The Most Scrumptious French Desserts... Ever
Whether you’re dining at one of France’s three-Michelin-starred restaurants or grabbing a crêpe from a street vendor, the dessert in any Parisian city is delicious beyond words. With so many sugary confections to choose from, it’s nearly impossible to pick favorites. But the food critics at over at Saveur have done their best to whittle down a list of 50 all-time top French classics. We’ve selected five of those that are simply too good to live without.
Some wise chefs say that the secret to life is butter. Once you try Parisian chef Paule Caillat’s brown butter tart crust, we think you will agree with this foodie take on life. The nutty crust can be used for many desserts but is supremely beautiful when paired with pastry cream and fresh blackberries. Click here for the full recipe.
No French dessert roundup would be complete without the crêpe. Stuffed with fromage blanc and drizzled with maple syrup and stewed berries, this Parisian favorite is utterly mouthwatering. Click here for the full recipe.
This classic confectionery wonder is composed of a spire of caramelized cream puffs. If that description doesn’t lull you into a hypnotic state of desire, then you must not be a sweets lover. We highly recommend engaging in this multi-step baking experience. The end result is more than worth the process. Click here for the full recipe.
What’s better than biting into a crunchy, caramelized exterior and a chewy, amaretto-flavored center? Having the intoxicating aroma of sugar and butter flood your home. These easy-to-make tea bites are the best treat to have on hand for unexpected visitors. Just be careful when mixing the dough—over-mixing causes the macaroons’ signature texture to disappear. Click here for the full recipe.
This is the best dessert to make when summer berries are at their ripest. This stunning treat is surprisingly simple to make thanks to chef Jeremy Lee’s generously shared recipe. Click here for the full recipe.
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