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French Pastries You Can Make at Home

Travel to France with these classic French desserts.
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Time is on your side. Beat the boredom and try something new and give yourself a confidence boost and celebrate your successful attempt at french baking with a treat.

Here is our ultimate list of French pastries you definitely need to try.

Plant Based Baking

EASYPEANUT-FREE

Mini Palmiers

K33 Kitchen

Create some simple recipes like these mini palmiers to cure your pasty cravings.

Let Them Eat Cake!

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Lemon Poppy Seed Crepe Cake

Ful-Filled

Decadent, classic French cake consisting of layers and layers of paper-thin crepes separated with pastry cream.

The Pursuit of Happiness

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Mint Chocolate Chip Éclairs

Olive and Artisan

These Mint Chocolate Chip Éclairs are perfect for any season and have just the right amount of sweetness to make anyone happy.

Pie, Pie Again

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Blueberry Lavender Buttermilk Galette

Olive and Artisan

When you need pie but not the extra work, reach for this recipe for Blueberry Lavender Buttermilk Galette, a great flaky crust filled with juicy blueberries.

8-Ingredient Wonder

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Vegan Mille-Feuille

The Edgy Veg

This vegan raspberry Mille-Feuille is a perfect pastry dessert if you miss enjoying a delectable french pastry with layers of decadent cream and fruit. All you need is 8 ingredients to make this delicious vegan pastry for a loved one or to WOW your friends!

Julia's Child

PEANUT-FREEFISH-FREE

Gateau Reine de Saba

SideChef

Truly a French classic, popularized in the US by the illustrious Julia Child.

Don't Flake Out

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Kouign Amann

Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen

Kouign Amann are flaky, amazing little pastries that are very much like croissants. They take some time but are so worth the effort!

Oh, Crepe!

PEANUT-FREEFISH-FREE

Peach Crepes with Goat Cheese Cream Filling

Lemons and Basil

These Peach Crepes with Goat Cheese Cream Filling are sweet and full of flavor without sacrificing nutrition. Simple, wholesome ingredients create the perfect meal to start your day!

If the Choux Fits

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Ginger Lime Profiteroles

Delisous

Choux buns filled with a ginger and lime curd and then folded in some mascarpone cheese to add richness and thickness. The combination of the spicy heat from the ginger and the fresh, zesty flavor of the lime adds the kick these buns need!

Amazingly Adaptable

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Honey Lavender Madeleines

Bird Pick Tea & Herb

Adapted from David Lebovitz's Lemon-Glazed Madeleines.

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