Sometimes breakfast for dinner is the right answer after a long day of work. The breakfast-for-dinner ingredients are often less expensive, easier to prepare and quicker to clean up. They are not as heavy as pastas and meats, and have fewer calories than standard dinner fare. So why not serve up some light and airy crepes with sautéed apples one night this week, kick your feet up and watch a movie with the kids. Your kids could help to prepare the dinner so mom can take a break— you deserve it!

Apple Pie Crepes

The perfect treat when dessert is desired. This is full of apples, and lends the perfect end to any meal.

1 tablespoon butter
1 cup apple juice, divided
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 apples, sliced and chopped
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon corn starch
4 pre-made crepes, such as Melissa’s crepes

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup apple juice, brown sugar, apples and cinnamon; stir until well combined. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until the apples are softened, stirring often.

Combine the cornstarch and the remaining apple juice and then mix into the apple filling. Cook, while stirring, for 1-2 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Assembly suggestion: Lay a crepe out flat. Spoon about ¾ cup of filling onto the bottom one-third of the crepe, from edge to edge, and then roll it up.

Cut the rolled crepe in half and serve

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 crepe)
Nutrition Breakdown: Calories 230 , Fat 4g (0.5g saturated), Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 80mg, Carbohydrate 49g, Fiber 4g, Protein 1g, Potassium 160mg, Phosphorous 17mg.
Percent Daily Value: 4 Vitamin A, 15% Vitamin C, 2% Iron, 0% Calcium
Carbohydrate Choice: 3 Carbohydrates
Diabetes Exchange Values: 1 Fruit, 1 Starch, 1 Other Carbohydrate, 1 Fat

Photo provided by Kim Beavers