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32 French Desserts That Will Make You Want To Pack Everything And Move To Paris

Oh. Mon. Dieu.

1. Tarte Tatin

2. Clafoutis

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This cake, with a flan-like texture, is usually made with cherries, but you can also switch them for rhubarb and pears.

Here is a recipe for the cherry version, and one with rhubarb.

3. Crêpes

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Because a life without crêpes isn't a life worth living.

Find a recipe, here.

4. Paris-Brest

5. Eclair au chocolat

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A true classic that never lets you down. The real French chocolate éclairs have a chocolate cream filling, and not some kind of vanilla custard like many recipes in English would have you believe.

Here is a great recipe.

6. Kouign Amann

7. Crème brûlée

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It's both delicious and comforting. You can also have fun piercing the crust with the back of a spoon before eating it, like Audrey Tautou does in Amélie.

Click here for the recipe.

8. Far Breton

9. Gâteau Basque

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Another exquisite regional specialty, this time from the Basque Country.

Here is the recipe.

10. Gâteau au yaourt

11. French Apple Pie

12. French lemon tart

13. Canelés

14. Bugnes Lyonnaises

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An addictive crunchy, fried pastry that resembles beignets.

Click here for the recipe.

15. Chocolate Profiteroles

16. Tarte tropézienne

17. Macarons

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Perhaps the trendiest and most famous French pastries right now.

If you can't make the trip to Pierre Hermé, find a recipe here.

18. Chocolate Religieuse

19. Fig tart

20. Saint Honoré

21. Ispahan

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Pierre Hermé's famous cake associates the flavors of raspberries, roses, and lychees for a mind-blowing result.

Here is the recipe.

22. Madeleines

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These were Marcel Proust's favorites for a reason: They're always delightful.

Recipe here.

23. Baba au Rhum

24. Chocolate Mousse

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You can never go wrong with chocolate mousse. NEVER.

Click here for the recipe.

25. Kouglof

26. Mont-Blanc

27. Île flottante

28. Raspberry Charlotte

29. Meringues

30. Chouquettes

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They're fluffy, light as air, soft, sweet, and just so fucking delicious.

Find the recipe, here.

31. Mille-feuille

32. Choux à la crème

The Paris-Brest is filled with praline-flavored cream. An earlier version of this post misstated that it was filled with whipped cream.

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