Crêpes with Lemon Lilac Sauce

Crêpes with Lemon Lilac Sauce

These Crêpes with Lemon Lilac Sauce are a delicious and fresh dessert with subtle floral flavour.

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Crêpes with Lemon Lilac Sauce

Hello everyone, how are you doing? I know, I know – Monday. That’s why I will keep it short and sweet today. But what I can promise is that my new recipe will make your Mondays way better!

It is no secret I am obsessed with lilac-infused recipes for second summer. You can check all lilac ideas here. And don’t forget to check out my last week’s recipe for Lilac Empress 1908 Cocktail. You probably also know I am a huge fan of crêpes, too. Particularly sweet crepes with some fancy sauces.

So one day I was thinking about how to combine those two things together. The answer was quite obvious. We all know that crêpes and lemon are one of the classic combinations. And who hasn’t tried famous Crêpes Suzette? Since lilac and lemon flavours go well together, that was the decision.

Crêpes with Lemon Lilac Sauce

For the sauce, I combined and cooked butter with lilac syrup until it thickened a bit. Then I added liquor. But instead of triple sec I used Limoncello, And extra lemon juice just because I love things tart. Definitely you should adjust the sourness to your preferences. And if you don’t have or don’t like Limoncello, you can certainly go with triple sec and oranges.

The sauce turned out luscious! As I’ve already said, it’s quite tart, but it’s perfect for a hot summer day. You can always serve crêpes with some shredded white chocolate to balance out the flavours. Alternatively, whip up some white chocolate-mascarpone cream. Simply melt white chocolate and stir in with the mascarpone until well combined. Either way, you will enjoy this easy yet sophisticated dish!

I hope you like these Crêpes with Lemon Lilac Sauce, and you will give them a try during the next lilac season. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen. Also don’t forget to make some lilac syrup as you might want to have for my upcoming recipes!


Crêpes with Lemon Lilac Sauce
Crêpes with Lemon Lilac Sauce

Crêpes with Lemon Lilac Sauce

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Pancakes u0026amp; Crepes (Sweet)


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These Lemon Lilac Sauce Crêpes are a luscious and refreshing summer dessert with subtle botanical flavour. Cooking time only includes making the sauce.


  • 8-10 prepared crepesthis or any other your favourite recipe

  • about 1 cup of lilac syrup

  • 6 tbsp. (about 85 gr.) butter

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (to taste)

  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest

  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup Limoncello (Rum or gin would work too)

  • few blueberries, optional


  • In a large pan melt the butter over high medium heat. Add the lilac syrup and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 to 7 minutes, until thickens a little. If your syrup still has some flowers, you can use them as well – they are pleasantly soft, like a jam.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and lemon zest and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Add the Limoncello (And optionally few blueberries – they will give some colour) and cook for just 60 seconds.
  • Fold the prepared crepes and place them into the pan for about 20 seconds, to absorb the sauce. Alternatively, pour the sauce over the crepes. Garnish as desired. If desired, you can serve with some shaved white chocolate. Another good addition would be white chocolate-mascarpone cream. Simply melt the white chocolate (about 70 gr.) and combine with mascarpone (about 2/3 cup), until smooth. Enjoy!

13 thoughts on “Crêpes with Lemon Lilac Sauce

  1. Raymund says:

    Ohh its Lilac time, I had guessed it that you are making another sauce made from a flower that is not commonly used for cooking. Really cool what you are doing and really learning a lot with all sorts of different ingredients you are introducing.

  2. Liz says:

    I adore crepes and wish Bill did, too, because I’d make some for Father’s Day! I guess I’ll wait until we have overnight company—yours are beautiful!!!

  3. Shashi says:

    Oh wow Ben, adding limoncello to that lilac sauce is such a brilliant idea! I can imagine how tasty and aromatic this sauce is – paired with crêpes – it is heaven indeed! Hoping you are having a fab summer so far!

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