What We Love: Sweet French Recipes


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I remember the exact moment I fell head-over-to-the-moon in love with Paris. All it took was a simple bite of an éclair from a hole-in-the-wall bakery in Montmartre. Somehow every happy and beautiful moment of my life was captured in each bite of airy pastry, dark chocolate, and vanilla cream. This was not the grocery-store, soggy, yellow-custard-filled éclairs of my youth. Oh no. This was a revelation. I was completely smitten and have had a love affair with Paris and French desserts ever since.

Last week, we gave you a taste of our favorite Savory French Recipes. Now we’d like to share with you a few of our French (or French-inspired) dishes that are sure to make life so very sweet. And who knows, you may even fall in love.

Custardy Apple Squares: The queen of  French baking, Dorie Greenspan, shares a homey and delightful dessert made with very little fuss.

Lavender Honey Macarons: The Lavender-Honey Buttercream alone is worth is to make these adorable cookies at home.

Pear Liqueur: It doesn’t get easier than this to create something really special and a wonderful gift for your dearest friends.


Blackberry, Blueberry, & Fig Tartlets: These tartlets are almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

Moscato Sabayon and Berries: Your berries (and desserts, for that matter) will never be the same again.

Flourless Molten Chocolate Cake Cups: Just five simple ingredients to a decadent and dreamy dessert? Sold.

Lemon Curd Crepe Cake: Make this now. Thank us later.

Chestnut Pear Tatin: Roasted chestnuts combined with sweet pears make this a holiday staple.

Red Wine Chocolate Truffles: We all know that red wine and chocolate are good for you, right? And they make an incredible gift. We’ll show you how.


First and third photos taken and styled by Heidi Murphy/White Loft Studio; Second photo taken by Sean St. John.

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