Kosher Frozen Blintz Soufflé (Dairy) Recipe

Blintz souffle
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  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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"While Jews probably began making blintzes hundreds of years ago in Poland," surmises Giora Shimoni, "they only began to use frozen blintzes to make this blintz souffle recipe in 20th-century America."

Baking the cheese-filled crepes into a sweet egg and sour cream-based custard is an ingenious way to doctor them into a crowd-pleasing casserole. Starting with frozen blintzes cuts down on the fuss and makes this a quick dish to prepare.

Of course, if you're feeling ambitious—and indulgent—you can make the blintzes from scratch, or use a mix of cheese and ​fruit-filled blintzes!

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • 12 cheese blintzes (frozen)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (or 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (more or less as needed)

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F/175 C. Pour the melted butter into a 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
  2. Arrange the blintzes in a single layer in the baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add the sour cream, sugar, vanilla, and orange juice (or orange juice concentrate) and mix well.  Pour the egg mixture over the blintzes. Sprinkle lightly with the cinnamon.
  4. Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes, or until the soufflé is set and golden brown on top. Allow​ it to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

    Make It a Meal

    A rich casserole like this one calls for light, fresh accompaniments. Offer a vibrant soup, like a ​roasted carrot, apple, and celery soup to start. Then, serve a snappy heirloom tomato salad with goat cheese and arugula alongside the blintzes. Fresh fruit salad makes an ideal dessert, but if you want to offer something more elaborate, try some dairy-free sugar cookies

    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 300
    Total Fat 24 g
    Saturated Fat 13 g
    Unsaturated Fat 7 g
    Cholesterol 155 mg
    Sodium 234 mg
    Carbohydrates 10 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Protein 12 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)