Celebrate Bastille Day with fluffy éclairs and beautiful macarons.

By F&W Editors
Updated June 02, 2017
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Happy Bastille Day! Celebrate with these incredible French desserts, including fluffy éclairs and beautiful macarons.

1. Chocolate-Frosted Éclairs

Here, the classic dessert gets lightened with whipped cream for the fluffiest éclair around.
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Here, the classic dessert gets lightened with whipped cream for the fluffiest éclair around.

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For super fluffy éclairs, pastry chef Joanne Chang uses whipped cream to lighten the pastry cream.

2. Jacques Pépin's Favorite Pound Cake

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What's the secret to Jacques Pépin's incredible cake? He folds in candied citrus peels.

3. Sweet Cherry Clafoutis

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Chefs in France's Limousin region make this creamy cake with unpitted cherries but it's also delicious with apricots or plums.

4. Brown-Butter Crepes with Nutella and Jam

Any jam will work with these delicious crêpes.

5. Brown Butter Pistachio Financiers

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Ground pistachios add fantastic texture to Top Chef winner Kristen Kish's delicious take on the classic French dessert.

6. Double-Chocolate Soufflés

Cookbook author Mimi Thorisson's chocolatey soufflés are terrific with Sauternes, a sweet white dessert wine from Bordeaux.

7. Alsatian Rhubarb Tart

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's fruit tart is deliciously tangy.

8. Petits Pots à l'Absinthe

A splash of absinthe gives these puddings a delicious anise flavor.

9. Classic French Macarons

A simple orange buttercream filling stars in this recipe, but it can easily be adapted for a wide range of flavor combinations.

10. Gâteau Basque

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Star chef Daniel Boulud's version of the Pays Basque regional cake features a flaky crust and brandied cherries.

11. Crème Brûlée

"This creamy, rich dessert is the perfect love letter," says F&W chef in residence Andrew Zimmern.