Serving bowl and small bowl of French rice pudding topped with whipped cream, along with spoons on a lace tablecloth

Riz au Lait ~ French Rice Pudding

Riz au lait is another way of saying French rice pudding. So gosh darn easy and impossible to stop eating, it’s quite possibly the thing we love most about the French.

Four chocolate coconut macaroon pies, each resting on a striped cocktail napkin.

Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Pies

These lovelines are sorta like chocolate-dipped macaroons in reverse with their abundance of chocolate and modest coconut presence. And just 6 ingredients.

Four white plates, each topped with a lemon steamed pudding.

Lemon Steamed Pudding

These pillowy puddings practically resonate with lemony loveliness. Someone pass a spoon, please.

Two parfait-style serving dishes filled with raspberry fool, and topped with fresh raspberries.

Raspberry Fool

A luxurious and super simple dessert with a subtle sweetness and a lovely tanginess. Perfect for those extra soft berries.

A white serving platter filled with Portuguese rice pudding and topped with toasted pistachios and cinnamon

Portuguese Rice Pudding ~ Arroz Doce

Traditional Portuguese rice pudding is cooked risotto-style with a lilt of citrus and the warmness of cinnamon. Easy as can be. With all the creamy richness you’ve come to expect from rice pudding.

Four small crocks of pumpkin pots de creme--pumpkin pudding topped with crumbled cookie and whipped cream

Pumpkin Pots de Crème

These fancy-sounding desserts are essentially creamy custards that come together with very little time or effort from half-and-half, brown sugar, pumpkin, eggs, and warm spices. So good you’re gonna want them year round.

Far Breton | French Custard Cake

Far Breton ~ French Custard Cake

Far Breton is a custardy cake similar to a clafouti gilded with rum-soaked prunes and a specialty of Brittany, France. And you know any dessert lovely enough for the French is gonna be something really quite special.

Big glass bowl of layers of vanilla wafer banana pudding topped with sliced bananas, Nilla wafers, and whipped cream

Vanilla Wafer Banana Pudding

Not a lot has changed since you last had this after-school classic. It’s still easy. It’s still quick. And it’s still gosh darned comforting as heck.