Chocolate Mousse Crepes with Grand Marnier Sauce

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

A Sinfully Rich dessert! You can pre make everything then just assemble and reheat the sauce, plate and serve. A great dessert for Valentines Day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grand Marnier Sauce-- Mix butter and sugar heat in microwave oven on high for 1 minute.
  2.     Add cream, Grand Marnier and orange zest.
  3.     Heat for 2 minutes stir and heat for 1 more minute.
  4. Chocolate Mousse Filling-- Melt the chocolate.
  5. In another bowl combine sugar, yolks, and 6 tablespoons cream, and whisk well over simmering water to cooking to thicken.
  6. Whisk half the whipped cream into the chocolate, then fold nto the cream mixture.
  7. Add remaining whipped cream and fold in, then chill, until ready to use.
  8. For the crepe batter-- whisk the eggs well then add the milk and whisk.
  9. Whisk in remaining ingredients.
  10. Let sit 20 minutes then strain.
  11. Ladle small amounts (1 to 2 ounces) of crepe batter into buttered crepe pan and cook on both sides.
  12. Repeat until all the batter is used.
  13. Let the crepes cool before filling.
  14. To fill, place chocolate mousse in each crepe and fold it over to enclose the mousse.
  15.   Spoon some Grand Marnier Sauce around the crepes.
  16. Garnish with orange sections.
Most Helpful

this was as rich & delicious as the name implied. I made two subs: I had no Grand Marnier (I know, kind of missing the point, right?) so I used 1 tsp mint extract in place of the Grand Marnier and the orange zest, to make a mint sauce. I also used whole wheat flour. I would make this again with two changes: the salt in the crepes was too much, I'd put in 1/4-1/2 tsp at the most. Also, the amount of sauce was excessive for the amount of crepes--I'd make 1/2 the amount at the most.

GalicioBocharit October 15, 2008

Wow- this was great! This was the ending to a roast tenderloin dinner I recently hosted for 20 people and everyone LOVED this.The Grand Marnier sauce is wonderful with the rich,dark chocolate- very yummy indeed! Thanks for sharing this- it was a winner at my house!

Leslie in Texas December 20, 2006

What a nice treat. This is a rich dessert and the Grand Marnier sauce is awesome. Prep time took a bit longer for me but it was worth it. I love the hint of orange with the chocolate and the presentation is so pretty. Definitely a dessert for a special occasion, thank you for sharing Rita.

mermaidmagic February 15, 2005