Orange Ricotta Pillows with Lillet Kumquat Compote

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Author Notes: When I was in school a few years ago, one of my favorite desserts we made that took me completely by surprise was a ricotta pie topped with a tangle of candied kumquats. It was that perfect balance of sweet and well, not so sweet, for me. So when I taught a crepe - making class last winter I decided to turn it into a crepe. It's since gone through a few different permutations, and this is my favorite. The kumquats are simmered in a mixture of Lillet, honey, agave nectar, cardamom seeds and cinnamon, and perfectly set off the crepe and its ricotta orange filling. Everything can be made in advance and assembled minutes before serving. But remember to interleave the crepes with wax paper or parchment so they don't stick together, and just reheat the Lillet Kumquat Sauce before spooning over the crepes.TheWimpyVegetarian

Food52 Review: WHO: ChezSuzanne is based in the Bay Area and enjoys her "second career" as a cooking teacher after a lifelong love of cooking, growing, and eating food.
WHAT: Delicate crepes stuffed with ricotta cream and topped with a complex compote that's as easy as simmering with sliced kumquat.
HOW: The crepe batter is a breeze -- you just blend it! And there's no fussy plating, since ChezSuzanne has us simply fold the filling into packages before finishing with a drizzle of syrup.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The creamy ricotta-orange filling contrasts beautifully with the nutty crepes and the herbal notes of the Lillet-kumquat compote. Plus, you can cook everything ahead of time and assemble the pillows just before serving -- now that's smart.
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Makes 8 crepe shells; filling and compote for 4

Orange Crepes

  • 1 cup (4.5 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  1. Using either a blender or whisk, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Add the egg; if using a whisk, make a well and place the egg in it. Whisk the egg and flour mixture together.
  2. Add half of the milk and mix / whisk until a thick batter forms. Add the remaining milk, the warm water, zest, and vanilla extract. Mix / whisk until the batter is completely smooth. Mix / whisk in the melted butter.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour, preferably longer (up to 24 hours).
  4. Remove from the refrigerator, and whisk the batter if it has separated. Heat a non-stick pan with sloping sides over medium heat. Coat the pan lightly with butter or with a paper towel dipped lightly in oil.
  5. When the pan is hot, pour in a small amount of batter using a measuring cup or ladle. Use 1/8 cup of batter for a 6 - 7” pan or ¼ cup of batter for a 9 – 10” pan. Immediately start to tilt the pan to allow the batter to cover the bottom of the pan evenly in a thin layer.
  6. Cook for about 1 minute, or until the crepe bottom turns a golden brown. Flip and cook for another 30 seconds, until the crepe is golden on the second side.
  7. Remove the crepe from the pan to a plate. If stacking crepes for longer than an hour, interleave crepes with parchment or wax paper, slip into a ziplock and refrigerate. Crepes also freeze great!
  8. Lay a crepe out and spoon 1 1/2 tablespoons Ricotta Filling into the middle, molding it into a flat square. Fold the right side of the crepe over the filling; fold the left side over the filling, laying it on top of the first side that was folded over. Fold up the bottom, and the top down, forming a little packet. Repeat for the rest. Place on plates and spoon the Lillet Kumquat Compote over the little crepe packets / pillows.
  9. Take a sip of Lillet. And then another. And try to say Lillet Kumquat Compote fast 3 times in a row....Kidding :-) If you can do it even once, you're a better woman than I.

Ricotta Filling and Lillet Kumquat Compote

  • 2/3 cups ricotta cheese, well drained
  • 1/4 cup softened cream cheese or mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Zest of half of an orange
  • 2 cups Lillet
  • 2/3 cups honey
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons candied ginger, minced
  • seeds from 6 cardamom pods, crushed with a mortar and pestle
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 10 ounces kumquats, thinly sliced and seeded
  1. Make the Ricotta Filling: Combine the first 6 ingredients (through the orange zest) in a small bowl and mix well.
  2. Make the Lillet Kumquat Compote: Combine the remaining ingredients except the kumquats together in a small saucepan, and bring to a simmer. Add the sliced kumquats and continue to simmer for 30 minutes, or until the kumquats are softened translucent.

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3 months ago chumbalina

Hello ! The recipe looks great. I was planning on preparing the crepes ahead of time and perhaps even freezing a couple. Do you think the ricotta filling will keep well in the fridge for upto a week or so ?

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3 months ago TheWimpyVegetarian

You can make the ricotta filling ahead of time, but I wouldn't keep it in the fridge for longer than a week. Excited you're going to try it! Hope you like it!

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4 months ago suzygregory

Thanks for your quick responses! Tomorrow is white Lillet and the hunt for kumquats! Can't wait to try this :)

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4 months ago suzygregory

Oops...also, I have never used kumquats before. Do I need to peel them for this recipe?

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4 months ago TheWimpyVegetarian

You do not. There are seeds, but once you slice the kumquats, just pop them out. In the case of a kumquat, it's just the opposite of an orange in that it's the peel that's sweet. The pulp of kumquats are very tart, so you definitely want the peel included.

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4 months ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Oh, and I hope you like these crepes as much as we have! Just let me know if you have any other questions :-)

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4 months ago suzygregory

I want to make this for Christmas, I think I got the "wrong" Lillet! They apparently make both red and white. For clarification, which did you use in this recipe? I might still have time to switch them :)

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4 months ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I used white. I'm so glad you mentioned that. I didn't even know there was a red! I'm going to make that change to the recipe.

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over 1 year ago Kimbees54

Oh -- this is SOOOOOOO good! Rave reviews from everyone at our brunch from 55 to 4-years-old. This is now in my standard brunch repertoire.

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over 1 year ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Oh, I'm sooooo glad! Thanks for letting me know!!

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over 1 year ago Jaynerly

Lillet is a brand of wine in the US! In the UK its a brand of tampon so it did make me laugh when I first heard of it!

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over 1 year ago TheWimpyVegetarian

How funny, Jaynerly!! I'll bet it gave you pause when you read that ingredient. Clare-Louise Hamel, Lillet is a brand of French aperitif wine. It is a blend of 85% Bordeaux wines (Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle for the Blanc; Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for the Rouge) and 15% macerated liqueurs, mostly citrus liqueurs from the peels of sweet oranges from Spain and Morocco and the peels of bitter green oranges from Haiti. If you can't find it, any light white aperitif wine will work. You can use Sauvignon Blanc, but it won't have the complexity of Lillet. Hope that helps!!

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over 1 year ago Clare-Louise Hamel

Please could someone tell a New Zealander what Lillet is?

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over 1 year ago Clare-Louise Hamel

Please could someone tell a New Zealander what Lillet is?

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over 1 year ago Clare-Louise Hamel

Please could someone tell a New Zealander what Lillet is?

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almost 2 years ago WCmom

This sounds so good but I do not know what lillet is. Would you please let me know. Fyi, I always have luck finding kumquats at Trader Joes. Thank you for responding, Tricia

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almost 2 years ago WCmom

Sorry, I saw your answer from a previous question, can't wait to try!

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about 2 years ago nkddrummer

An amazing and delicious dish! Well done!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

thanks so much nkddrummer! I'm so glad you like it!!

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about 2 years ago sunflourbaking

Kumquats are impossible to find! Do you have any suggestions as to which orange variety would make the best substitution?

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I know kumquats aren't always readily available, even this time of year :-( I would go with clementines or other small mandarin orange. If you can't find them, I'd go with tangerines. With either option, I would remove the skin and chop up the fruit into small bite-sized pieces. I'd love to hear how that works for you!

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about 2 years ago Deborah Mathison

I only had one cup of Lillet left in the pantry, so I added a cup of Patron Citronage Orange Liqueur. Fabulous! I couldn't find kumquats at my super-sized grocery store, so I used the pulp and zest of an orange. I love the cardamom and ginger additions to this recipe, too! Mom's birthday party isn't until 6:00 tonight; I'm hoping I can control myself so there' something left to serve my guests! Thanks for a fabulous recipe ChezSuzanne.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Oh yay! I'm so glad you made these and liked them so much!!! Thanks so much for letting me know.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks again everyone! I so appreciate everyone's comments, and votes!!

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about 2 years ago JSCooks

These remind my of my grandma's blintzes, upgraded. Can't wait to take your recipe for a spin. Congratulations! Well deserved!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much, Jenny! Would love to hear what you think if you try them!!

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about 2 years ago Sagegreen

One word: scrumptious! Congrats, Chez Suzanne.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much sagegreen!

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about 2 years ago StillServedWarm

Susan this dish is so amazing that I can't stop looking at the pictures! I might use them as a screensaver... ;)
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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Wow, Ambra thanks so much! And thanks for your wonderful comments you left on my blog!!!!

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about 2 years ago sexyLAMBCHOPx

Hearty congrats!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

And a hearty thanks back to you sexyLAMBCHOPs!!

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about 2 years ago Kukla

Congratulations Susan! I knew this recipe will be the winner and was glad to vote.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much Kukla! I can't wait to try your lemon-ricotta bars!

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about 2 years ago nll

PS Thanks for introducing the Lillet love it

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Love it too! And thanks so much!!!!

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about 2 years ago nll

WOW what a different delicious elegant recipe, love all the flavors, you deserve the win!!

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about 2 years ago gluttonforlife

Congrats, Susan! A beautiful and inspired treat.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks Laura!! I really appreciate it!!

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about 2 years ago Lizthechef

Woot!!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks Liz!! :-)!

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about 2 years ago Ms. T

Way to go Susan! What an inspired recipe :)

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks Tiffany! I should have invited you up to the house to try them!!

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about 2 years ago Ms. T

Ha ha, I'd be delighted to be your taster any time!

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about 2 years ago gingerroot

Congratulations, ChezSuzanne! I look forward to trying your lovely recipe.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks gingerroot!! I'd love to hear what you think if you make these little beauties.

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about 2 years ago gingerroot

Congratulations, ChezSuzanne! I look forward to trying your lovely recipe.

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about 2 years ago TasteFood

Congratulations, Susan - what a wonderful recipe!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks Lynda!!!

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about 2 years ago mrslarkin

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Team Kumquat in da house! Congrats CS!!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks MrsL!! Yay TK!

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about 2 years ago aargersi

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Congratulations! This really is a great recipe!!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks aargersi! I really appreciate it!!

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about 2 years ago ashleypiersonchasesdinner

Congratulations Susan!! How absolutely wonderful!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much Ashley!!

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about 2 years ago Bevi

Congrats Susan! It's a beauty!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much Bevi!! I really appreciate it and your kind comments on my blog too!!!

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about 2 years ago inpatskitchen

Congratulations on your well deserved win!!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much Pat!!

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about 2 years ago creamtea

Congratulations on your win! these look delicious.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much creamtea!!

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about 2 years ago Jaynerly

Congratulations! This looks amazing!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Hi Jaynerly!! Thanks so much!

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about 2 years ago nannydeb

Congratulations ChezSuzanne! I will make this fabulous recipe soon!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much nannydeb. And I'm planning on making yours! It looks just wonderful!!

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about 2 years ago dymnyno

Congratulations, Susan! Beautiful and delicious recipe!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks Mare!!! And welcome back home!!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Oh wow! I'm thrilled!!!! Thanks so much everyone! I really appreciate it. This is a really great way have crepes, but I can't wait to try nannydeb's fabulous looking cake too!

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about 2 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

Congrats CS, this looks wonderful. I am a kumquat fan - big fan. Well done.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Yay for kumquats!! Thanks so much KB!

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about 2 years ago EmilyC

Congrats ChezSuzanne! I didn't get around to making these over the weekend but can't wait to try them!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Whew! When I didn't hear back I was afraid you'd made them and they hadn't at all turned out. You'll make them when the time is right. No worries. I hope you like them!!

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about 2 years ago Panfusine

congratulations ChezSuzanne..

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks much Panfusine!!

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about 2 years ago fiveandspice

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Congrats ChezSuzanne! These are so lovely! Planning to make a version of them for brunch on Saturday, actually!

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about 2 years ago fiveandspice

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Hi Susan! We just finished eating a batch of these and they were scrumptious! I made sourdough crepes instead of regular, and I didn't actually have lillet (oops), so I adapted the compote a bit. The creamy filling with the bittersweet kumquat topping was just wonderful!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Oh yay!!!!! I'm so happy you made these, and like them so much! Thanks so much for letting me know!

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about 2 years ago boulangere

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Congratulations, CS. This is an exquisitely beautiful recipe. Beautifully done.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much b! I have a whole file of recipes of yours I'm wanting to make!!

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

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Congratulations Suzanne, I love this recipe, it's so delicious. Made it once and will definitely make it again.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I'm so happy you tried these and liked them, Suzanne!!! And thanks so much!

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about 2 years ago Ms. T

Woohoo! Congrats and good luck. This recipe is so creative and looks absolutely delicious!

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about 2 years ago ashleypiersonchasesdinner

Congrats ChezSuzanne!! This looks scrumptous! I 'll be trying soon. I am just dying to take a bite!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks Ashley!!! I wish I had some left :-) Would love to hear what you think if you make them!

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about 2 years ago culture_connoisseur

All I have to say is, thank God they only give us two to choose from! There are some amazing recipes submitted for this contest. This one looks absolutely delicious! I love love love crepes, and will be making this soon!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much! There were some amazing submissions that look wonderful, including the cake this one is in the finalist circle with. I've got a whole list of citrus dishes I can't wait to make now too!!! Hope you try these crepes; they are so so delicious, and crepes are really so easy to make!

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about 2 years ago Shalini

Congratulations Chez Suzanne! You've given me a compelling reason to buy Lillet now, I've always wanted to try it! I wonder if we'll be trying this for brunch or dessert. Can't wait!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks Shalini!! I saw Lillet mentioned in blog posts last spring or summer, and on twitter, and decided I just had to buy some. If you don't have Lillet, this dish also works well with Riesling or a Sauvignon Blanc, but if you see the Lillet, grab it :-)

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about 2 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

I love kumquats - they have to be my fave citrus (don't let oranges and lemons hear me!). The pillows are great - remind me of blintzes. Congratulations.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much KB!! You're on Team Kumquat too - I love your kumquat smoothie jam!

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about 2 years ago hardlikearmour

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Congrats, CS! Glad to see the kumquat getting some love, and I can't imagine a more spectacular way to put them in the spotlight!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks HLA!! Go kumquats! I wanted to test you Shaker Pie or your Chocolate Tangerine Curd , but got home too late. I plan to make them anyway - they just look soooo good.

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about 2 years ago nannydeb

Yikes! What tough competition! These look fabulous! I can't believe I missed this before!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks nannydeb! I love how your cake sounds - many congrats to you!!!

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about 2 years ago Bevi

Congrats! These deserve a spot in the finals!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much Bevi!!

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about 2 years ago fiveandspice

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Congrats ChezSuzanne! I cannot for the life of me figure out how these didn't catch my eye before! Crepes, ricotta, and kumquats? Love, love, love!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I slipped them in the last day - thanks so much, 5&S!!

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about 2 years ago gingerroot

Congrats, ChezSuzanne! I'm so thrilled this is a finalist.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks gingerroot!!

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about 2 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Congratulations! Happy to see your lovely recipe here as a finalist. Variations of saying "kumquat compote" are swirling in my head now! :)

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much BKR!!

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about 2 years ago drbabs

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Congratulations on being a finalist! Great recipe!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much drb!!

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about 2 years ago EmilyC

I had a feeling we'd be seeing your crepes as a finalist this week! Many congrats on an exquisite recipe! Hope to try it soon!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much EmilyC! I'd love to hear what you think if you try it!!

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about 2 years ago drkate

The testing and chef's notes take up just over 3 lines on my page and are cut off mid-sentence. I'd like to see all of the notes. Is there a way to expand them? Even when I click on the "expand" button, nothing happens for me except the notes disappear entirely and the "collapse" button appears.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Hmm. You're doing the right thing, am just guessing something was going wrong earlier. Try again, and hopefully it will work now!

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about 2 years ago AntoniaJames

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What a gorgeous, clever recipe! Love the back story, love the combination of flavors, and love how easy and practical this is. I'm so looking forward to trying it. (And I may well do so for dinner tonight, yes, for dinner, with a salad on the side, as I just made ricotta the other day. I'll reduce the honey in the filling.) Congratulations! ;o)

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much AJ! I had my eye on your orange buttermilk sherbet, but I just got home and missed it. I'm making it anyway - it looks so refreshing and would be perfect with these little ricotta pillows.

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about 2 years ago Meatballs&Milkshakes

Congratulations! Looks lovely!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much CRS!!

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about 2 years ago PistachioDoughnut

Congratulations ChezSuzanne... Recipe looks delightful..

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much Devangi! Hope you have a chance to try it!

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about 2 years ago arielleclementine

love the look of these! so sophisticated and lovely! congrats :)

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much AC!! Everytime I see this photo of you and little Henry, I just smile so big....:-D

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about 2 years ago arielleclementine

aww! thanks :)

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about 2 years ago Panfusine

Sounds great, Love the part about sipping the lillet & trying to make the compote before its all swigged up.. Congrats on the finalist pick, well deserved!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much Panfusine!! I really appreciate it. Lillet all gone :-(

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about 2 years ago Lizthechef

Congrats on being a finalist with such a rock star recipe, Susan!! You always set the beam high, pal.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much Liz!!! I'm totally floored - there were so many wonderful citrus recipes last week.

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about 2 years ago Midge

Yes! So glad this a finalist. Congrats ChezSuzanne.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks Midge! I'm really so excited!

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about 2 years ago mrslarkin

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Go TK! Congrats!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks mrsl!!! Team Kumquat rocks!

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about 2 years ago aargersi

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Congratulations! TK represents!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks aargersi!! Go TK!!!!!!

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

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I knew it, I am making it tomorrow. My ricotta is curding away, got my kumquats. Congratulations!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks! I'm really excited, Suzanne! I'd love to hear what you think when you make it!!

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

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Ok, couldn't wait made it tonight and am I glad I did. Absolutely delicious, I had not had a kumquat since I was a child and frankly wasn't a fan, The kumquat compote was so delicious, I just couldn't get over it, I didn't have candied ginger so I just minced a little fresh ginger in. Made Jenny Perillo's ricotta today. This dessert is so fantastic I am in love. Great, great recipe.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Oh wow, Suzanne! I'm so glad you liked it so much!!! Thanks so much for the endorsement!!!

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about 2 years ago gingerroot

I'm late to the party, but this is gorgeous, ChezSuzanne! What a lovely recipe.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much gingerroot!! You're never late :-)

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about 2 years ago inpatskitchen

SO beautiful!!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks Pat!!

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about 2 years ago SaltHands

This looks totally beautiful! and it involves so many things I love (as in, I will happily follow step 9, since you insist...)

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

And I totally insist :-) Thanks so much SaltHands! Hope you have a chance to make these little guys. And the Lillet is sooo good.

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about 2 years ago Lizthechef

OK, I never truly believed kumquats for for anything but the garnish my grandmother put around the Thanksgiving turkey - you and mrslarkin have convinced me otherwise!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

You're not alone, Liz! I admit they're still a relatively new citrus for me - I fell in love with them when I went to potluck where someone brought a massaged kale salad with sliced kumquats. I fell in love with kale the same night.

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about 2 years ago Midge

What a brilliant dessert. Love everything about it!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much Midge!!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

This is in the testing kitchen, so I can't amend the recipe, but wanted to add a note that if you don't have Lillet, you can substitute a gewerzteminer or reisling for it. And any wine with honey tones to it sings in this.

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about 2 years ago aargersi

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That is gorgeous! Another one for TK! (Team Kumquat)

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Yay TK!!! Thanks aargersi! So glad the little kumquat is getting some respect in this contest :-)

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about 2 years ago calendargirl

Looks scrumptious!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks calendargirl! I'm embarrassed to admit that I ate 2 of them and half of the compote...diet (re)starts today :-)

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about 2 years ago mrslarkin

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Yum! I could dig right into this beautiful dish! Go Team Kumquat!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks MrsL! I love all the kumquat dishes!

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about 2 years ago mylittlekitchen

This looks delicious!!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much, mylittlekitchen!! They were fun to put together :-)

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about 2 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Incredible! Those candied kumquats look like gorgeous orange jewels. This recipe looks like a real winner to me!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks HLA!!! This is, quite obviously, the kumquat recipe I alluded to in my comments to your wonderful kumquat pie recipe.

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Unbelievable, this looks so delicious, a perfect balance of like you said sweet and not so sweet. The crepe is such a wonderful idea. I have to make this. This is fantastic!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

They're really so easy to make too. And while a crepe pan makes it easier, I make crepes all the time without it. Hope you like these little pillows!

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

It immediately reminded me of the Italian cheesecake my mother used to make. She always made a citrus compote she spooned on top and it had this fantastic crust. I could never replicate it, the flavor profile of your lovely pillows reminds me of that, I can't wait to try it. This is going to be a tough one for the editors there are so many outstanding recipes.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I totally agree. I've had a lot of fun looking at everyones submissions this week - so many things I want to try including your citrus curd!!

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I'm going to make this weekend, going to make some more home made ricotta Oh, I can't wait.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much b! I've been wanting to make them since the beginning and I just needed to do it!

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about 2 years ago EmilyC

I agree with boulangere! This looks insanely delicious.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Many thanks, EmilyC! You are all fabulous cooks, and appreciate it!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I meant "I" appreciate it... :-)

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about 2 years ago Bevi

Holy Cow! This is a complete inspiration. And such a lovely, succulent photo.

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much Bevi! I hope you got back home safe and sound! You got out of SF and the Fancy Food Show just in time before the rain hit - good timing :-)

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about 2 years ago boulangere

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Oh my, this is a masterpiece! I can practically taste it right out of your gorgeous photo!

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about 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Yikes, b, I responded with my thanks to you, but don't see it here! Thank you so much for all your support on my cooking!!!!