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Presenting this gorgeous Grand Marnier souffle to your sweetheart at the end of a romantic dinner would certainly impress. This is a show-stopping dessert for special occasions.

Recipe Summary

30 mins
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2 souffles


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Brush the insides of 2 (8-ounce) ramekins with 1 tablespoon melted butter and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.

  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter and 2 teaspoons butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat; cook and stir flour in the melted butter until golden brown and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Pour in milk and cook, stirring continuously, until smooth and thick, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a mixing bowl.

  • Stir orange zest and 1 tablespoon brandy-based orange liqueur into butter mixture until combined. Add egg yolks and 1/8 teaspoon vanilla; mix until smooth.

  • Whisk egg whites in a large bowl until frothy. Slowly add half the 1/4 cup sugar and whisk until combined; add remaining sugar and continue to whisk until meringue is thick and holds it shape, but is not stiff.

  • Fold half the meringue into egg yolk mixture until combined. Gently fold in second half until well mixed. Transfer to the prepared ramekins, allowing 1/4-inch of space at the top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until risen and browned, 16 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Make the Creme Anglaise Sauce ahead of time. Serve it with the souffles, and pour the custard in the center of each souffle.

For a special dinner party, you can double or triple the recipe and prepare most of it ahead of time. Follow the recipe to Step 3. Refrigerate the custard mix and egg whites. About half an hour before serving, preheat the oven, whip the egg whites, and proceed with the recipe.

Nutrition Facts

396 calories; protein 8.1g; carbohydrates 41.9g; fat 21g; cholesterol 249.4mg; sodium 189.5mg. Full Nutrition