Orange Soufflé


This light soufflé gets its citrus flavor from Grand Marnier liqueur and some orange zest.

Orange Souffle
Photo: Beth Galton
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 serves


  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 teaspoons flour

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 2 egg whites

  • pinch salt

  • pinch cream of tartar


  1. Heat oven to 375° F. Grease one 16-ounce or two 8-ounce ramekins with 1 tablespoon of butter. Coat with 1 tablespoon sugar, then tap out the excess. Set aside.

  2. Melt the remaining butter in a large saucepan over medium heat and whisk in the flour. Blend in the milk and cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce boils, 1 minute. Remove from heat. Blend in the liqueur and zest. Whisk in the egg yolks one at a time. Set aside. (Recipe can be made to this point up to 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)

  3. Beat the egg whites, salt, cream of tartar, and remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar until stiff (but not dry) peaks form. Pour the sauce into the whites; gently fold together. Spoon into ramekins.

  4. Bake until puffed and browned, 40 minutes for a 16-ounce soufflé, 20 minutes for two smaller ones.

  5. Serve immediately with Custard Sauce: poke a small hole in the crust of the souffle and pour sauce inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

378 Calories
23g Fat
30g Carbs
8mg Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 378
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 260mg 87%
Sodium 155mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Protein 8g
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Related Articles