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Crème brûlée

Looking for the perfect French dessert recipe for your next dinner party? From Crème Brûlée to Tarte Tatin, we've got the perfect French pudding for you

Are you looking for the perfect French dessert recipe for your next dinner party? Look no further for a great selection of dessert recipes from across the channel for the perfect delicious pud for the whole family this week.

If you've got a penchant for French food, you'll love this collection of French desserts. Whether you want a showstopper that will really impress your friends, like our recipe for a tiered macaroon cake, or something more simple like a roulade you can make ahead and have ready for your guests when you get around to serving up pudding, there are plenty of classic French dessert dishes to choose from.

If you want to serve up individual desserts to make your guests feel extra special, why not try making our rosewater floating islands with framboise custard and fresh raspberries? Made in individual glasses, it's a great dessert recipe you can prepare ahead of time and serve up to your guests, who will appreciate all the effort you've gone to.

Another option for a really special individual dessert is our chocolate and mint parfait, which is superbly sweet and satisfying.

Macarons are a classic French meringue treat that are made using egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder and food colouring to give them that wonderfully bright colour. It's an intricate art to master, but we've got the perfect recipes for macarons, from our classic chocolate macarons to our version with chocolate and Grand Marnier, and we've made them as simple as possible for perfect results.

Tarte tatin is also a much loved classic French dessert option, and while we love our classic tarte tatin recipe, sometimes it's nice to mix things up, so we've also got a pineapple version for you to try too.

And a selection of French desserts wouldn't be complete without a classic crème brûlée recipe, so what better way to start off our collection of French desserts that you'll just love? Smooth, rich and creamy on the inside and satisfyingly sweet and crunchy on top - this fabulous recipe is one of those dishes we think everyone should know how to make.

Get the recipe:Crème brûlée

James Martin's St Emilion Macarons

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James Martin's St Emilion Macarons

This recipe from James Martin will help you to create the perfect indulgent dinner party dessert to really wow your guests. With chocolate and red wine, this gorgeous recipe really does taste great. Plus we asked James to come into our test kitchen and show you how to make this delicious recipe, so you can follow the video instructions too! Get the recipe: James Martin's St Emilion Macarons

Pineapple Tarte Tatin

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Pineapple Tarte Tatin

A new take on a classic tarte tatin recipe, we've used pineapple in this dish to make it extra special. It serves six people and looks really impressive, so it's a great recipe to try if you've got friends coming over for a dinner party. Get the recipe: Pineapple Tarte Tatin

Rosewater Floating Islands with Framboise Custard and Fresh Raspberries

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Rosewater Floating Islands with Framboise Custard and Fresh Raspberries

A new take on the classic French île flottante, this special pud can be served up into individual glasses to make your guests feel extra special. With fresh raspberries, this sweet and sharp recipe is full of flavours and textures. Get the recipe: Rosewater Floating Islands with Framboise Custard and Fresh Raspberries

Iced Lemon Souffle

Iced Lemon Souffle

Souffle is the ultimate French recipe and this sweet version is a real treat for any guests you may have visiting. This dessert recipe can be prepped in advance so it's a great one to try if you're entertaining and want to be really organised. Get the recipe: Iced Lemon Souffle

Tarte Tatin

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Tarte Tatin

An absolute classic, this sweet dish is served throughout France and is a really easy recipe to whip up if you fancy something extra special this week. Serve it up with a big dollop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate indulgent dessert. Get the recipe: Tarte Tatin

Mocha And Hazelnut Parfait With Frangelico

Mocha And Hazelnut Parfait With Frangelico

Parfait is a classic French dish and makes for a lovely dessert recipe that can be served up in individual glasses. Try this mocha and hazelnut version for a coffee, chocolate and crunchy flavour you'll just love. Get the recipe: Mocha And Hazelnut Parfait With Frangelico

Strawberry Meringue Tower

Strawberry Meringue Tower

Meringue is such a classic sweet French treat, and we've made it into a really impressive dessert option for your next dinner party with this impressive meringue tower. This recipe makes a crunchy and sweet dessert that will feed a whole lot of mouths - what more could you want? Get the recipe: Strawberry Meringue Tower

French Style Apple Tart

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French Style Apple Tart

A classic French tart is a perfect dish to make if you're serving a crowd, as it's relatively cheap to make and stretches really far. Super simple and really quick - this classic French dessert recipe will fast become a family favourite. Get the recipe: French Style Apple Tart

Chocolate Macarons

Chocolate Macarons

A simple yet classic dessert option, you can't go wrong with a good chocolate macaron recipe - and this one is just that. These tasty treats would make a perfect gift to take away at the end of your dinner party if they're not all gobbled up by your guests! Get the recipe: Chocolate Macarons

Salted Caramel Roulade

Salted Caramel Roulade

This rich and creamy dessert is really impressive, with a super light sponge and a salted caramel filling, there's nothing more satisfying. It can be prepped ahead too, so it's perfect if you're entertaining. Get the recipe: Salted Caramel Roulade

Sophie Ellis-Bextor's Pistachio and Cardamom Meringue Kisses

Sophie Ellis-Bextor's Pistachio and Cardamom Meringue Kisses

For something a little different, try Sophie Ellis Bextor's recipe for these sweet meringue kisses. Pistachio and cardamom combine perfectly in this colourful recipe and these treats would make a great parting gift to your guests. Get the recipe: Sophie Ellis-Bextor's Pistachio and Cardamom Meringue Kisses

Lemon and Lime Meringue Pie

Lemon and Lime Meringue Pie

Lemon meringue pie is such a classic recipe - the tartness of the lemon and sweetness of the meringue combines to make a wonderful dessert that's full of flavours and textures. We've added lime into this classic French recipe to give it even more of a kick. Get the recipe: Lemon and Lime Meringue Pie

Mini Baileys Eclairs

Mini Baileys Eclairs

A classic French sweet treat, these mini Baileys Eclairs take a bit of effort, but they're well worth it for a really special treat for your friends. Using espresso and coco powder to make a delicious icing, these eclairs will be the talk of any dinner party! Get the recipe: Mini Baileys Eclairs

Pistachio and Grand Marnier Eclairs

Pistachio and Grand Marnier Eclairs

A perfect dessert recipe for a really grown up treat that your friends and family will just love - try boozy eclairs today and you'll not be disappointed. They're a little bit more of an effort to make, but the finished result is super special. Get the recipe: Pistachio and Grand Marnier Eclairs

Chocolate And Grand Marnier Mini Macaroons

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Chocolate And Grand Marnier Mini Macaroons

We love a classic macaroon recipe, but this one is that little bit extra special thanks to the boozy element too. This recipe takes just 25 minutes to prep, so it's a really quick French dessert recipe to try this week. Get the recipe: Chocolate & Grand Marnier Mini Macaroons

Chocolate and Mint Parfait

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Chocolate and Mint Parfait

We love a good After Eight after dinner, so we just loved using them in this chocolate and mint parfait recipe. Smooth, indulgent and perfect when served up in individual glasses! Get the recipe: Chocolate and Mint Parfait

Chilled Raspberry Souffle

Chilled Raspberry Souffle

This bright and sweet souffle recipe takes just 40 minutes to prep and serves up to 12 people, so it's perfect for a show stopping dessert that will feed a lot of mouths. Decorate with fresh raspberries for an even more special finish. Get the recipe: Chilled Raspberry Souffle