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Say "Oui" to These Scrumptious French Sweets

Feb 28 2013 - 6:45am

Thanks to popular sweets like macarons, crepes, and crème brulée, France has cemented itself as one of the major dessert capitals of the world. In honor of Tuesday's kickoff to Paris Fashion Week, we're taking a look at some of those familiar French dessert staples, plus a few lesser-known dishes. Craving something sugary? Satisfy your sweet tooth with these delicious French desserts!

Top this classic crème brulée recipe [1] with fresh raspberries for an extra dose of sweet.

Channel your inner Julia Child [2] with this buttery crepes fines sucrées recipe [3] with strawberries marinated in orange liqueur.

This basic French macarons recipe [4] includes just five ingredients: almond meal, powdered sugar, egg whites, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract.

Spice up a standard lemon soufflé recipe [5] with tangy raspberry coulis.

Adapted from Julia Child [6]'s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, this Reine de Saba — a chocolate almond cake recipe [7] — features a rich, fudgy center.

This sweet cherry clafouti recipe [8] features a custard-style baked dessert that's served warm with powdered sugar.

Made with crème fraiche, whipped cream, and Nutella, this hazelnut mousse recipe [9] offers a tasty twist on classic mousse.

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