Gingerbread Crepes with Ginger Cranberry Compote

These gingerbread crepes with ginger cranberry compote are the perfect winter dessert. Full of fluffy vanilla mascarpone filling and ready in under an hour!

These gingerbread crepes with ginger cranberry compote are the perfect winter dessert. Full of fluffy vanilla mascarpone filling and ready in under an hour!

Until this summer when I made buckwheat crepes with strawberry rhubarb compote I had never made crepes. I always thought they would be super complicated to make and they wouldn’t be worth the time. Well, I was wrong. I said it then and I’ll say it again – crepes are better than pancakes. PLUS you can stuff them full of vanilla bean mascarpone filling, then put more filling on top and then top it all off with a flavor packed ginger cranberry compote.

Basically they’re heaven.

These gingerbread crepes with ginger cranberry compote are the perfect winter dessert. Full of fluffy vanilla mascarpone filling and ready in under an hour!

Now because it’s almost Christmas I totally went for the whole gingerbread feel for these crepes. Plus, because I make every meal based on how it will look in photography, I decided it had to have cranberries on top. I needed a punch of color to brighten up these pictures and add a bit of “christmastime” flair.

These gingerbread crepes with ginger cranberry compote are the perfect winter dessert. Full of fluffy vanilla mascarpone filling and ready in under an hour!

Oh and before I forget I need to tell you all about my handy dandy Anolon Advanced Umber 9.5 inch crepe pan that I used to pull this entire dish together. Now I know you’re probably thinking “no I don’t want to buy a crepe pan” but stop thinking that! It seriously made making these crepes a breeze. The pan was lightweight enough to easily pick up and swirl the batter but heavy duty enough to stand up to my giant bowl of crepe batter. Seriously I knocked out my crepes in less than 15 minutes. I would like to think that it might be some sort of speed crepe making record but I don’t want to brag.

These gingerbread crepes with ginger cranberry compote are the perfect winter dessert. Full of fluffy vanilla mascarpone filling and ready in under an hour!

Now just remember – if you can make pancakes you can make crepes. PLUS they are perfectly acceptable to eat room temperature so you don’t have to do that awkward “rush to get everything done at the same time so its all piping hot” routine. Make your batter and while it resting start the cranberries and filling. Then while the cranberries are cooling you can make the crepes and then throw it all together and boom dessert…or breakfast.

Get the full Gingerbread Crepes with Ginger Cranberry Compote recipe on Anolon!

{Looking for more gingerbread treats? Try my Paleo gingerbread blondies, gingerbread white hot chocolate or my chocolate orange gingerbread cake!}

Disclosure: This recipe was sponsored by Anolon. As always all opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.

30 Responses to “Gingerbread Crepes with Ginger Cranberry Compote”

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    Celia at Chicago Jogger — December 9, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Yum – I agree with you, crepes are better than pancakes! Your gingerbread version looks so good. I also have a crepe pan and it’s definitely worth it 🙂

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    Marye — December 9, 2015 at 8:28 am

    These look wonderful, they would make a perfect Christmas morning breakfast!

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    Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom — December 9, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Oh my, these are just stunning! I can not stop dreaming about the incredible flavor combo this is!! I will be making ASAP~

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    Serene @ House of Yumm — December 9, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Beautiful! Love the idea of gingerbread crepes. And the cranberries on top are beautiful!

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    Julie @ Willow Bird Baking — December 9, 2015 at 8:54 am

    I had to pin these the moment I saw them! I love gingerbread and I WANT THAT PAN. I would make ALL the crepes if I had that thing!!

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    Jerry — December 9, 2015 at 9:44 am

    We were just talking about trying out a few crepe recipes, and this one just hit the top of that list! Thanks for sharing. And I’ll second wanting that pan.

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — December 9, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Genius combo! I will never say no to a crepe especially when a cranberry compote is involved!

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    Cynthia | What A Girl Eats — December 9, 2015 at 9:48 am

    What a great idea! Love it for an elegant dessert or breakfast for the holidays!

  9. #
    Trish - Mom On Timeout — December 9, 2015 at 10:29 am

    These are just gorgeous! And I know – totally delicious! Yum!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — December 9, 2015 at 11:24 am

    I love the gingerbread flavor of these crepes! They would make a wonderful Christmas morning breakfast!

  11. #
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — December 9, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Crepes are the best! Love these flavors!

  12. #
    Julia — December 9, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I could wake up to this on Christmas morning!! This is beautiful.

  13. #
    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — December 9, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    We have crepes for Christmas morning every yet, looks like I have a new recipe to use this year! YUM!

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    Laura @MotherWouldKnow — December 9, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    The idea of a gingerbread crepe is so enticing. Add the compote and the mascarpone filling, and I’m drooling. What a combination!

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — December 9, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    How did you know that crepes are my most favorite breakfast ever? BUT, Gingerbread crepes? This is just a whole new level of goodness. love the cranberry with it too – pinned!

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    Amanda | The Chunky Chef — December 9, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Oh yum!! These look so festive and delicious 🙂 I’ve never made crepes before, but you made it sound so easy 🙂

  17. #
    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — December 9, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    This flavor combination is out of this world delicious! I wish I had a plate of these for dinner right now!

  18. #
    Jennifer Farley — December 9, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    What an amazing flavor combination!

  19. #
    Elena — December 9, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Holy smokes this looks amazing!

  20. #
    Megan Keno — December 9, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Crepes are easily one of my favorite breakfast foods, I love the festive twist! They look amazing!

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — December 10, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Oh I think you totally get bragging rights here! These look amazing. And dessert-breakfast blends are kind of the best. Why wait until the end of the day to have dessert, right? 🙂

  22. #
    Dani @ The Adventure Bite — December 10, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Yum! I can eat homemade cranberry sauce by the gallon. This looks like a perfect vessel for my leftovers this morning. <3 <3

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    The Food Hunter — December 10, 2015 at 9:54 am

    i love the cranberry compote on this

  24. #
    Melanie | Melanie Makes — December 10, 2015 at 10:34 am

    These look absolutely amazing, Brandy – the perfect holiday breakfast!

  25. #
    Tonia from TheGunnySack — December 10, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    These look beyond amazing! It’s been way too long since I’ve had crepes!

  26. #
    Cookin Canuck — December 10, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    I totally agree that crepes are better than pancakes and I am totally digging this gingerbread cranberry combination!

  27. #
    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — December 11, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Crepes are totally my jam. The gingerbread flavors paired with that vanilla marscapone filling sounds like heaven on a plate!

  28. #
    tanya — December 12, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Those cranberries DO pop in these gorgeous pictures! I love the flavor of these crepes, so festive and fun!

  29. #
    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — December 13, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    I still haven’t made crepes but these gingerbread ones look exceptional. And thanks for the tips on the crepe pan. MEOW!

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    Jamie | My Baking Addiction — December 14, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    I want these for breakfast AND dessert! So perfect for the holidays.

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