8 Famous French Desserts

February 19, 2024

By Usa Travel Trip

Here is the list of 8 famous French desserts that you must try

8. Chocolate Mousse 

This chocolate mousse is light and airy but with a deep chocolate taste. Make sure to use good-quality bittersweet chocolate and avoid over-mixing the egg yolks and whites into the melted chocolate. 

7. Macarons 

Macarons are colorful, delicate, and almost too pretty to eat, but their reputation for being difficult to make causes many to shy away from trying at home. 

6. Cherry Clafoutis 

Cherry clafoutis is a creamy dessert consisting of black cherries baked in a pancake-like batter. 

5. Apple Tarte Tatin 

Tarte aux pommes is made with a delicate tart dough and delicious almond cream filling (or frangipane) that is topped with a fan of sliced apples and melted apricot jam for a glossy, sweet finish. 

4. Palmiers 

Flaky and coated in cinnamon-sugar, palmiers are a great complement to a shot of espresso or cup of tea. 

3. Eclairs 

With their custardy filling, delicate pastry, and coat of chocolate, eclairs are a true fixture of French baking. The dough is made on the stovetop and then piped into short logs and baked until golden. 

2. Beignets 

A popular treat at Mardi Gras in both France and New Orleans, Beignets are similar to donuts but are a deep-fried choux pastry instead of a yeast dough, which makes them airy on the inside while lightly crisp on the outside. 

1. Mille-Feuille 

Mille-feuille is a dazzling dessert but it’s surprisingly simple to make, especially if you use pre-made pastry dough. 

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