Inside Disney’s Morocco Pavilion is The Restaurant Marrakesh. This World Showcase restaurant served a yummy dessert called Crepes Atlas. This Disney dessert is one of the retired Disney food, but the Disney recipe lives on.
The Morocco Pavilion was added to World Showcase on September 7, 1984. Disney Morocco is sponsored by the Kingdom of Morocco. the Morocco Pavillion’s location is between the Japan and France pavilions.
The Morocco Pavilion
The Morocco Pavilion was designed to look like a Moroccan city with a realistic Minaret. King Hassan II actually sent Moroccan artisans to design and create the many mosaics.
Islamic Religious Beliefs
Due to Islamic religious beliefs on the content of art, the mosaics contain no representations of people. Since the buildings of the pavilion have a great religious significance, the lights on the pavilion do not light up during the IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth firework show. To keep a balance, during the firework show performance, Norway also stays dark during the show.
The Disney Morocco Pavilion is the only pavilion in which the country’s government aided in the design. The Moroccan government sponsors the pavilion, whereas corporations hold the sponsoring rights on every other pavilion in World Showcase.
Restaurant Marrakesh is one of three restaurants in the Morocco Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase at Walt Disney World Resort. the other two restaurants are:
- Tangierine Cafe which serves hummus, various salads, rotisserie chicken, Baklava along with beverages including coffee, mint tea, slushies, beer, and carbonated beverages
- Spice Road Table which is described as featuring “ Mediterranean small plates,” or tapas, and features both indoor and outdoor seating by the lagoon.
The Restaurant Marrakesh serves a menu of Moroccan and other Arabian dishes for both lunch and dinner. Dishes include both chicken and seafood pastilla, harira, a variety of couscous and kebabs, fish tajine, merguez, and semolina pasta.
The Crepes Atlas is a retired dish from Restaurant Marrakesh. This sweet Disney dessert was a favorite amongst Disney’s World Showcase fans.
Crepes Atlas featured an apple filling with this cinnamon honey glaze. Then this Disney desert was served with vanilla ice cream. This Epcot dessert was a winner in Disney recipes!
Check out these other World Showcase recipes:
For the crepes:
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
For the filling:
- 2 cups apple pie filling
For the sauce:
- 1 cup honey
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter a baking sheet and set aside.
Heat a 5 to 7 inch skillet over medium heat.
Combine eggs, flour and salt in a large bowl.
Add just enough of the milk to make a smooth paste.
Add the remaining milk, stirring until there are no lumps.
Whisk in the melted butter.
Ladle or pour just enough crepe batter to cover the pan with a thin layer (about 1/4 cup) and quickly rotate pan to distribute the batter evenly.
Cook over medium heat until the edges of the crepe curl up and brown slightly, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Using two spatulas, flip it over and cook the other side for 1 to 2 minutes.
Remove to a plate.
Pour batter into pan for the next crepe.
Meanwhile, spoon 1/4 cup apple pie filling down the center of the cooked crepe.
Roll up the crepe and place it on the prepared baking sheet.
Continue preparing crepes in this fashion until the batter is gone.
Add the hot melted butter to the honey and cinnamon and stir with a fork.
Pour the honey mixture over the crepes.
Bake 5 to 8 minutes, or until the crepes are warmed through.
Remove from the oven and transfer to individual plates.
Drizzle crepes with pan sauce and serve with vanilla ice cream sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 408 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 81mg Sodium: 318mg Carbohydrates: 82g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 60g Protein: 6g
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