Celebrate Bastille Day with fluffy éclairs and beautiful macarons.

By F&W Editors
Updated June 02, 2017
Double-Chocolate Soufflés

Happy Bastille Day! Celebrate with these incredible French desserts, including fluffy éclairs and beautiful macarons.

1. Chocolate-Frosted Éclairs

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.


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

2. Jacques Pépin's Favorite Pound Cake

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

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

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

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

Alsatian Rhubarb Tart

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

8. Petits Pots à l'Absinthe

Petits Pots à l’Absinthe

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

9. Classic French Macarons

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

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

Crème Brûlée

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