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15 Colorful Homemade French Macaron Recipes

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15 Colorful Homemade French Macaron Recipes

Don’t let French macarons and their reputation for being fussy intimidate you! With step-by-step tutorials and reliable macaron recipes in every flavor, you’ll master homemade macarons in no time at all.

15 Colorful Homemade French Macaron Recipes // FoodNouveau.com

French macarons are impossible to resist. Who hasn’t walked past a patisserie or bakery and been tempted by the rainbow of macarons lined up in the window?

French macarons have crunchy, yet chewy, shells with perfect little “feet” that envelope delectable buttercream fillings in every flavor you can think of, making them an irresistible treat. They also have the added benefit of being naturally gluten-free, making them a favorite for almost everyone!

But (there’s always a but isn’t there?) they do have a reputation for being a little fussy to make at home. The truth is, they can be tricky if you’ve never made them before but, that’s why I’ve created some fantastic resources for you—so you can be a pro in no time!

Piping French macaron shells // FoodNouveau.com

Resources to Help You Make Homemade Macarons

I adore these delightful little bites and have spent years perfecting how to make them at home. If you’ve never made homemade macarons before and want to try them, I have three extremely helpful resources for you:

Multi-Colored French Macarons // FoodNouveau.com

Flavored Macarons

I love making flavored macarons. Nothing makes me happier than coming up with new, and sometimes surprising, flavor combinations to delight everyone who tries them.

You can make the shells and fillings with the same flavors, like my dark chocolate macarons, salted caramel macarons, or pistachio macarons. You can experiment and give the shells different but complementary flavors. I’ve done this with my pecan maple macarons and strawberry rhubarb macarons.

I also like to get adventurous and try some more interesting flavor combos like basil lime or chocolate miso. They may sound unusual but I promise they’re absolutely delicious!

Which will you try first?



15 Colorful Homemade French Macaron Recipes


1. Dark Chocolate Macarons

These Dark Chocolate Macarons are always a hit: the combination of rich and creamy ganache combined and crunchy macarons shells is just irresistible.

Dark Chocolate Macarons // FoodNouveau.com

2. Pistachio Macarons

Pistachio macarons are a timeless classic of French pastry. Learn how to make them at home! These treats delightfully highlight the elegant bright green nut.

Pistachio Macarons // FoodNouveau.com

3. Salted Caramel Macarons

These Salted Caramel Macarons, inspired by pastry master Pierre Hermé, perfectly balance sweet and salty to create a truly memorable bite.

Salted Caramel Macarons // FoodNouveau.com

4. Lemon Mascarpone Macarons

These bright yellow lemon mascarpone macarons are the ultimate macaron for lemon lovers: the puckery flavor of lemon is perfectly balanced by the rich and creamy mascarpone.

Lemon Mascarpone Macarons // FoodNouveau.com

5. Honey Orange Macarons

These crowd-pleasing honey orange macarons combine comforting, mellow flavors in a tiny, colorful package.

Honey Orange Macarons // FoodNouveau.com

6. Clementine Macarons

These clementine macarons are a lovely way to enjoy winter’s cutest citrus fruit. They offer an incredibly aromatic, juicy flavor in a tiny package.

Clementine Macarons, with Two Choices of Filling // FoodNouveau.com

7. Basil Lime Macarons

These creative basil lime macarons perfectly balance sweet, earthy basil with bright, tart lime, and the resulting treat is a real conversation starter!

Basil Lime Macarons, inspired by Pierre Hermé

8. Ginger Yuzu Macarons

These ginger yuzu macarons combines the unique flavor of yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit, with ginger and white chocolate to create a memorable bite.

Ginger Yuzu Macarons

9. Milk Chocolate Miso Macarons

These milk chocolate miso homemade macarons combine the rich sweetness of milk chocolate with the savory saltiness of miso to produce a perfectly balanced, addictive treat.

Milk Chocolate Miso Macarons // FoodNouveau.com

10. Strawberry Rhubarb Macarons

These strawberry rhubarb macarons are elegant summer treats that combine two of early summer’s most popular fruits. Bursting with the juiciness of fresh strawberries and the tickling tartness of rhubarb, these homemade macarons are something to write home about!

Strawberry and Rhubarb Macarons // FoodNouveau.com

11. Fresh Raspberry Matcha Macarons

These raspberry matcha macarons highlight the sweetness of raspberries and the earthy bitterness of matcha green tea in a lovely, well-balanced bite.

Fresh Raspberry and Matcha Macarons // FoodNouveau.com

12. Milk Chocolate and Passion Fruit Macarons

Want to recreate Pierre Hermé’s Mogador macarons at home? These delightful milk chocolate passion fruit macarons are as close to the classic Parisian treat as you can get.

Milk Chocolate and Passion Fruit Macarons // FoodNouveau.com

13. Pecan Maple Macarons

These pecan maple macarons are a tribute to maple syrup, the liquid, natural, golden syrup that gives a sweet, special touch to any dessert.

Maple and Pecan French Macarons // FoodNouveau.com

14. Hazelnut Pear Macarons

These elegant hazelnut pear homemade macarons are filled with a Frangelico-infused fresh pear filling, which also conceals caramelized diced pear. This tiny package offers complex textures and irresistible flavors that are perfect for cooler seasons!

Hazelnut Pear Macarons // FoodNouveau.com

15. Pecan & Spiced Apple Macarons

These pecan and spiced apple macarons bring all the comforting flavors of fall baking in a single bite: they taste like your favorite apple pie in a fruity, sweet package!

Spiced Apple & Pecan Macarons // FoodNouveau.com


More Resources for Making Homemade Macarons


How to Make French Macarons: A Step-by-Step Recipe

French macarons are notoriously difficult to make, yet with the right recipe and instructions, anyone can make them. Learn how to achieve this French treat in your home kitchen!

How to Make Macarons, a Step-by-Step Tutorial with Video // FoodNouveau.com

A Macaron Troubleshooting Guide: Useful Tips and Advice to Master the French Delicacy

This French macaron troubleshooting guide contains everything you need to master the classic French treat: basic advice, countless expert tips, photos, recipes, and even access to a helpful video class!

An In-Depth French Macaron Troubleshooting Guide: Useful Tips and Advice to Master the French Delicacy // FoodNouveau.com

LEARN HOW TO MAKE FRENCH MACARONS ON VIDEO

If you want to SEE someone make macarons before you take on the project of making your own, my Skillshare video class is for you:

How to Make French Macarons Video Class: Watch Now! // FoodNouveau.com

I designed my Skillshare class both for novice bakers who want to learn new skills, and for experienced bakers who are seeking to master a new and impressive dessert. The class is divided into 15 short videos that will show you the essential equipment you needthe important steps to followthe techniques to master, and the potential pitfalls to avoid. You can watch the videos on your own time, start practicing, share with other budding macaron makers, and ask me questions if you encounter difficulties along the way.

I’m confident that this video class will enable you to create perfect French macarons. Enroll Now!

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