1 Recipe Lemon Crepes - cooked on one side
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 cup chopped and toasted almonds, divided
2 tablespoon butter
Directions - Lemon Blintz Recipe:
Wash and grated lemon zest from 1 lemon. Squeeze lemon juice. In a small bowl, add lemon zest, lemon juice, and sugar to cream cheese. Beat mixture until light and fluffy. Gently fold in drained orange sections and half of the almonds.
Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese into the center of the browned side of each crepe. Fold your blintz in thirds (one edge to the center covering the cheese mixture, then the opposite edge to the center - overlapping in the middle). At this point, the blintz will resemble a rolled shape. Next, fold each open end of the blintz to the middle. Blintz should now resemble a square or pocket shape.
In a large skillet melt butter. Add folded blintzes, seam side down, and brown lightly. Turn and brown other side. Sprinkle browned blintzes with remaining almonds.
Recipe yields about 8 blintzes.