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Classic French Desserts at Home

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They have a certain je ne sais quoi—even their names sound impressive. And the good news is these classic French desserts only look fussy. In reality, they’re no more challenging than your go-to everyday treats. So go ahead and make your guests think you’re a pastry chef extraordinaire—only you will know how easy it was!

The fabulously creamy Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse (above) is decadent yet light, with the perfect amount of sweetness.

Try these Crepes with Sauteed Bananas and Chocolate for your next special occasion. We certainly won’t tell if you have the leftovers for breakfast the next morning.

Crepes with Sauteed Bananas and Chocolate

With puff pastry as your secret weapon—you can make both Raspberry Napoleons and Pear Tart Tatin in no time at all. Both are rich, buttery, and look extravagant on the plate.

Raspberry Napoleons

Pear Tart Tatin

So think twice about buying a take-home treat from that fancy patisserie; for a fraction of the cost, you’ll really wow your guests with one of these wonderfully homemade desserts. Bon appetit!

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