Classic Crepe Suzette Recipe

Classic Crepe Suzette Recipe 4

I can’t believe this was the first time I have ever tried crepe Suzette, how I have missed out! These were delicious. I knew crepe Suzette was basically orange flavored pancakes but I was really surprised with the intense, luxurious ‘grown up’ flavour in the end. The sauce is just perfect and definitely one I want to make again and transfer to other things….maybe like an orange cake or drizzled on ice cream 🙂

So instead of just sprinkling a little bit of lemon & sugar or Nutella on your pancakes this pancake day why not treat yourself and make this classic crepe Suzette recipe 🙂 Any pancake lover will not be disappointed. How will you be making your pancakes this pancake day?! Let me know by commenting at the bottom of the page!


MakesPrep Time 5 mins Cook Time 5 mins Difficulty: Easy


For the Crepes

  • 2 Eggs
  • 200g Plain Flour
  • 140ml  Milk
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • Oil for frying

For the Sauce

  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • Juice of 1 Orange
  • 100g Butter
  • 50g Light Brown Sugar
  • 80ml Triple Sec or Cointreau (optional)


1. In a bowl or a blender, mix together the eggs, flour, milk, salt and zest of an orange. I used a blender as it is super fast and fuss free :). But a hand electric whisk will do or just by hand.  Your mixture should be a batter consistency.

2. Heat up your oil in a frying pan (I generally have my heat on high and the crepes only take around 2 mins to cook!). Pour a ladle full of mixture in to the pan, spread it around to get the perfect round shape and cook for 1 min. When the crepe is lose from the pan (not sticking), flip over and cook for a further minute. Put the crepe to one side and cook the rest of your mixture, piling up your crepes once done.

Classic Crepe Suzette Recipe 1

3. Once all your crepes are cooked it’s time to make the sauce. Place the zest, juice of the orange, sugar and butter in to a pan and melt. Bring the sauce to the boil and then turn the heat down to a simmer, and gently simmer for 5 minutes. Your sauce should reduce in size and turn in to a syrup consistency. When cooking the sauce please be very careful! Sugar gives bad burns so only taste it when it’s cooled! 🙂

Classic Crepe Suzette Recipe 2

4. Fold your crepes into quarters and lay in a frying pan.

Classic Crepe Suzette Recipe 3

5. Pour your orange syrup over the pancakes and gently warm through on the hob for around 3 minutes. If your using a liquor then heat it up in the pan that had the syrup in whilst the crepes are heating through. Once heated pour it over your crepes and flambe (light using a match or lighter and be careful :)). Serve up your crepes generously drizzling the gorgeous orange syrup all over them and enjoy!


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Classic Crepe Suzette Recipe was last modified: July 10th, 2017 by Emma Thompson

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