Macarons, éclairs, millefeuilles and mousse au chocolat – if you have a sinfully sweet tooth, you should try out our 17 French dessert recipes. The French art of pastry making is like French haute couture: it’s a feast for the eyes and the palate. And no one beats the French.

CHARLOTTE CAKE WITH MIXED BERRIES

This refreshing spring and summer dessert is filled with two layers of chocolate and berry mousse and topped with fresh berries. (Recipe)

RASPBERRY MACARONS WITH LEMON BUTTERCREAM

Ladurée, one of the most luxurious tea rooms and pastry shops in the world, is well-known for its macarons. In Paris, you should also test the macarons by Pierre Hermé, Jean-Paul Hévin, Laurent Duchêne and Arnaud Lahrer.

Check out Tatyana’s recipe.

CHOCOLATE AND COFFEE ÉCLAIRS

In French, éclair means flash of lightning, probably because it’s eaten in a flash. In recent years, the éclair, which used to be made with a chocolate, coffee or caramel filling, has become more cosmopolitan. Pastry chefs have started to fill it with matcha, salted butter, yuzu, litchi etc. (Tatyana’s recipe)

MARIE ANTOINETTE RASPBERRY CAKE BY LA DURÉE

CHERRY CLAFOUTIS

Clafoutis is a French dessert of fruit, traditionally cherries, arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a flan-like batter. (Recipe)

FLOWER MACARONS

Have you ever seen such beautifully hand-painted macarons?

ISPAHAN BY PIERRE HERMÈS

CHOCOLATE SOUFFLÉ

PAIN AU CHOCOLAT

This chocolate filled croissant is made from a buttery flaky dough, pâte feuilletée in French.

CARAMELIZED APPLE TARTE TATIN

This juicy apple pie is cooked upside down.

CANELÉ DE BORDEAUX

These small rum- and vanilla-flavoured cakes with a caramelized pastry crust are Bordeaux’s emblematic pastry. (Recipe)

APPLE TART BY PASTRY CHEF CÉDRIC GROLET

HAZELNUT GIANDUIA TART BY FAUCHON

CRÈME BRULÉE

THE BEST PASTRY SHOPS IN PARIS

Australian food blogger and pastry chef Kirsten Tibballs takes us on a tour through Paris, where she visits the best pastry and chocolate shops.

PARIS-BREST BY PASTRY CHEF YANN COUVREUR (IN FRENCH)

FLAN BY PASTRY CHEF MORI YOSHIDA (IN FRENCH)

Together with Sadaharu Aoki, Mori Yoshida is the most famous Japanese pastry chef in Paris. In 2018, he was awarded best pastry chef by TV Channel M6.

TARTE NORMANDE AUX POMMES

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