We all have our favorite, go-to dessert recipes for dinner parties, casual guests, and cosy family dinners. Some like the refreshing, light fruit flavors and others will accept nothing less than dense, dark chocolate. France in renowned for its wonderful desserts and pastries so enjoy this delicious collection, dessert time will never be the same again.
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This classic French dessert is punched up with the essence of cinnamon. Ease of preparation and beautiful presentation make this dish a great selection for dinner parties.
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Apple Tarte Tatin Recipe
Adding a touch of lemon zest and spice really perks up this classically delicious apple tarte Tatin recipe. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or Chantilly cream to the dessert for a rich after-dinner treat.
Apple Tarte Tatin
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This cherry clafouti recipe, also know as Clafouti aux Cerises, is the most well-known version of the traditional puffed French custard cake. In France, it is customary to serve clafoutis with cherry pits intact.
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Babas au rhum were once the loved dessert of the '60's, they disappeared for a few decades except in the most classic of French restaurants. Glad to say, they are now back and as popular as they ever were.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Orangettes are strips of candied orange peel dipped in dark chocolate. They are a delicious treat and even better they make lovely gifts wrapped in a little cellophane and a pretty ribbon.
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Chocolate mousse is the quintessential romantic French dessert made so quickly and easily, what's not to like?
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Crème au caramel is a wonderful dessert recipe for dinner parties and known as a bistro classic for decades. The creme can be made at least a day ahead also making it somewhat convenient.
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This is the quintessential French tart, found at patisseries and cafes year-round. Cool, sharp lemon filling contrasts nicely with the flaky, slightly sweet pastry. A little dollop of Chantilly cream served with the dessert makes the ideal treat.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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There is much debate as to who, exactly, invented the original opera cake recipe and where. Some culinary historians have set it as far back as the 1890s, while others put its creation at a Paris shop in the mid-twentieth century. Most opera cake enthusiasts agree
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This Breton butter cake is a classic dessert in Brittany. Kouign Amann means "bread and butter," and if bread is the staff of life, then this particular bread is indeed gilding the lily! Rich with butter and sugar, this cake needs no adornment whatsoever, although berries or whipped cream make for a special treat.