Berries N Cream Crepes

 

Marionberry Strawberry Syrup served over the most delicious cream filled crepes. #Breakfast at our house is amazing. ohsweetbasil.com

 

Today we are celebrating Little C’s 3rd birthday!! One of her favorite things ever is crepes, so it was no surprise when I asked her what she wanted for her birthday breakfast she replied with, “CREPES!!!!” This little sweetheart has been such an added joy in our family. She is silly, funny, and has the best little imagination. She is always ready to tell us a new story.  As many of you know, it was quite the adventure to get Little C into our family…

 

hospital stay

 

I can’t remember if I ever even shared my pregnancy story. I think I’ve shared bits and pieces. But here is a quick run down. When I get pregnant I suffer from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. It’s pretty much a fancy word for, I get really sick and live in the hospital. With our first I got really sick and did IV therapy, lost a lot of weight, developed insomnia etc, but it ended by 4 or 5 months. With our second I was throwing up before the pregnancy test even showed positive. Thankfully I had a new doctor who, unlike my first who refused to see me until 12 weeks even though I’d already lost 18 pounds, saw me immediately and tested to make sure I was pregnant and then got to work. Over the next 6 months I was in and out of the hospital, got down to a whopping 81 pounds, developed insomnia again and pretty much was done being pregnant.

It was definitely the hardest time in our lives. We had no choice but to rely on the people around us to take care of our little one while I was in the hospital. It’s so much harder than I imagined to just turn your child over to someone and feel like you’re failing as a mom because you’re never there. I couldn’t, and I knew that, but trust me you have to go through it to understand.

 

19 weeks

 

The vomiting (I know, gross) was horrid. There was nothing in me but I couldn’t stop. The air smelled horrible, water felt just as bad, and don’t even mention putting anything in my mouth, it was torture. We learned that HG gets worse with every pregnancy and we were living it. Above I’m pictured at 19 weeks. Just a few weeks after or specialist in the hospital told me that if I lost one more pound and this baby didn’t grow the only other option was to end the pregnancy because it was putting my life in danger. We believe in the power of prayer and the priesthood and we spent the evening praying and my sweet husband gave me a blessing. My steady decline in weight suddenly leveled off the next day and I had not lost even an ounce, and even more importantly our baby girl had grown a tiny smidgen. It was a miracle. Two days that I will never forget or deny the peace and comfort that I felt. We knew that under no circumstance were we going to end the pregnancy. We felt reassured that we were to endure this trial with the little bit of strength we had left, be faithful and that all would be well.

 

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Months later I was feeling much better, only nauseous with occasional vomiting. We were so grateful to be carrying this sweet baby and could not wait to meet her. Our friend, Lisa took some prenatal pics for us and a few days later our Little C was here.  She was 5.1 and 18″. I can hardly believe we are three years later already! She’s still a tiny little thing (most three year olds probably aren’t wearing 18 month clothing), and unfortunately that means we are headed to the doctor to find out if we need to begin testing at Primary Children’s Hospital. But, that’s for another day. Let’s celebrate today!

 

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We are big time crepe eaters at our house. I wish I could say we have an awesome crepe pan like my friend, Savannah, but we are just sticking to the ol’ fry pan until we get a crepe pan. These Berries n’ cream crepes are hands down, 100% our new favorite filled crepe. The hubby and kids usually make this lemon crepe recipe (obviously without the lemon syrup) and fill them with nutella while I usually stick with a little sprinkle of sugar and fruit. Or if we are being a little more healthy we go for our fave protein crepes recipe.

 

Marionberry Strawberry Syrup served over the most delicious cream filled crepes. #Breakfast at our house is amazing. ohsweetbasil.com

 

I’ve gone back and forth about which part is my favorite about this breakfast, or dessert-let’s be honest here, the fact that this is all Cade’s doing and I didn’t have to lift a finger, the creamy, sweet cream cheese filling, or that brown sugar marrionberry strawberry syrup that makes your eyes roll back in your head. And I mean that in the best possible way. These are heaven. Pure berry heaven. I could swim in that syrup and wrap my whole body in those crepes. Things are getting crazy around here.

 

Marionberry Strawberry Syrup served over the most delicious cream filled crepes. #Breakfast at our house is amazing. ohsweetbasil.com

Berries N Cream Crepes

Berries N Cream Crepes

Ingredients:

For the Syrup

  • 2 Cups Strawberries
  • 2 Cups Marionberrys (we used frozen)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla

For the Cream Filling

  • 1 package (8oz) Light cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

For the Crepes

  • 2 tablespoons of butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup milk, (not skim)
  • 3 large eggs

Directions:

For the Syrup

  1. Combine the berries in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a medium saucepan and heat to low heat.
  3. Add the brown sugar and vanilla and bring to a simmer.
  4. Remove from heat and serve with crepes.

For the Cream Filling

  1. Using a bowl and hand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, salt and lemon.
  2. Set aside.

For the Crepes

  1. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt.
  2. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  3. In another bowl, combine eggs and milk.
  4. Whisk to combine.
  5. Add the flour mixture into the egg mixture, add the butter and whisk until just smooth.
  6. Heat a skillet over medium heat.
  7. Spray with non stick spray or melt a little butter.
  8. Add a scant 1/3 cup of the batter, picking up the pan to swirl in a clockwise motion to coat the entire bottom.
  9. Let cook until just starting to brown and then using a rubber spatula carefully flip the crepe.
  10. Cook on the other side until just starting to turn golden.
  11. Serve with a thin layer of cream, roll to close and pour warm syrup over the top.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 crepes, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 252 Calories
  • Total Fat: 10.7g
  • Cholesterol: 74.9mg
  • Carbohydrates: 35.6g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Sugar: 26.5g
  • Protein: 4.8g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

 

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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63 comments on “Berries N Cream Crepes”

  1. I’m finding your site a bit late for the party! I’m sure your lil one is closer to 5 now? I felt such a bond reading about your story as my own little C, who is ironically 3, nearly didn’t make it- & my own pregnancies were spent on Zofran & home IV’s in the dark, praying to smell nothing 😉
    I just wanted to thank you for your thoughtful sentiments about Priesthood & blessings in an honest, but not cheesy easy. I appreciateyour sincerity! Blessings upon your home!

    • Lindsey, thank you so much for your sweet words. Sometimes I start to envy those who think that feeling tired or a little nauseous make pregnancy unbearable. 😉 haha, so glad to know I’m not alone in this. Pregnancy and healthy babies are such a miracle. Xoxo!

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  3. This sounds & looks fabulous! And your family is adorable! Sorry to hear about your rough pregnancies. I can’t even imagine!

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  6. What an amazing story. She truly is a miracle!

  7. You are such a strong woman, she is an absolute angel! These crepes look amazing, I hope she enjoyed them 🙂

  8. What an amazing person and mama you are!! I CAN NOT believe how thin you looked at 19 weeks! Good grief! But God is soooo good! You have 2 beautiful little girls that’s for sure. And these crepes, amazingly delish looking!!

    • Thanks sweet friend. Kind of a crazy time, but that was like the first pic I felt up to getting ready for and then bam, back in the hospital the next day. Oh well, she’s here and I feel so emotional and blessed this week that she’s with us.

  9. Oh my goodness Carrian, this is such a crazy story, what a blessing!!! I’m so glad that it has all turned out as a miracle and that both of you are with us today!

  10. Such a heartbreaking but beautiful story Carrian. You are an absolute warrior and I can’t even imagine what it felt like to be that sick and to be away from your little one. Though looking at the sweet picture of your two little girls makes me think it was absolutely worth it 🙂 Gorgeous crepes too! What a wonderful way to celebrate turning three!

  11. Oh my gosh, Carrian! Reading this brought tears to my eyes! You are such an incredibly sweet and talented girl and I’m so sorry you had to go through what appeared to be hell and back just to have one baby, not to mention the entire ordeal with your littlest girl. You’re so strong and inspiring! And I’m glad that, despite all the scares and trouble and barf, something awesome came out of it. Because usually nothing awesome comes out of barf, just saying.

    I don’t blame your little girl for loving crepes! These look fantastic!

  12. SO glad you shared this story. I was so thankful when you shared with me while I was pregnant. Thank God for your precious miracle. She’s so adorable. Will be praying for the upcoming doctor’s appoint for sweet little C. Love you!!!

  13. You are one tough mommy!! I’m sure your kids would be so proud to learn about your struggles and how you guys rode it all out, with such bravery 🙂

    I need these crepes in my life!

  14. Your girls are super cuties. Risking our lives…that’s what we do for our kiddos. Thanks for sharing.

  15. I had no idea you have had such rough pregnancies – you are amazing, Carrian! What a miracle your two sweet little girls are. I have a 5-year old who would die for crepes on his birthday (it’s on Saturday!). Thanks for the idea. 🙂

  16. Carrian!!! Holy cow! I had no idea!!! Seriously, all moms go to heaven. 🙂 You are amazing and your family is beautiful. You are a rockstar for going through that twice. And . . . the crepes look delicious! 🙂

  17. Wow, what an unbelievable ordeal, Carrian! Looks like it was all worth it for that precious little girl, though. She’s adorable, as is her big sister. Thank you so much for sharing your story, and these beautiful berry crepes!

  18. What gorgeous little girls you have! I can’t even begin to imagine what you went through when you thought you were going to lose her, but I imagine it makes every day all the sweeter…even more so when there are crepes to celebrate with!!

  19. the crepes look wonderful. you have a lovely family!

  20. Those crepes are almost as awesome as the priesthood. 😉 xoxo

  21. What an amazing story, children are such a blessing. The crepes look great and I hope y’all have a wonderful day celebrating your little cutie pie!

  22. Carrian, you are the most amazing mom! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story and I am so glad everything worked out. Your two love bugs are adorable! Can I come for crepes?

  23. Thank you for sharing. I am a follower of your blog, and love your food recipes, but didn’t know we belong to the same church! I have one daughter, and went through the IV home health care until around 4 1/2 months. We were not blessed with more children, but are so thankful that we have her – she is so much our joy! If I may ask, are you RH negative? I was always told that this is why I was so sick, and almost lost her. You didn’t mention it, so I am just curious. Thank you, again, for sharing your story, and many blessings to you, your family, and your little one!
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  24. I had no idea about your birth story! How crazy! So happy that you’re both alright and she is just adorable 🙂 Oh and these crepes look amazing. I’ve always been a little intimidated by crepes but you make it look pretty easy.

  25. Happy Birthday to Little C!!! 😀 Sounds like she is a true blessing!

  26. Wow, what a story! And thank goodness it has such a happy ending. Littles C and P are lucky to have such devoted parents who sacrificed so much for them!

    By the way, these crepes look amazing, I love that it was C’s birthday request! 🙂

  27. You’re a gem!!. Thanks so much for sharing your story with us! Those two little girls just SHINE!! I want to come over and eat crepes with those smiling faces!

  28. I seriously just teared up reading this sweet post. I had no idea what you went through and I am so thankful and blessed for your family. Your girls are absolutely the cutest little things.

  29. Oh Carrian what a sweet love story! You and your girls are just beautiful. I can’t imagine going through all of that!!
    And these crepes, YUM!!

  30. What an incredible miracle. God is soo good! Glad you both made it through and can celebrate what a miracle it all was.

  31. What gorgeous girls! these crepes look incredible!

  32. Your little girls are just precious!

  33. Wow what an incredible story! You’ll be celebrating today, no doubt!

  34. Such a sweet girl! Happy birthday to her!!! I hope she has a fabulous day.

  35. Your girls are so cute! I can’t even imagine how tough that pregnancy must have been on you and the rest of your family. But what a little sweetie you got at the end! 🙂

    Happy Birthday to your girl!

  36. Your girls are so pretty and so cute! I can not believe your birth story though, that is so rough! You are one tough girl!

    These crepes look awesome. Crepes are a HUGE favorite around here and we LOVE making them!