16 French Desserts For Bastille Day That Are Surprisingly Easy To Make

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As a self-proclaimed Francophile, I am obviously very excited for Bastille Day, which is on July 14. I'll take any excuse to celebrate French culture, and there's no better day to do that than the French version of the Fourth of July. Unfortunately, I can't be in France to participate in the parades and celebrations, but that doesn't mean I can't make New York feel like France... with French desserts.

There is a lot to get excited about when it comes to French culture and history... namely the food. No matter how you feel about the European country, you have to hand it to them — the French know how to make dessert. From creamy custards to fruit tarts to sweet pastries, every item is decadent and delicious. The good news is that most of them are also a lot easier to make than you would think. So instead of dropping cash at a French bakery, try making your own. Enjoy these 16 French desserts that are surprisingly easy to make on Bastille Day, or really, any day of the year.

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