23 Classic French Desserts and Puddings and Sweets and Cakes ,.. Yum Yum ...

French cuisine is still looked to for classic dishes. No matter what changes in the food world - and do we see hundreds of new trends every year or what? - classic French desserts are the mainstay of pastry chefs the world over. Can you create classic French patisserie in your own kitchen? Why yes - here's some recipes to try.

1. Crêpe Suzette

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Source: French Crepes Suzette
You couldn't go to a dinner party in the 1970s without being served Crêpe Suzette for dessert.

2. Apple Galette

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Source: 5 French Bistro Classics | ...
Some wonderful apple desserts originate in Normandy - a major orchard region that's also famous for cider and calvados.

3. Mille Feuilles

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Source: French Napoleons. Click the photo ...
The name means "thousand layers". I believe they are called Napoleons in the US.

4. Crêpes

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Source: Crazy for Crepes
Classic French pancakes.

5. Chocolate Soufflé

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Source: Classic Chocolate Soufflé Recipe by ...
Master this famous French dessert and you'll be set to wow any and all dinner guests

6. Macarons

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Source: How to Make Macarons | ...
The trendiest dessert treat around at the moment.

7. Croquembouche

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Source: Croquembouche (Caramel-Glazed Cream Puffs) | ...
One of the most impressive French desserts you'll ever see. A tower of choux pastry filled puffs. Often made as wedding cakes.

8. Croissants

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Source: Adventures in Cooking: Croissants: Three ...
Store bought croissants are infinitely inferior to home-baked ones.

9. Éclairs

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Source: The Best Éclairs in Paris ...
The same goes for éclairs. Unless of course, you buy them fresh from a Paris patisserie.

10. Tarte Tatin

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Source: Tarte Tatin Recipe | Martha ...
time to pimp up good ole apple pie.

11. French Apple Cake

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Source: French Apple Cake - Cook's ...
A dessert with a custardy, apple-rich base beneath a light, cakelike topping.

12. Paris-Brest

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Source: Treats
A large ring of choux pastry filled with a praline-infused pastry cream.

13. Madelines

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Source: madelines-DSC_0028 | ChinDeep
The classic French tea time treat - not quite a cake, not quite a cookie.

14. The Saint Honoré

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Source: Manger
Named for the patron saint of pastry chefs.

15. Crème Brûlée

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Such a simple but impressive dessert! Even better served with fresh raspberries.

16. Raspberry Clafoutis

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Source: Raspberry Clafoutis Recipe - Alix ...
A simple batter and yummy fruit. You can use practically any fruit in a clafoutis.

17. Opera Cake

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Source: bisousatoi.com
The ultimate layer cake with layers of coffee butter cream and chocolate ganache.

18. Dacquoise

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Source: Sweet And Sour | Recetas ...
A dacquoise is a dessert cake made with layers of almond and hazelnut meringue and whipped cream or buttercream

19. Sablés

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Source: Portable Desserts | Food & ...
A butter cookie with a crumbly texture.

20. Tarte Framboise

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Source: Tarte Framboises (Raspberry Tartlets) - ...
Raspberry Tartlets - a classic and timeless French favorite

21. Flan Parisien

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Source: Flan Patissier | Zen Can ...
Also known as flan pâtissier. Delicious thick custard browned on top and a buttery pâte brisée on the bottom.

22. Classic French Apple Tart

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Source: Recipe Graze - A Curated ...
Absolutely must be thin slices of apple.

23. Oeufs À La Neige

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Source: Floating Islands | SAVEUR
Literally 'eggs in the snow' or île flottante (floating island) is meringue floating in crème anglaise (a vanilla custard)

Oh la la, my mouth is watering. Are your taste buds dancing?

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