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Cajeta Crepes with Toasted Pecans

Cajeta Crepes with Toasted Pecans

Crepas de Cajeta con Nuez

Recipe Yield

10 12 9-inch crêpes

Cooking time

1 hour 50 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.25 from 4 votes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
  • Pinch Kosher or sea salt or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Extra butter to oil the pan
  • 2 cups Cajeta or dulce de leche
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon rum optional
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped and toasted, to garnish
  • Vanilla ice cream optional

To Prepare

To make the Crepes:

  • In a small pan, heat the butter over low heat until it melts. Set it aside. Place flour, eggs, milk, sugar, salt and melted butter in the blender and purée until smooth, for about 10 seconds. Add water and blend again until smooth. You can also mix the ingredients by hand, following the same order.
  • Place batter in a container, cover and refrigerate for at least half an hour, up to 12 hours. Once ready to make the crêpes, whisk the batter well with a fork or a whisk.
  • Set a crêpe pan or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for a couple of minutes. Butter the bottom of the pan and ladle about ¼ cup of batter onto it. Instead of working from the center to the sides, tilt the pan and pour the batter over one side and spread it as quickly as possible to the rest of the pan, so that it covers the entire surface.
  • Cook for about 20 to 25 seconds, until edges are cooked and begin to dry out and the bottom of the crêpe is lightly browned. With a small spatula or fork, lift one edge of the crêpe and turn it over quickly with your fingers. Cook the second side for about 10 to 15 seconds, or until it has lightly browned. Flip the crêpe onto a plate.
  • Repeat with the rest of the batter. After 3 or 4 crêpes, you may need to butter the pan again. If it isn’t a nonstick pan, you may need to do it for every one. Stack crêpes on top of each other with the first, darker side down. That darker side will become the outer layer of the crêpe once you fill them up or fold them.
  • If you aren’t going to use all of the crêpes at once, or if you are making them ahead of time, wrap them in plastic wrap and place them in a closed plastic bag and store in the refrigerator up to 4 days, or in the freezer for weeks.

To make the Sauce:

  • Pour the cajeta and the milk in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring and gently simmering it for a couple of minutes until it is completely mixed together and well dissolved.

To Assemble:

  • Place a crêpe on a plate and spread a couple tablespoons cajeta sauce all over the surface. Fold crêpe in half, add a couple more tablespoons of sauce into the middle of the half-moon shape. Fold the crêpe again to make a triangle shape (with a rounded bottom) and pour a few more tablespoons of sauce on top.
  • Garnish with the toasted pecans and serve. You may want to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream too…


4comments inCajeta Crepes with Toasted Pecans

  1. Yashodara

    Aug 02

    I don’t drink alcohol or rum can I skip it?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 05

      Absolutely, no problem!

  2. Paul

    Apr 09

    Can condensed milk be substituted for Cajeta?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 09

      It could Paul, but they have different flavors and even consistencies. Why don’t you try to make your own cajeta at home? It is really easy, look! Enjoy!

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