orange liqueur
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
2 tablespoons cognac, warmed
2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds
Orange sections (optional)


[1] In small mixing bowl, mix cream cheese with milk, and almond extract. Add finely chopped almonds. Spread onto center of cooked crepes. Roll up and set aside.

[2] In large skillet or chafing dish, melt butter; stir in sugar and lemon juice. Dissolve cornstarch in orange juice. Add orange-juice mixture, orange liqueur, and grated peel to butter.

[3] Cook on low heat, stirring constantly, until thick and translucent. Put filled crepes in skillet or chafing dish of hot orange sauce; heat to boiling. Pour warm cognac over all. Ignite with long match. Spoon flaming sauce over crepes.

[4] Garnish with toasted sliced almonds and orange sections, if desired. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 to 8 crepes.