First Published: April 21, 2008… Last Updated: April 18, 2020
This recipe for Cheese Blintzes is made with thin crepes, filled with a lightly sweetened cheese filling, and then are baked in the oven. I like to serve this breakfast casserole with a sweetened blueberry topping.
We used to have a family restaurant in our area called McCarthy’s where they offered an awesome Sunday Brunch. One of the items on their menu was cheese blintzes. I fell in love with them and decided I needed to learn how to make them. Little did I know just how simple they are to make!
These Cheese Blintzes ended up being very easy to make, even though the instruction list seems long, it is not complicated. They also turned out delicious and now make a regular appearance on our brunch table.
What you need to make Cheese Blintzes
Milk: Any type of milk will work here. We only have almond milk in our house, so that is what I used.
Cheese Blintzes are basically a delicate crepe that is filled with a sweetened cheese filling. Once assembled, they can be fried in a skillet, browning both sides, or they can be baked in the oven until they are warmed through.
Making a cheese blintz is very similar to folding a burrito filling into a tortilla. The filling is completely enclosed in the crepe. They are very delicate, so they should be handled with care when assembling them.
Make this recipe your way
Substitute your favorite extract for the almond extract
Substitute ricotta cheese for the cottage cheese
Use strawberries, raspberries, or peaches for the fruit topping, or a combination of your favorite fruits.
Fry the cheese blintzes with a little bit of oil in a skillet for a few minutes per side instead of baking them. Then, serve with fruit topping.
Skip the fruit and serve the blintzes with a sprinkling of confectioners sugar
Eliminate the almond extract and use vanilla extract. Stir in 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest.
Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.
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