Liege Belgian Waffles with Pearl Sugar

Liege Belgian Waffles with Pearl Sugar


"These are sweeter than traditional Brussels Belgian waffles - a sweeter waffle that can be served for breakfast or dessert. Serve waffles warm or cooled with whipped cream and berries or drizzled with warm, melted chocolate. "


1 h 20 m servings 458 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 458 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 20.7 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 61.8g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 106 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium:
  • 277 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Sprinkle the yeast and white sugar over warm milk in a small bowl. The milk should be no more than 100 degrees F (40 degrees C). Let stand for 15 minutes until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam.
  2. Whisk the eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract into the yeast mixture until evenly blended; set aside. Stir together the flour and salt in a separate large bowl, and make a well in the center. Pour the egg mixture into the well, then stir in the flour mixture until a soft dough forms. Cover with a light cloth and let rise in a warm place (80 to 95 degrees F (27 to 35 degrees C)) until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes. Gently mix in the pearl sugar.
  3. Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.
  4. Place a baseball-size ball of dough on the preheated waffle iron. Cook waffles until golden and crisp, about 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough. Allow waffles to cool for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.


  • Cook's Notes
  • In a pinch, you can break sugar cubes into 4 to 8 pieces. Swedish Pearl Sugar can also be used.
  • Dough balls may be wrapped in plastic wrap or wax paper and refrigerated overnight.
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  1. 47 Ratings


This was a hit with my friends. For the pearl sugar I caramelized the sugar over medium heat in a sauce pan then poured it out onto a cookie sheet and let it cool. Then I shattered the sheet a...

My husband and I really enjoyed these. We put strawberries and strawberry syrup on them. I ordered the Lars Belgium Pearl sugar from Amazon. It takes a whole package for one recipe. I used a...

The texture is good BUT this recipe has TOO MUCH oil in it!!!!! The dough started leaching oil as it sits and my waffle iron was flooded with a pool of oil when the waffles were cooking. A total...

I joined this site just to review this recipe. This is the third Liege waffle recipe I have tried- the first of which was excellent, but required you to start making them a day ahead. The seco...

Excellent recipe. Taste just like the liege waffles we get at a local restaurant. But they charge $3 a piece to take theirs home frozen! I couldn't find any Belgian pearl sugar locally so I t...

Thank you sooooo much for this recipe! I was an exchange student in Belgium over 15 years ago and haven't had one of these since. These turned out just as I remebered them. I carmelized s...

saw a throwdown with Bobby Flay & the person he challenged made these,& I had to try them,in Salt Lake there was only 1 store that carries the Pearl Sugar,but it was worth the hunt. To make a lo...

really really good. I found the pearl sugar at an international store yesterday and had to try them. They were so similar to the ones we had in Belgium. I think next time I'll increase the sal...

These were enjoyed by the kids as well as the adults. I only had 3/4 cup butter and they came out delicious with a crispy outside and a chewy, tender crumb. This is a keeper!