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Blintz Pancakes with Blackberry Sauce

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Blintz Pancakes with Blackberry Sauce Delicate crepes with sweet creamy ricotta filling and tangy blackberry sauce make a fabulous breakfast. Surprise your family this weekend with a decadent morning treat!

Blintz Pancakes For Special Occasions

Today, I’m sharing these amazing Blintz Pancakes on behalf of my sweet friend Joanne from Fifteen Spatulas. When Joanne gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, a few blog buddies and I came together to host a virtual baby shower for her!

These Blintz Pancakes with Blackberry Sauce not only make a drool-worthy breakfast, they also double as a dazzling dessert. They offer such wow factor, no one will ever know how quickly you pulled them off.

Warm Weather Brings Food Together

Last winter, our life was bustling with activities. Weekend trips, school events, business meetings, catching up with friends after the holidays… A seemingly endless, and gingerly balanced, checklist of responsibilities and squeezed-in fun.

Now that the weather is warming, we find ourselves stopping, almost involuntarily, to soak up some sunshine. Taking time to sit out on the deck with cocktails, light conversation, and laughter. Strolling through the neighborhood (or woods) as a form of serene exercise.

Life is Good in the Sun

Especially early spring, before all the kids’ end-of-school activities pick up pace.

We smile more in the spring and summer. We capture moments that we somehow seemed to miss under the blanket of cold gray in winter months.

We enjoy each others’ company, cherishing the little things that tend to annoy us when we’re all cramped up in the house.

It’s amazing what 70-degree weather and blooming tulips will do!

Eventful Family Breakfast 

One of my favorite family moments is the deliciously uneventful relaxed weekend breakfast.

These breakfasts seem almost magical in the springtime with the doors and windows all open to the fresh morning air.

We sleepily make mimosas, omelets, bacon, dutch babies… Yet if we’re really lucky, we have all the ingredients to make creamy Blintz Pancakes with Blackberry Sauce.

Blintz Pancakes are a variety of Blini, or Russian style crepes. They are extremely thin and light egg-based pancakes that cook quickly and are pliable for folding or rolling.

Blini + Cream 

Blintz Pancakes refer to Blini that are rolled with fruit, cream, or cheese filling.

The creamy filling is a blend of ricotta cheese, cream cheese, a little sugar, and lemon zest. Rich, yet not overly sweet. Just a whirrr of the blender and the filling is ready.

The fresh perky blackberry sauce is a simple “dump and stir” recipe that can simmer while the pancakes are cooking.

Blintz Pancakes Ingredients

For the Pancakes:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter + extra for pan
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sweet Ricotta Filling:

  • 12 ounce ricotta cheese
  • 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Blackberry Sauce:

  • 4 cups blackberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

How to Make These Crepe Pancakes

These simple Blintz Pancakes take very little time to prep and cook, making them a perfect weekend breakfast with an unforgettable appeal.

  1. Start by making the blintz batter in a blender. Give the batter time to rest while preparing the creamy filling and sauce. This will help make the pancakes soft and supple.
  2. Then start working on the cream mixture for filling the blintz. 
  3. The Blintz batter is poured over a hot buttered crepe pan or wide skillet, then swirled into a thin 8-inch circle.
  4. It takes only a minute or two until the center is cooked through. Then place the Blintz on a plate, scoop the cream filling into the center, and roll.
  5. When you have two or three Blintz Pancakes ready, put them on a plate, scoop warm tangy blackberry sauce over the top, and hand them to your favorite person in the whole wide world.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a blintz?

This is a popular jewish traditional dish of a rolled pancakes, (usually) filled with a sweet cheese filling or mixed fruit. 

Are crepes and blintz the same thing? 

These two pancake varieties are very similar. They are both a thin pancake type. However, blintz are usually always filled with a sweet cheese or fruit while a crepe can be eaten on its own, or stuffed with a savory or sweet filling.

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Blintz Pancakes with Blackberry Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Blintz Pancakes with Blackberry Sauce Recipe. The simple blini recipe is filled with sweet creamy ricotta filling then topped with fresh blackberry sauce.
Servings: 12 pancakes


For the Blintz Pancakes:

Sweet Ricotta Filling:

Blackberry Sauce:


  • Place all the ingredients for the pancake batter in a blender. Puree until very smooth. Then let the batter rest while you prepare the filling and blackberry sauce.
  • For the sweet ricotta filling: Place the ricotta, cream cheese, sugar and lemon zest in a blender mixer. Blend (or beat) until very smooth, then set aside.
  • For the blackberry sauce: Place the blackberries, sugar and cornstarch in a sauce pot. Heat over medium and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes, then crush about half of the berries with a wooden spoon. Stir and remove from heat.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet or crepe pan to medium heat. Once hot, brush a little butter over the pan and pour 1/4 cup pancake batter on the hot surface. Quickly swirl the batter around to form a thin 8-inch circle. Cook for 1-3 minutes, until the center is solid to the touch.
  • While the pancakes are hot, spoon approximately 3 tablespoons of ricotta filling over the warm pancake and roll it up. Place 2 or 3 rolled blintz pancakes on a plate and spoon warm blackberry sauce over the top. Garnish with sliced almonds or powdered sugar if desired.



NOTE: The batter, filling, and blackberry sauce can all be made 2-3 days ahead. However, cook and fill the pancakes immediately before serving.


Calories: 263kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 78mg, Sodium: 365mg, Potassium: 207mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 545IU, Vitamin C: 10.3mg, Calcium: 132mg, Iron: 1.1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Russian
Author: Sommer Collier

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38 comments on “Blintz Pancakes with Blackberry Sauce”

  1. Yum! These are so delicious! My kids loved this recipe!

  2. This was so good!! Such a great day starter!

  3. This was my first time making blintz pancakes, but they turned out amazing. Even my mother in law liked them. ;)

  4. Everything about these are fantastic! So deliciously tasty and easy to make too!

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  7. Looks amazing! Do you not flip these when cooking? Thanks for a response!

  8. I just want to say that you shared a really informative article with us.

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  10. These look beautiful and so yummy!

  11. What a beautiful dessert! Delicious too!

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  18. I’ve been making the same filling for my crepes for over 30yrs and our family loves these topped with fruits.

  19. Sommer! Thanks so much for celebrating James, me, and Pete with such an amazing recipe! I was so surprised when I woke up and saw all the posts, you all are so sweet. I can’t wait to make these Blintz Pancakes, for me and Pete, and someday with James! Someday we’ll cook the whole virtual baby shower together :) xoxo!

  20. I haven’t had blintzes in years – what a special treat! I 

  21. These are beautiful, summer. I want to spoon that blackberry sauce over everything! Thank you so much for joining in on this celebration!

  22. Wow, I’d forgotten how much I like blintzes until I saw these! My mom has made them for holiday breakfasts — so good. I need to make these. :-)

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  24. Wow, weekend breakfasts sound magical at your house. Can I come over?!

  25. A perfect recipe for me to spoil my boys with!

  26. Umm these are so beautiful, Sommer! What a great dessert/breakfast/brunch idea!!! Thank you for joining in on the shower for Joanne!

  27. these are beautiful Sommer!

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  29. These look beautiful and so yummy!

  30. What a beautiful dessert! Delicious too!

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