If there’s one thing that France is famous for, it’s their delectable and irresistible desserts. French desserts are known for their rich flavors and delicate textures.  From creamy crème brûlée and delicate macarons to luscious mousses, souffles and flaky éclairs, French desserts are a culinary experience that can’t be missed. Here is our collection of 35 French Desserts which showcases the best of French pastry. 

You can start this sweet journey with the amazing Canelés (Cannelés) de Bordeaux,  delicious French pastries that have a crispy caramelized crust and a soft custard interior. 

Canelés (Cannelés) de Bordeaux
Canelés (Cannelés) de Bordeaux
Canelés (Cannelés) de Bordeaux are delicious French pastries that have a crispy caramelized crust and a soft custard interior. Not everybody is familiar with them and definitely they are not as popular as macarons but still very impressive and once you’ve discovered them you keep wanting for more. Even though they are made using simple basic ingredients caneles are simply out of this world.
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Macaron Recipes

For something a little more delicate, try our macarons which come in a range of flavors and colors, like our classic Chocolate Macarons, Raspberry Macarons or Coconut Macarons. You my also like to try impressive macaron cakes like this Macaron Cake or Pistachio Strawberry Macaron Cake

Coconut macarons
Coconut Macarons
Coconut Macarons with Italian meringue method, uses shredded coconut in the shells as well as in the filling. The filling is made with white chocolate ganache and caramelized coconut for extra texture.
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Raspberry Macarons - Italian Meringue
Raspberry Macarons – Italian Meringue
These raspberry macarons made with white chocolate and raspberry filling are one of my favorite combinations, the sweetness of the shells are very well balanced by the tart raspberries.
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Chocolate Macaron Cake
Macaron Cake
Whenever you want to impress your friends or family I suggest making a macaron cake which is nothing else but a giant chocolate macaron filled with a sweetened condensed milk buttercream and flavorful raspberry jam.
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Pistachio Strawberry Macaron Cake
Pistachio Strawberry Macaron Cake
If you are looking for a sophisticated cake try this Pistachio Strawberry Macaron Cake. It will definitely impress your friends and family.
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French Chocolate Macarons
Chocolate Macarons
Chocolate macarons with chocolate ganache filling taste absolutely divine, pretty easy to make, and they are perfect for holiday tables or as holiday gifts.
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Mousses ans Custards

If you’re in search of something richer, our collection includes a range of mousses and custards, perfect for every taste and occasion. Indulge in the creamy richness of a chocolate mousse with this amazing Chocolate Royal – Trianon.  Or try our silky smoothness of a Crème Brûlée or Crème CaramelOpera Cake is another amazing dessert, a favorite among pastry lovers, and a staple of French pastry shops and patisseries.

Chocolate Royal - Trianonn
Chocolate Royal – Trianon
As a chocolate lover I simply fell in love with this elegant French dessert called Chocolate Royal or Trianon. A hazelnut and almond dacquoise topped with a crunchy praline, covered in chocolate mousse and a cocoa mirror glaze. What not to love about this?
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French Opera Cake
Opera Cake
Opera Cake is a rich French Cake, that uses one of the most loved flavor combinations, chocolate and coffee. The cake is consisting of layers of almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, filled with coffee buttercream and chocolate ganache and topped with chocolate glaze.
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Crème Brûlée
Crème Brûlée
You can hardly beat a classic Creme Brulee during the summer. It’s creamy, elegant, refreshing and the crispy caramelized crust on top is simply divine.
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Vanilla Soufflé
Vanilla Soufflé
These vanilla souffles are simply out of this world. So fluffy with a mousse like texture, almost melting in your mouth, light and airy and full of vanilla flavor. Such an amazing way of finishing your lunch or dinner. Enjoy!
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creme caramel slice
Crème Caramel
Easy recipe for Creme Caramel, one of the most elegant and delicious desserts. What not to love to soft caramel top, vanilla flavor and creamy consistency?
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Chocolate Soufflé
Chocolate Soufflé
The words are simply not enough to describe what a chocolate soufflé tastes like. Incredible light, chocolatey and simply divine. If you are a chocolate lover you must give this recipe a try.
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Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate mousse is a great elegant dessert, smooth, creamy and airy with lots of chocolate. Quite easy and fast recipe, will surely impress your guests.
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Chocolate French Desserts

French chocolate desserts are a must-try for any chocolate lover. You must try this amazing Chocolate Tart – Tarte au Chocolat or this Moelleux au Chocolat (Chocolate Lava Cake) at least once in a lifetime.

Chocolate Terrine with Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate Terrine with Chocolate Covered Strawberries
f you are in search of an easy rich chocolate dessert search no more.. This Chocolate Terrine is the answer for you. A rich, dense, silky dessert that all chocolate lovers will adore. It has a smooth texture, very delicate and can be paired with fruit sauces, fresh fruits, cream or simply serve as is as it is delicious.
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Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart
Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart
Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart -Chocolaty, buttery almond crust, gooey salted caramel and bittersweet chocolate ganache, all garnished with salted crystals.
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Gâteau Moelleux au chocolat - French Chocolate Cake
Gâteau Moelleux au chocolat – French Chocolate Cake
Moelleux au Chocolat Gateau is a rich moist chocolate cake, a true delight for all chocolate lovers out there. The steps and ingredients are similar to molten lava cakes, the only difference is that this is made in a large pan instead of using small individual ones and baked for a bit more time. The interior is not runny anymore .. but completely moist and melting in your mouth
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Chocolate Tart - Tarte au Chocolat
Chocolate Tart – Tarte au Chocolat
This is a real Tarte au Chocolat, a French Chocolate Tart, made with a homemade buttery crust and a chocolate, cream and eggs filling.
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Moelleux au Chocolat (Chocolate Lava Cake)
Moelleux au Chocolat (Chocolate Lava Cake)
This Moelleux au Chocolat (Chocolate Lava Cake) is one of the best chocolate desserts, smooth, and delicate with its' crusty top while inside is still runny, making it totally irresistible.
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chocolate truffles
Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate truffles – bite sized treats, rich and delicate, made with dark chocolate, cream, butter and walnuts. Easy to prepare, perfect for holidays and gifs.
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Easy Chocolate Brioches in Muffin Pan
Chocolate Brioches
These Chocolate Brioches with their crispy exterior and buttery, soft, chocolatey interior are a fantastic treat either for breakfast alongside a cup of coffee or milk or simply as a snack all day round. 
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Choux-Pastry French Desserts

Here you will also find a great collection of choux-pastry French desserts that is sure to delight and impress any dessert lover. From classic eclairs, to Cream Puffs, Croque en Bouche, Choux au Craquelin and Paris Brest

Vanilla Eclairs
Vanilla Eclairs
Eclairs are a great French dessert, made from choux pastry, filled with cream and then topped usually with fondant icing. For topping there are many variations, but making a simple and quick chocolate ganache seemed just perfect for me.
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Croque en Bouche or Croquembouche
Croque en Bouche or Croquembouche
I have always loved Croque en Bouche, also known as Croquembouche, the famous French dessert that always makes quite an impression wherever it is served and seems so intimidating to prepare. It’s an impressive dessert that is perfect for Christmas or New Year’s Eve though it is also served at weddings or other special occasions during the year.
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Choux au Craquelin
Choux au Craquelin – Crispy Cream Puffs
Choux au Craquelin are mini cream puffs topped with a sweet crispy topping, called craquelin, that are simply hard to resist.
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Paris-Brest
Paris-Brest
Paris-Brest is made from a ring of choux pastry filled with praline mousseline cream and decorated with flaked almonds and powdered sugar, imitating the shape of the bicycle wheel. It is obviously a high calorie dessert that gave energy to riders, soon became very popular and now is a dessert known worldwide.
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Chocolate Cream Puffs
Chocolate Cream Puffs
Delicious chocolate cream puffs, filled with chocolate pastry cream and topped with chocolate ganache, a perfect treat for chocolate lovers. They are best served in the same day after filling to be able to enjoy the delicate crispy texture of choux pastry in combination with the creamy pastry cream.
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Fruity Desserts

Our collection also features a range of fruity French desserts.  From the classic Tarte Tatin to the tangy Lemon Meringue Tart or Fraisier. These desserts are bursting with the natural sweetness and flavors of fresh fruits.

Fraisier
Fraisier – French Strawberry Cake
Fraisier is one of the most elegant strawberry cakes I have made so far. A decadent French dessert consisting of two layers of almond genoise cake soaked in kirsch liqueur syrup, filled with mousseline cream and fresh strawberries and topped with a flavorful homemade marzipan.
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Lemon Meringue Tart
Lemon Meringue Tart
This Lemon Meringue Tart is a perfect refreshing dessert for spring or summer days. Its tangy flavorful lemon filling makes such a good pair with the crispy crust and smooth toasted meringue on top. The high meringue topping makes this tart look so decadent and totally irresistible.
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Tarte Tatin
Tarte Tatin
Tarte Tatin is a delightful classic French dessert perfect for cold autumn days. Apples are caramelized in a caramel sauce, topped with a buttery crust and baked until crispy. The tart is turned almost immediately upside down, showing the beautiful caramelized apples on top while some of the caramel sauce is dripping onto the serving platter.
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Crêpes Suzette
Crêpes Suzette
If you enjoy oranges this French recipe of Crepes Suzette is definitely a must try. A flavorful sauce made with oranges, caramelized sugar and butter is prepared to warm the crepes in and then orange liqueur like Grand Marnier or Cointreau is added on top. You must flambe the sauce to evaporate the alcohol and create an amazing effect.
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Cherry Clafoutis
Cherry Clafoutis
This recipe for cherry clafoutis is one of the easiest French desserts you can ever make and absolutely amazing. A custard like base and lots of fresh cherries on top, sprinkled with a bit of powdered sugar, it is best served warm either as a dessert or even for breakfast.
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Raspberry Mille Feuille (Napoleon)
Raspberry Mille Feuille (Napoleon)
This Raspberry Mille Feuille is amazing. The raspberries bring a refreshing fruity flavor that makes it one of the best summer treats.
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raspberry souffle
Raspberry Soufflé
This Raspberry Souffle is light and airy with a great raspberry flavor. The sweetness is very well balanced by the tart raspberry sauce .
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Berry Charlotte Cake
Berry Charlotte Cake
This berry charlotte cake is a refreshing no-bake dessert filled with two layers of chocolate and berry mousse and topped with fresh berries. Not too sweet, a perfect balance between the sweet ladyfingers, semisweet chocolate flavor and tartness of the berry mousse.
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apple almond tart
Easy Almond Apple Tart
This Almond Apple Tart is one of the easiest apple tarts you can ever prepare, vert comforting and totally delightful.
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peach galette
Peach Galette
This Peach Galette with its' rustic look, flaky crust made with fresh peaches is simply amazingly delicious. No need for a tart pan, just a rolling pin and a baking tray.
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Whether you’re a fan of fruity tarts, buttery pastries, or silky custards, there’s something in this collection to satisfy your sweet cravings and walk you to the charming streets of Paris. 

So go ahead, treat yourself to a taste of France, and indulge in our collection of 35 French desserts. Hope you will try each of them as they are so worth it. Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram if you do and enjoy as we sure did.

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