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French sweets

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31 Best Desserts in Paris to Try in 2022

If you are visiting Paris and wondering which sweet treats to try, look no further. Here is a list of 31 of the best desserts in Paris in 2023 and where to try them. Disclosure:

Lemon Tarts | The Sweet Occasion

Traditional French lemon tarts are made with a pâte sucrée dough ('sweet dough') and filled with a creamy lemon curd filling. They are dreamy and reminiscent of lemon tarts in Paris.

Palmiers Cookies (Elephant Ears)

6 · 25 minutes · This easy palmiers cookies recipe uses store-bought puff pastry and sugar! That’s it! two ingredients and you have some classic French cookies that are sure to impress.


Baking & Spices
  • 1 cup Sugar
Bread & Baked Goods
  • 2 sheets All-butter puff pastry
Learn how to make Paris Brest

57 · Paris-Brest, a delicate ring shape Choux pastry with Hazelnut Praline Crème Mousseline filling, is definitely the Queen of French pastries! Crispy Pâte à Choux bonds together with silky, nutty Creme Mousseline filling in my Classic French recipe!


  • 220 g Egg
  • 80 g Egg yolk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla bean paste
Baking & Spices
  • 25 g Ap flour
  • 140 g Bread flour
  • 25 g Corn starch
  • 1 tbsp Granulated sugar
  • 100 g Granulated sugar
  • 2 Large pinch Salt
Nuts & Seeds
  • 75 g Almond flake
  • 3 tbsp Hazelnuts, roasted
  • 320 g Butter, Unsalted
  • 620 g Whole milk
  • 120 g Water
  • 130 g Hazelnut praline paste (homemade or store bough)
  • Hazelnut praline paste (homemade or store bough)
French Butter Cookies

My French Butter cookies recipe creates crisp, rich, buttery, melt in your mouth deliciousness. Easy to make with just 5 basic ingredients!

French Canele Recipe (Canelé de Bordeaux)

11 · Using simple ingredients like milk, sugar, flout and butter, with special fluted molds, this French Canele recipe yields a delicious dessert, perfect for Christmas or holiday baking!


  • 2 Egg yolks, large
  • 2 Eggs, large whole
Baking & Spices
  • 13/16 cup All purpose-flour
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 2 cups Unsifted powdered sugar
  • 1 Vanilla bean
  • 3 1/2 tbsp Butter, unsalted
  • 1 oz Butter, salted or unsalted
  • 2 cups Whole milk
Beer, Wine & Liquor
  • 1/4 cup Spiced rum
  • 1 oz Beeswax (see notes on beeswax)
Most popular Éclair flavors

These elongated pastries with an appealing glaze, a crispy exterior, a soft doughy interior, and a sweet, creamy center originated in France at the turn of the 20th century. Most food historians believe they were invented by Marie-Antoine Carême, a famous French chef

Flan Pâtissier (French Custard Tart) | RecipeTin Eats

44 · 45 minutes · Recipe video above. Also known as Parisian Flan, this traditional French custard tart is the most magnificent custard tart in the world (in my humble opinion!). It's like a giant Portuguese Tart - but better, because there's so much more custard!The custard is truly incredible - rich, creamy, but not overly sweet. Sets perfectly to cut neat slices but melts in your mouth.DO NOT BE DAUNTED by the lengthy looking instructions. At its core, it is just a puff pastry crust filled with custard…


  • 1 Egg ((55 - 60g / 2 oz)), large
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 120 g Egg yolks
Baking & Spices
  • 1 cup Caster sugar
  • 7 tbsp Cornflour/cornstarch
  • 2 Vanilla beans
Bread & Baked Goods
  • 2 sheets Butter puff pastry
  • 50 g Butter, unsalted
  • 1 Butter
  • 1 Litre / 1 quart milk (, full fat)

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