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Crêpes Suzette

Crêpes Suzette

Crêpes Suzette are pancakes filled with orange-flavoured butter (butter and sugar mixed with Grand Marnier), caramelized in a pan and soaked in orange-flavoured syrup. This is an modified version of the recipe invented by Auguste Escoffier.

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Last modified on: February 28th 2013

For 4 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
39 min.9 min.48 min.
Preservation: Crêpes Suzette do not keep.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #1 Squeeze the juice of 4 oranges. This should give you about 300ml.
Stage 2
2 min.
Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #2 Add to oranges juice 3 tablespoons Grand Marnier and 50 g caster sugar, mix well, cover and set aside.

You can add the juice of ½ lemon if you wish to sharpen up the orange flavour.
Stage 3
5 min.
Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #3 Put into a food-mixer bowl: 100 g butter, 90 g caster sugar, 10 g Vanilla sugar and 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier.
Stage 4
3 min.
Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #4 Start mixing on slow speed...
Stage 5
1 min.
Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #5 ...until evenly mixed: the orange butter or "Suzette butter".
Stage 6
15 min.
Fill each pancake with 2 knobs of butter and fold over into a triangle.

This short video shows you how.
Stage 7
2 min.
Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #7 Prepare all the pancakes like this.

You can do this stage beforehand, even the day before, and keep the pancakes in the fridge, wrapped in stretch plastic film.

It will remain some Suzette butter, it's fine.
Stage 8
1 min.
Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #8 Shortly before serving, melt the remainng Suzette butter in a large frying pan.
Stage 9
3 min.
Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #9 Add the pancakes to the frying pan and cook them to caramelize slightly (do this in batches if necessary) on both sides.
Stage 10
1 min.
Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #10 Pour the orange juice into the pan.
Stage 11
5 min.
Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #11 Leave for a few minutes to reduce and thicken.
Stage 12
5 min.
Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #12 Transfer the pancakes onto the serving plates, pour the orange syrup over and serve immediately.

Remarks

If you don't have any Grand Marnier, you can use another orange liqueur, such as Cointreau.

If you enjoy the contrast between hot and cold, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Crêpes Suzette are not normally served 'flambé'.

In Brussels, Belgium, in the brasserie "Aux armes" you can taste "crêpes Comédie Française" which are pancakes with butter Suzette, Flambed with Mandarine Napoléon and vanilla ice-cream.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
14765393 gr1328 gr876 gr
738 %151 %125 %133 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
74220 gr67 gr44 gr
37 %8 %6 %7 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
398 gr332 gr219 gr
185 %38 %31 %33 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 people : 7.51 €
Per person : 1.88 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made, after Auguste Escoffier.
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ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Beurre d'escargot, French croissants, Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake), Beurre blanc sauce, Brownie, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée), Bonnevaux apple tart, Old style brioche, How to succeed in making sabayon (syllabub), Nougatine, ... All
Vanilla sugarVanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate tart, Apple and almond gratin, Tatin apples with mascarpone cream, Pain perdu, Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style, ... All
PancakePancake: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Yvetot Douillons, Sweet pancake rolls from Brittany, ... All

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