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Discover 12+ of our favorite French-inspired vegan dessert recipes! There is something for everyone, from buttery madeleines to crispy macarons and crême brulée! All of those desserts are completely plant-based.

12 Vegan French Dessert Recipes

While French sweets often rely on eggs, heavy cream, and butter for flavor and texture, it’s definitely possible to make most of those recipes plant-based!

🇫🇷 What are Traditional French Desserts

France is well-known to have some of the most decadent desserts in the world. Some of the most popular French desserts include crême brûlée, macarons, millefeuille, madeleines, tarte tatin, and crêpes.

Discover all of these plus more below!

Vegan Madeleines
Learn how to make French-inspired vegan madeleines that are buttery, tender, and simply irresistible! These madeleines are baked to a perfect golden brown and can be dipped in dark chocolate to make them even more decadent. Just 8 ingredients and 1 bowl are required!
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French Apple Tart
This rustic French apple tart features thinly sliced apples layered over a generous bed of apple sauce, all baked in a flaky pie crust. It's a simple and affordable Fall dessert that will surely be a hit with the entire family!
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Creamy Vegan Chocolate Tart
This vegan chocolate tart is ultra-creamy, rich, and packed with an intense chocolate flavor! Prepared with just a handful of ingredients in 30 minutes, it's a classic and decadent dessert that will surely excite your tastebuds!
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Vegan Pie Crust (2 Ways!)
Learn how to make a classic vegan pie crust at home with just 3 ingredients! It's butteryflaky, and perfect for making sweet pies as well as savory tarts. Plus, I'm sharing two ways to make it!
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Apricot Tart
This French-inspired apricot tart will delight your tastebuds! It packs soft and juicy fresh apricots that are slightly charred on top of a crunchy pie crust. Finished with apricot jam, this vegan apricot tart is simple yet impressive!
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Vegan Strawberry Tart (Or Tartlets!)
This adorable vegan strawberry tart makes use of the abundance of fresh strawberries! Made with a buttery shortcrust pastry, fresh vanilla pastry cream, and sliced strawberries, this tart is finished with a shiny glaze. A fresh, juicy, and delicate summer dessert!
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How to Make Tartlet Shells (Vegan)
Learn how to make perfect tartlet shells from scratch! These tartlets are made with a buttery and sweet shortcrust pastry (pâte sablée) and can be used to prepare fruit tarts, chocolate tarts, or any entremet!
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Vegan Creme Caramel (Flan)
Super creamy vanilla creme caramel topped with a rich salted caramel sauce. It melts in your mouth and is perfectly sweet! Eggless, dairy-free, and vegan!
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Vegan Caramel Pot De Creme
These vegan caramel pots de creme are made with just 4 ingredients in 10 minutes. Rich, creamy, and infused with plenty of caramel flavor, these little cremes make a decadent dessert that everyone will love!
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Vegan Crème Anglaise
This vegan crème anglaise offers a plant-based alternative to the classic French custard sauce. It has a silky smooth consistency and packs a rich vanilla flavor. You will love to drizzle this custard sauce over chocolate cakes, pastries, baked pears, or fresh berries!
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Vegan Gluten-Free Madeleines
Buttery and tender French madeleines infused with vanilla and lime zest! Dip in chocolate to take them to the next level!
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Semolina Pudding (with Caramel!)
This semolina pudding cake is infused with plenty of vanilla and comes with a rich caramel sauce topping. It has a delicate texture and is naturally vegan! Just 15 minutes and 6 ingredients are required!
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Creamy Vegan Rice Pudding
This vegan rice pudding is irresistibly creamy, not overly sweet, and flavored with plenty of vanilla! A classic, family-friendly dessert that requires affordable and easy-to-find ingredients. Plant-based and just 20 minutes!
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How to Make Vegan Pastry Cream
Infused with vanilla, not too sweet and so creamy! This vegan pastry cream is perfect to use as a filling in tarts, shortcakes, millefeuille, and more!
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Vegan Easter Egg Macarons
Vegan + Gluten-free macarons filled with a delicious dark chocolate hazelnut ganache! Perfect for easter!
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The Best Vegan Chocolate Mousse
This vegan chocolate mousse has the perfect texture! It's light and airy, slightly firm, and packed with chocolate flavor! Just 6 ingredients and 20 minutes are required. A must-try plant-based dessert that is definitely a crowd-pleaser!
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Vegan Ladyfingers (Savoiardi)
These delicious vegan ladyfingers are so light and crispy! Dunk them in coffee and use them as a base to make tiramisu and other desserts! Just 8 ingredients are required!
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Vegan Praline Chocolates
Amazing vegan chocolates filled with a tender caramelized nuts filling! It's nutty, infused with vanilla, and insanely addicting!
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Vegan Crème Brûlée
This delicious vegan crème brûlée consists of a rich and creamy vanilla custard topped with a crispy caramel layer! Plant-based, egg-free, and just 8 ingredients!
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Classic Apple Tarte Tatin
This classic French dessert features juicy caramelized apples topped with a crispy and buttery shortcrust pastry. This Tarte Tatin recipe is easy to make and SO delicious served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
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Vegan King Cake (Galette des Rois)
King cake, also known as “Galette des Rois,” is a classic French pastry that consists of puff pastry filled with a sweet almond paste called frangipane. This vegan king cake tastes just as good as the original without the eggs!
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Easy Vegan Caramel Rice Pudding
Creamy vanilla-infused rice pudding with a sweet and salty caramel syrup! Plant-based, dairy-free, and delicious!
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Thomas Pagot is the founder, photographer, and recipe developer behind Full of Plants. He created the blog in 2016 as a personal cookbook for vegan recipes. Through years of recipe development, Thomas has successfully grown Full of Plants into a trusted resource for plant-based recipes.

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