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

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1. Tarte Tatin

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A delicious caramelized upside-down apple pie that never, ever, disappoints.

Here is the recipe.

4. Paris-Brest

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The Paris-Brest is basically a cream puff filled with praline-flavored cream. What more do you need??

Find a recipe here and here.

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

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An amazing caramelized specialty from Brittany made with A LOT of butter, which is a prerequisite to achieve pastry heaven.

Here is a recipe.

8. Far Breton

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This prune cake is one of the most mouthwatering gifts Brittany has offered to the world.

Find the recipe, here.

10. Gâteau au yaourt

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This yoghurt-based treat is probably the easiest cake recipe ever invented.

Find the recipe, here.

11. French Apple Pie

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You think you know apple pies, but if you haven't tried a French apple pie you don't know shit.

Click here for the recipe.

12. French lemon tart

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Less tangy than the American lime pie, the French lemon tart is both sweet and refreshing.

Here is the recipe.

13. Canelés

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This Bordeaux specialty tastes like vanilla and rum — in other words, it tastes like heaven.

Find the recipe, here.

15. Chocolate Profiteroles

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I don't know who first had the idea to pour hot chocolate sauce on a choux pastry filled with vanilla ice cream, but this person deserves a Nobel Prize.

Here is a recipe.

16. Tarte tropézienne

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It's pretty much a giant cream puff, which can only be an amazing thing.

Recipe here and here.

18. Chocolate Religieuse

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One of France's most popular pastries, the religieuse exists in many flavors but you can never go wrong with coffee and chocolate.

Here is the recipe.

19. Fig tart

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A delicious tart that celebrates one of the best fruits.

Here is the recipe.

20. Saint Honoré

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Cream puffs + pastry cream + whipped cream = food orgasm guaranteed.

Find the recipe, here.

23. Baba au Rhum

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It is soaked in rum. If that's not enough to convince you, I don't know what you need.

Find the recipe; here.

25. Kouglof

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The Alsatian bundt cake is the perfect Christmas treat.

Find a recipe, here.

26. Mont-Blanc

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Made with chestnut cream and meringue, the Mont-Blanc cake is the best thing you could ever eat after a cold winter day.

Here is the recipe.

27. Île flottante

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This floating island is the kind of classic dessert French grandmas make for their grandchildren.

Find a recipe, here.

28. Raspberry Charlotte

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Both beautiful and delicious.

Here is the recipe.

29. Meringues

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Crunchy, sticky, and sweet, meringues are ridiculously good and addictive.

Here is the recipe.

31. Mille-feuille

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Puff pastry and custard united in a wonderful and exquisite dessert.

Here is the recipe.

32. Choux à la crème

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Words cannot even begin to express how good choux à la crème are. You're just gonna have to go ahead and try them for yourself.

Find the recipe, here.

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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