Apple Blini

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Makes 8
Prep 15 m
Stand 20 m
Cook 21 m



  1. 1 of 5 In a blender, combine milk and eggs; blend until mixed. In a medium bowl, whisk all-purpose flour and next 3 ingredients plus 1/4 tsp salt. Add to milk mixture and blend until smooth, scraping down sides if any flour sticks. While blending, add boiling water, oil and lemon juice. Let stand 20 minutes.
  2. 2 of 5 Meanwhile, core apples and, on a mandoline or handheld slicer, cut apple halves into 1/8-inch-thick slices. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 3 tbsp butter over medium. Add apples, brown sugar and 1/8 tsp salt and cook 5 minutes, until softened.
  3. 3 of 5 For blini, melt 1/2 tbsp butter in a 10-inch skillet over medium to medium-high. Add a scant 1/4 cup batter and swirl skillet so batter coats bottom. Cook 30 seconds, until top is dry, then run a silicone spatula under pancake and carefully flip (the first -- just like when making regular pancakes). Cook 30 more seconds and transfer to a plate, covering with a kitchen towel to keep warm. Repeat until you have 8 blini, then add 1/2 tbsp butter to pan and cook 8 more.
  4. 4 of 5 Place 1 blini on a plate and mound 1 tbsp apples on one quadrant. Fold in half and then in half again. Repeat with all blini and apples. Top each 2-blini serving with a few tablespoons of whipped cream.
  5. 5 of 5 Tip: Prepare pancakes and stack them. Wrap well in plastic and refrigerate up to a week or freeze up to a month. If frozen, thaw overnight in the fridge. Gently reheat in the microwave while preparing apple filling.
Nutrition Information for Apple Blini
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Per Serving: 22 g sugar, 8 g pro., 205 mg sodium, 6 g sat. fat, 44 g carb., 343 kcal cal., 15 g Fat, total, 4 g fiber