Our 25 Best Classic & Inspired French Desserts
Cakes, Pastries, and More
A humble cake is always a reliable dessert, but don’t hesitate to go beyond them by making an eggy clafoutis or paper-thin crêpes.
Fast and Fancy Tarts
Tarts are oh-so French because they make use of seasonal fruit, are always full of butter, and come together without fuss.
Crème brûlée might just be one of the most popular and well-known French desserts, but it’s worth getting to know pot de crème, too, which is the most luxe pudding around.
A Few Favorite Cookies
There are a handful of classic French cookies to know and love: meringues, macarons, and palmiers all make the cut. All are the perfect treat for dessert, but are also ideal with your mid-afternoon cup of coffee.