Pancakes (Crepes) with Mascarpone Cream & Cranberry Compote

Pancakes (Crepes) with Mascarpone Cream & Cranberry Compote

Further to my little guide on How to Make Classic Pancakes comes this divine recipe for Pancakes (Crepes) with Mascarpone Cream & Cranberry Compote. It is an easy yet very impressive treat not only for Pancake Day but also sweet breakfast or brunch, Valentine’s Day dessert or simply “just because”!

I absolutely love this gorgeous dessert! Once you’ve made your pancakes and are full of lemon and sugar version or even the ones with my delicious lemon curd, you’ve got to give these a go.

The great thing about them is that they literally take no time whatsoever especially if you use the pancakes and fruit compote you’ve made earlier. Filling takes only minutes to prepare and pan frying doesn’t take long time at all before you can enjoy these gorgeous, soft parcels of deliciousness filled with sweet vanilla mascarpone and topped with slightly tart cranberry compote. Heaven! I’ve used my delicious Cranberry Compote with Rosemary to serve with my pancakes but any fruit compote with a bit of tang will do here or even simple jam!

Pancakes (Crepes) with Mascarpone Cream & Cranberry Compote

Mascarpone cream filling is a doddle to make and is absolutely delicious with wonderful hint of vanilla going through. I have used my homemade vanilla sugar but you can simply add some vanilla extract or seeds scraped out of the vanilla pod to your standard caster sugar instead. However, for those interested in making your own vanilla sugar, here is a little guide.

Vanilla Sugar How-To!

If you are just starting take one vanilla pod, split it in half, scrape all the lovely seeds out of both halves and pop them together with a pod itself onto a glass jar (rather large) which you then half fill with caster sugar. Give it a bit of a mix and shake and that’s it. All you need to do from now on is to pop any “used” woody vanilla pods you use for baking, desserts etc. onto the jar and add some more sugar. You add, you use, add, use, as simple as that! 🙂

Pancakes (Crepes) with Mascarpone Cream & Cranberry Compote

Really good thing about these pancakes is that they can be prepared well in advance (filled and folded) and stored in the fridge until it’s time to fry. That makes them perfect for when you’re entertaining or even to have ready in the fridge for when the family demands something sweet. 🙂 So next time you are making pancakes (crepes) make sure you make more than you need just to be able to make this dessert and I hope you like it as much as we do!

If pancakes are your guilty pleasure, try my American style Easy Healthier Pumpkin Pancakes which would be a delicious alternative!

Pancakes (Crepes) with Mascarpone Cream & Cranberry Compote

Yield: 8-10

Pancakes (Crepes) with Mascarpone Cream & Cranberry Compote


  • 8-10 Pancakes (find recipe HERE)
  • 250g Mascarpone or Mascarpone Light
  • 4 Tbsp Vanilla Sugar or caster sugar +1 tsp vanilla extract or seeds out of 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 egg yolk (optional)
  • some unsalted butter or ghee for frying


  1. Make pancakes as per recipe link above.
  2. Put mascarpone, vanilla sugar and egg yolk into a bowl and mix together until smooth with hand blender or wooden spoon.
  3. Spread generous tablespoon of mascarpone cream onto each pancake and fold in half and in half again to form a triangle shape.
  4. Fry in butter on both sides until warmed up and golden.
  5. Serve warm with fruit compote!
  6. Enjoy!

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  • Reply Corina Blum

    These are gorgeous Jo! I love your pancake recipes this year – they are just so tempting! Thanks so much for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice x

    February 8, 2018 at 6:43 am
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Corina! 🙂 They are definitely there to tempt lol so I’m glad it’s working 🙂 x

      February 8, 2018 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Eb Gargano | Easy Peasy Foodie

    YES PLEASE!! These sound amazing…I love fruit compote…and it’s so good on pancakes 😀 Love your idea to add mascarpone into the mix too – delish. Thanks for linking them up to #CookBlogShare. Eb x
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    February 8, 2018 at 4:15 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Eb! One is coming your way! 🙂 I know, fruit compote (of any kind) is so lovely with pancakes and so underestimated really. Mascarpone cream is simply lush as a filling here too! x

      February 12, 2018 at 10:48 pm
  • Reply Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    These are just brilliant Jo! I just love how vibrant the cranberry jam is that you’ve used and I can imagine that it teams perfectly with the creamy pascapone filling! Yum! Thankyou so much for linking up with #BakingCrumbs,
    Angela x
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    February 11, 2018 at 12:24 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Angela! And thanks for letting me to link them up with #BakingCrumbs 🙂 The cranberry compote is simply divine here as not too sweet and a bit sharp, works wonders against sweet and creamy mascarpone filling. x

      February 12, 2018 at 10:51 pm

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