Friday, May 8, 2015

Mealtime Magic: Elegant Cherry Crepe Purses

If you plan to celebrate Mother’s Day with a brunch or luncheon at home, why not try making this French café-style dessert that will make her feel extra special?

Kontos Foods, provider of flatbreads, crepes and other ethnic foods, suggests using ready-made, All-Natural, French-Style Crepes to make traditional Apple-Cherry Crepe Purses. This recipe brings together the delicious combination of apples, cherries, a light, delicious crepe and powdered sugar.

Here are the easy steps to surprise and delight your mom, grandmother and all the special women in your life!

Apple-Cherry Crepe Purse

2 Kontos French-Style Traditional Crepes
3 Granny Smith apples, cubed and stewed with a dash of cinnamon
2 cans of cherry pie filling
½ teaspoon of butter
Navel orange peel
¼ cup confectioner’s sugar
Mint leaves for garnish


  1. Cut the apples into small cubes, stew lightly with a dash of cinnamon.
  2. Drain stewed apples, mix with one can of cherry pie filling.
  3. Warm the mixture in a saucepan or in the microwave.
  4. Open your second can of cherry pie filling and lift out cherries. Set the cherries aside for garnish.
  5. Cut a thin orange peel strip from your navel orange peel – making the strip as long as possible – set aside.
  6. Warm your Kontos French-style crepes in a lightly buttered skillet for one minute each side.
  7. Lay each crepe flat. Arrange apple-cherry filling in center of crepe and bring up edges of crepe to center.
  8. Pick up edges of crepe, twist gently to enclose filling.
  9. Tie the orange peel strip around the crepe to form a purse.
  10. Sprinkle with powdered sugar; garnish with four or five cherries and mint leaves. 
Note:  Double or triple the recipe for larger parties. For an extra-special treat, try drizzling with caramel sauce or top with a dollop of whipped cream.

“Even the kids can pitch in to make this simple recipe that will delight mom with a touch of French elegance. Apple-cherry crepe purses are easy to make, so you can spend more time focusing on having fun as a family, and less time in the kitchen,” said Steve Kontos, vice president and owner of Kontos Foods.

Kontos 9-inch French Style Traditional Crepes come six to a pack, in 4.66 oz. zipper packages. Kontos sells its products to retailers and foodservice establishments across North America and around the world. Find Kontos Foods on Twitter @KontosFoods, on Facebook at and on Pinterest at

About Kontos Foods
Founded in 1987, Kontos Foods, Inc. is a Paterson, New Jersey-based provider of traditional Mediterranean foods for restaurants, hotels, food service, retail specialty stores and supermarkets worldwide. The family-owned company specializes in hand-stretched flatbreads, including the Kontos Pocket-Less Pita®, Fillo dough, pastries, olives, gyro meats, and Greek yogurts, as well as nearly 50 varieties of multi-ethnic flatbreads. Kontos, which has over 225 employees and was founded by Evripides (Evris) Kontos with his son Steven, together bring over 100 years’ experience in the premium food industry. The company’s bread and Fillo products are made in the USA. Visit

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