It’s hard deciding whether Grand Marnier is better as a drink or as a dessert. Fortunately, if you own a bottle you have more than plenty of this delicious orange liqueur to have both! But in case you’re feeling a bit hungry, we thought we would share some of our favorite Grand Marnier dessert recipes with you. They’re not easy and they take a bit of time, but no matter which one you choose to make, you’ll be glad you did. Let us know which one you like most, and don’t forget, you can find eleven different kinds of Grand Marnier here at Liquor Barn.
Dark Chocolate with Grand Marnier Mousse
There are few things in life that are as delightful and satisfying as the fluffy whipped texture of chocolate mousse. When you combine your favorite variety of chocolate (we’re partial to dark) with the velvety orange flavor of Grand Marnier, you have a taste that’s addicting from the first bite. Lucky for you, because this recipe by Barefoot Contessa makes enough servings to feed about a dozen people. But let’s be honest, each serving is really just for you ;)
Grand Marnier Cupcakes with Sauce Suzette
This decadent Grand Marnier dessert features the legendary orange liqueur in the cupcake batter, the sauce Suzette, and even the garnish cream! In other words, you better like Grand Marnier if you’re going to make this recipe. The cupcakes are super orangey thanks to the Grand Marnier, plus grated orange zest, while the citrusy sauce Suzette features fresh lemon and orange juice to cut through the dense richness vanilla-infused mascarpone cream. You can find this recipe directly on Grand Marnier’s website here.
Grand Marnier Pecan Pie
Pecan pie is a delicious dessert that really can’t be beat.
Why not kick it up an extra notch and add some Grand Marnier to your pie mix? This
Grand Marnier dessert recipe isn’t so much a reinvention of a classic pecan pie
recipe as it is a tweak. You can add three tablespoons to your favorite pecan
pie recipe, or follow
this one from start to finish. Don’t
forget to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top before you eat it!
Orange Trifle with Grand Marnier Cream
While trifle is a dessert usually associated with the
holiday season, do you really need an excuse to have this creamy orange cake
No, we didn’t think so. This spongy cake recipe takes pound cake, marmalade (orange is fine, but raspberry is even better), mascarpone cream, and the smooth orange flavor of Grand Marnier. Topped off with delicate slices of orange, this an unforgettably rich and decadent dessert that will please everyone at your table. You can find the recipe for this one here.