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

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
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Squeeze the juice of 4 oranges. This should give you about 300ml.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
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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.
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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.
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Start mixing on slow speed...

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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...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.
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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.
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Shortly before serving, melt the remainng Suzette butter in a large frying pan.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
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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.
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Pour the orange juice into the pan.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
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Leave for a few minutes to reduce and thicken.

Stage 12 - 5 min.
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Transfer the pancakes onto the serving plates, pour the orange syrup over and serve immediately.
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.
Crêpes Suzette do not keep.
Home made, after Auguste Escoffier.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,954 Kcal or 8,181 Kj41 gr360 gr144 gr
98 %16 %34 %22 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
101 Kcal or 423 Kj2 gr19 gr7 gr
5 %1 %2 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
488 Kcal or 2,043 Kj10 gr90 gr36 gr
24 %4 %8 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Sulfites, Milk, Egg, Gluten
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 7.35 €
  • Per person : 1.84 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Arizona cupcakes, Caramelized apple rice pudding, Roasted Cauliflower, Mont d'or in brioche, Fish in white wine, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Like Bounty, Croissant dough apples, Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines, Lemon and lime cakes, Tatin apple diplomat tart, ... All
Vanilla sugarVanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Strawberry mousse with mascarpone, Italian hot chocolate , Plum and almond panna cotta, Moist chocolate cake, Croissant dough apples, ... All
PancakePancake: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Far Normandy-Brittany, Sweet pancake rolls from Brittany, Yvetot Douillons, ... All
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