The traditional type of Crepes Suzette is one made with a crepe with caramelized sugar served hot, grated orange peel, Grand Marnier, and orange juice. The Grand Marnier is normally poured over the other ingredients and lit.
For example, at the History of Crepes Suzette they have the recipe I mentioned for the Crepes Suzette mentioned previously. There are several tips on that website for making the crepes, storing the crepes, substitutions for alcohol in cooking, and troubleshooting problems when making crepes. The Crepes Suzettes on that website is the one I normally think of when it comes to this type of crepe.
I have had people tell me their recipes for making Crepes Suzettes and those recipes are nothing like the one I found on the History of Crepes Suzette website. On Food Network shows with Bobby Flay, Paula Deen, and Giada De Laurentiis, they use the same methods and ingredients as the recipe on What’s Cooking America.
The other types of filled crepes by these cooks and chefs call the crepe by the filling and ending it with crepe. One example of such a crepe is Raspberry Filled Crepes.
Some websites I have noticed are calling similar crepes like those as Crepes Suzette. Those, as far as I’m concerned, don’t fall into this type of crepe category.
However, Alton Brown has a few crepes recipes that vary in ingredients that would or could fall into the Crepes Suzettes category. Even Emeril Lagasse has a crepes recipe that could fall into the Crepes Suzette category although he doesn’t have his listed as a Crepes Suzette.
For those who aren’t into oranges or would like to have a different citrus or liquor in their crepes, you might agree his belong in the Suzettes category over some of the other types found on All Recipes. Just remember, this is how I think of Crepes Suzette. You may think of them another way.
Crepes Suzette Recipes List
Even though there are some that aren’t titled Crepes Suzette, I have listed those because of the way they are fixed like the traditional Crepes Suzettes. These would be considered more of a traditional style Crepes Suzette than other filled crepes.
You may disagree. However, if you want the traditional Crepes Suzette recipe, use the link in the source area; as they have it on their website.
Crepes Suzette recipe by Alton Brown
This is the one I mentioned above as an example of what could be called a Crepes Suzette. Even though Alton Brown changed some of the ingredients, the finishing of the cooking of the crepes is the same as the traditional ones.
Lemon Crepes recipe by Emeril Lagasse
Several different ingredients are used in Emeril’s Lemon Crepe recipe. The crepes are flambéed in alcohol the same as Crepes Suzette.
Crepes Suzette with Vanilla Ice Cream and Orange Butter Sauce recipe by Tyler Florence
Tyler Florence has put a twist on the traditional Crepes Suzette. Rather than flambéing the crepes in the Grand Marnier, it makes the sauce as a topping for the ice cream filled crepe cups.
Linda Stradley; History of Crepes Suzette; What’sCookingAmerica.com