Pumpkin Crepe Cake
with 2018 Viognier

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This recipe pairing came about from one of my wine tasting days where I have different foods out to taste with different wines to find out what flavor profiles work together. I had made a chocolate chip pumpkin bread and the 2018 Viognier paired excellent with it, but I wanted a fancier dessert for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday and found this recipe.

 It looked pretty and sounded delicious, and it did not disappoint!

Shannon Brown

Recipe and Printing

Pumpkin Crepe Cake

with 2018 Viognier
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 376kcal
Author: Shannon Brown
Wine: Viognier

Ingredients

For the crepes:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

For the pumpkin pastry cream:

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves

For optional garnishes:

  • 2 ounces salted caramel sauce
  • 1/2 cup cream, whipped softly with 2 Tbsp. powered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp toasted pepitas

Instructions

To make the crepes:

  • Place the eggs, milk, flour, butter, and salt in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Allow the batter to rest for 20 minutes.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Pour in 2 to 3 tablespoons of batter, swirling the pan to cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes to brown the other side.
  • Transfer the cooked crepe to a wire rack to cool, then repeat until you have used all the batter.

To make the pumpkin pastry cream:

  • Place the yolks, sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Heat the milk in a small pot until small bubbles form around the edge, and wisps of steam are rising from the surface.
  • Add the hot milk to the egg mixture, a little at a time, whisking to combine.
  • When all the milk has been added, transfer the mixture back to the pot and place over medium-low heat.
  • Cook the pastry cream, whisking, until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  • Pour the pastry cream through a fine mesh strainer, into a heat-safe bowl. (Use the back of a ladle to press the mixture through the sieve.)
  • Press a layer of plastic wrap directly onto the surface, and refrigerate until completely cool. (about 2 hours).
  • Whip the cream and powdered sugar together until stiff.
  • Fold the whipped cream, pumpkin, and spices into the pastry cream.

To assemble the pumpkin crepe cake:

  • Place a crepe on a serving platter, and top with about 2 tablespoons of spiced pumpkin pastry cream, spreading it in an even layer.
  • Top with another crepe, and repeat until all the crepes and filling have been used.
  • Drizzle caramel sauce on every other layer and over the top.
  • Garnish with salted caramel sauce, sweetened whipped cream, cinnamon, and toasted pepitas (optional).

Notes

Inspired by Allie at Baking A Moment.

Nutrition

Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 3234IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guarantee.

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This recipe looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it now that things have slowed down after two weddings within three weeks.

Blessings,
Betty

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