It’s no secret that France is famous for its desserts. In fact, the country sold over $16 million CAD in confections so far this year!
Whether you’re planning a French vacation or just want to take your taste buds on a journey by hitting your local bakery, you need to try some of the best French desserts.
Don’t know where to start? Keep reading to discover the top sweet treats that France has to offer.
The beauty of a crêpe is that they can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dessert! A crêpe is a thin pancake that can be served with a variety of fillings.
Savory versions often contain meats and cheeses while sweet versions can be served with fruit, Nutella, sugar, chocolate and more!
If you’re looking for a no-guilt treat, meringues are perfect. They’re made using only egg whites, sugar, and a flavoring (typically vanilla, lemon, or almond), so you don’t have to worry about indulging in a ton of carbs or calories.
They’re also incredibly light and airy, so you won’t leave with a heavy feeling in your stomach. In fact, it’ll feel more like you’re eating a cloud.
Macarons are perhaps the most famous French dessert. They’re made by sandwiching two meringue-based cookies with cream, jam, or ganache in the middle.
There are a ton of different flavors to choose from, including rose, almond, lemon, strawberry, salted caramel, and chocolate.
The best part is that you don’t have to fly all the way to France to try a macaron! Since they’re so popular, many Canadian and American bakeries, like Bonpastry, offer quality macarons.
Mille-Feuille means thousand-leaf, which is a perfect description of this pasty. It’s made by stacking dozens of layers of puff pastry and cream on top of each other.
While they look delicate on the outside, be careful! This can be one messy treat!
If you’re not a fan of pastries, crème brûlée is the dessert for you. It’s a sweet and smooth custard with a thin layer of crunchy caramelized sugar on top.
The contrasting textures and satisfying cracking of caramelized sugar makes eating crème brûlée a whole culinary experience.
Éclair au Chocolat
You’ve probably heard of chocolate éclairs before. But the French version is quite different than what you’ll find back home.
From the outside, they look the same—long pastries with chocolate icing on top. However, instead of using a vanilla cream on the inside, an éclair au chocolat contains chocolate cream, so you get double the chocolate goodness!
Your Guide to the Best French Desserts
You can’t go to France without indulging a bit (or a lot)! Just follow this guide to French desserts to ensure you try the best sweets France has to offer.
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