How to Heat Premade French Crepes

By Fred Decker

Crepes are not especially difficult to make, but they can be fussy and time-consuming. Like many other foods that fit the same description, they are best made in a large batch, on a day when you have time, and then frozen for later use. Buying premade crepes from your local market can save even more time. In either case, you'll need to thaw, separate and heat your crepes before using them.

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Crepes can easily be made ahead and reheated.

Step 1

Thaw the crepes overnight in your refrigerator if possible. Otherwise, use your microwave's defrost cycle to carefully thaw the number of crepes you'll need. Once they are partially thawed, you can separate them for individual heating.

Step 2

Preheat your oven to its lowest setting. Set a plate on the rack, lined with wax paper.

Step 3

Microwave a thawed or refrigerated crepe for 20 seconds on high. Turn it over and microwave for a further 10 seconds. The crepe should be hot to the touch. If not, continue in 10-second intervals until it is.

Step 4

Transfer the warmed crepe to your waiting plate in the warming oven. Microwave a second crepe, increasing the time if necessary.

Step 5

Repeat until all the crepes have been warmed. Fill and serve them according to your favorite recipe.