50 delicious French recipes you’ll keep returning to

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October 5, 2021
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50 delicious French recipes you’ll keep returning to

French cuisine dates back to medieval times, with royal families enjoying expressive, extravagant dishes. Those flourishes can still be seen today, from savory crepes and croissants to dishes heavy with creams, cheeses, and meats. Georges Auguste Escoffier is widely considered the man who modernized French food during the late 19th century.
Stacker compiled a list of French recipes from Allrecipes. Keep reading to find some new, totally indulgent dishes that will wow your family and friends at your next meal.

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Poulet de Provencal

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Gratin Dauphinois de Solange

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 20 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Traditional Layered French Croissants

- Prep: 2 hrs 20 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Additional: 1 day
- Total: 1 day
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 2 dozen croissants
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cali's Sinful Creme Brulee

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 40 mins
- Additional: 6 hrs
- Total: 6 hrs 50 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Beef Bourguignon II

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 3 hrs
- Total: 3 hrs 20 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 2 quart casserole
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chef John's Creme Fraiche

- Prep: 5 mins
- Additional: 2 days
- Total: 2 days
- Servings: 32
- Yield: 1 pint
- Number of ingredients: 2
- Read more about the recipe here

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French Onion Soup V

- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chef John's Coq Au Vin

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
- Total: 1 hr 45 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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French Crepes

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 35 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Brandied Cherry Clafouti

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 50 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 65 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Lemon Sorbet

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 1 day
- Total: 1 day
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Basic Crepes

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 8 crepes
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Rich and Simple French Onion Soup

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 50 mins
- Total: 65 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chicken Cordon Bleu I

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 35 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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French Crepes

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 35 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chicken Cordon Bleu II

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 60 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Fondant Potatoes

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 40 mins
- Additional: 5 mins
- Total: 60 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chocolate Ganache

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 3
- Read more about the recipe here

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Dessert Crepes

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 crepes
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Disney's Ratatouille

- Prep: 45 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 90 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Lobster Thermidor

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Meat Pie

- Prep: 25 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Tuscan Pork Tenderloin

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Additional: 5 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Coq Au Vin with Rosemary and Thyme

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 5 mins
- Total: 1 hr 15 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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The Best Lemon Vinaigrette

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 1 cup
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Creme Brulee

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Additional: 2 hrs
- Total: 2 hrs 40 mins
- Servings: 5
- Yield: 5 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Herbs de Provence

- Prep: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 100
- Yield: 1 cup
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Macaron (French Macaroon)

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 1 hr 30 mins
- Total: 1 hr 70 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 16 macarons
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Ratatouille

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 60 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Pastry Cream

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 5 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 2 1/2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Blender Hollandaise Sauce

- Prep: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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French Onion Soup Gratinee

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 15 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 17
- Read more about the recipe here

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Quiche Lorraine I

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 55 mins
- Additional: 10 mins
- Total: 80 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 1 - 9 inch pie
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Lyonnaise Potatoes

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Total: 55 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 4 to 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Rich and Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 10 mins
- Total: 1 hr 30 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Omelet in a Bag

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 13 mins
- Total: 28 mins
- Servings: 1
- Yield: 1 omelet
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Red Wine Reduction Sauce

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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How to Make Bordelaise Sauce

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 1 cup
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Tarte aux Moutarde (French Tomato and Mustard Pie)

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 1 9-inch pie
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chef John's Tomato Tart

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 35 mins
- Additional: 20 mins
- Total: 75 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Eclairs II

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 60 mins
- Servings: 9
- Yield: 9 eclairs
- Number of ingredients: 15
- Read more about the recipe here

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Real French Crepes

- Prep: 2 mins
- Cook: 13 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 7
- Yield: 7 crepes
- Number of ingredients: 3
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sheet Pan Ratatouille

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 42 mins
- Total: 57 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cordon Bleu Chicken Rolls

- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 to 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Restaurant-Style French Onion Soup

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 15 mins
- Total: 1 hr 35 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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French Butter Cakes (Madeleines)

- Servings: 12
- Yield: 1 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chicken French - Rochester, NY Style

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Macarons

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Additional: 8 hrs 15 mins
- Total: 8 hrs 60 mins
- Servings: 15
- Yield: 30 cookies
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Frenchie's Salad Dressing

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 28
- Yield: 3 1/2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sauteed Mushrooms (Quick and Simple)

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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