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Sugar Pearls For Belgian Liege Waffles

How To Make Sugar Pearls

  • Total Time: 45 minutes max
  • Yield: ¾ cups 1x


DIY Belgian sugar pearls on the cheap. Use these little bits of delicious heaven to create Belgian liege waffles. Or use them for other baking like croissants, buns, Danish pastries, cakes and more.


  1. ¾ cups granulated sugar
  2. 1 tablespoon water

Other Kitchen tools you will need:

  1. Small saucepan
  2. Wooden mixing spoon


  1. Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan.
  2. Start heating the mixture over the lowest possible heat on your stove.
  3. Stir constantly using a wooden spoon until the sugar starts to clump. NOTE: What you want to achieve here is to have as much sugar clumped together as possible without creating overly large clumps. If there’s too much loose sugar and not enough clumps formed, add about half a teaspoon of water and stir. Make sure not to add too much water or you’ll end up with a mushy mixture.
  4. Let it sit on low heat for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. This is done to dry the sugar clumps enough that they don’t crumble when moved around. NOTE: If, at this point, the sugar isn’t sticking into clumps, turn the heat to medium-low for 30 seconds then immediately return to low. Remember not to overdo it or the sugar will start melting into the caramel.
  5. Once the clumps have dried and become hard enough, remove the pan from the heat.
  6. Let the clumps dry completely before using it.
  7. Store in an airtight container and keep in a cool and dry place


  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes max
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