When it comes to desserts, the French never disappoint. From fruit-filled galettes to macarons, to sugary, deep-fried beignets, we’ve got you covered! Ready to bring the feel of a French cafe to your home? Find out what you’re missing below!
The most classic French dessert! And you can customize them by using different types of food coloring and flavored icing! One bite, and you’ll feel like you’re in Paris yourself!
Link to recipe: https://preppykitchen.com/french-macarons/
French madeleines are shell-shaped goodies that taste like cake! Just sprinkle them with sugar on top to achieve that sweet taste.
A nice dunk in dark chocolate is my favorite!
Link to recipe: https://preppykitchen.com/madeleines/
Apple tart the French way! With simply four ingredients, it’s all about the apples: the delightful taste and shape of the fruit are conserved by the sugar and heat, with a buttery-salty crust underneath.
Link to recipe: https://tasty.co/recipe/french-style-apple-tart-tarte-tatin
Pears Belle Helene
Pears Belle Helene is an elegant dessert made from pears poached in sugar with chocolate sauce on top and of course vanilla ice cream on the side. Light and not too sweet, it’s the perfect dessert to finish any meal. It’s also easy to make, especially if you already have a pre-made chocolate sauce on hand.
Link to recipe: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/nigella-lawson/pears-belle-helene-recipe-2203646
These thin French pancakes can be served with just about anything!
From fresh berries to whipped cream to Nutella, you can make endless varieties of sweet dessert crepes.
Link to recipe: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/make-crepes/
Dark rum and off-white vanilla are the stars of this caneles recipe. Originating from Bordeaux, this cork-shaped pastry has a caramelized crust with a moist and custardy interior. These are hard to find in American bakeries so I recommend making these French goodies at home!
Link to recipe: https://tasteofartisan.com/canele/
Beignets are deep-fried pastry dough that resemble donuts but better! While both are fried, beignets are lighter and more pillowy.
Link to recipe: https://preppykitchen.com/beignets/
This dessert originated from the Limousin region and is traditionally made using sour morello cherries and local griottes.
The name “clafoutis” came from the Occitan dialect, which means to cover or fill. Indeed, this dish does a pretty great job filling our stomachs with juicy fruit batter.
Link to recipe: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a28109110/cherry-clafoutis-recipe/
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