provencal sweets

Calissons

Before the time of the manufacture, at the end of the XIXth century), the sugar remained a rare commodity, used with reserve. Le Petit Duc followed the same principle during the hours he spent studying the recipes before the calisson d'Aix to finally arrive at his signature recipe of Calissons de Saint-Rémy... not very sweet, extremely soft and with a delicious almond taste. To discover without delay, delicious square Calissons sublimated in magnificent metal boxes or in tablets revealing their so delicate shape...

Calissons

Metal Box Calissons

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  • Metal Box 460g €29.17
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You'll love the Metal Box Calissons, with its lightly sweetened, super-soft Calissons and delicious almond flavour. This tin is ideal as a gift or to share !
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Calissons of Saint Rémy

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  • Tablet 100g €7.25
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You'll love the Calissons of Saint Rémy, the ideal speciality for confectionery lovers. These typically Provençal sweets are made from almonds, candied fruit and sugar. These delicacies are not very sweet, are extremely soft and have a delicious almond flavour.
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Damier Calissons

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Fall for Calissons Damier, a delicious blend of Calissons de St Rémy and fruit jellies.     Calissons du Petit Duc are low in sugar, extremely soft and have a delicious almond flavor.  
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Tablet of Assorted Calissons

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Discover our delicious Tablet of Assorted Calissons, an assortment of calissons from Saint-Rémy, with pistachio and Damask rose.     Before the time of manufacture, at the end of the 19th century, sugar was a rare commodity, used with reserve. We followed the same principle during the hours we spent studying recipes from before the calisson d'Aix, to...
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Box Assortment of Calissons

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Discover the exquisite Box Assortment of Calissons, featuring calissons de Saint-Rémy, pistachio, intense orange and Damask rose. Our Saint-Rémy calissons are little sweets with little sugar, extremely soft and with a delicious almond taste.
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Organic Calissons

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  • Tablet 100g €7.50
Discover Petit Duc's organic Calissons : lightly sweetened, incredibly soft and deliciously almond-flavored. This organic version offers a unique powdery finish thanks to organic sugar. Succumb to this gourmet temptation combining exquisite flavor and ethical commitment.
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Box Organic Calissons

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Discover our delicious Box Organic Calissons, powdered sweets made with care. Thanks to cane sugar, these confections offer an unforgettable taste experience.     Petit Duc calissons are low in sugar, extremely soft and have a delicious almond flavor.  
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Tablet of Calissons with Damask Rose

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Discover our Tablet of Calissons with Damask Rose, a gourmet creation with rose petals and essential oil. Calissons du Petit Duc are low in sugar, extremely soft and have a delicious almond flavour.
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Tablet of Calissons strong in orange

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Fall for our Tablet of Calissons strong in orange, a gourmet creation that combines the sweetness of almonds with the tartness of orange.    Calissons du Petit Duc are low in sugar, extremely soft and deliciously almondy !  
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Tablet of Calissons with Pistachio

€7.25
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Fall for our delicious Tablet of Calissons with Pistachio. A delicious blend of almond, candied fruit and pistachio.     Petit Duc Calissons are low in sugar, extremely soft and deliciously almondy.  
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Calisson cake

€10.43
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Fall for our Calisson Cake ! A ready-to-eat cake with the good taste of calisson.
Box Ginger Calissons - le petit duc
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Box Ginger Calissons

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Discover the delicious Box Ginger Calissons ! Petit Duc's Calissons are lightly sweetened and incredibly soft, offering an unforgettable gourmet experience. Their exquisite almond flavour is enhanced by a touch of ginger.
Lavender Calissons - made with dried lavender flowers and lavender essential oil
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Lavender Calissons

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Discover the delicious Lavender Calissons ! These Petit Duc Calissons, with their low sugar content and incredibly soft texture, are a real treat for the taste buds. With their delicious almond flavour and subtly scented lavender notes, they'll transport you to a gourmet world. Savour these unique Calissons, made with dried lavender flowers and lavender...

The Calisson of St Rémy de Provence, an original confectionery recipe

The Maison du Petit Duc, founded in 1991, is located in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, in the South of France. Although production now takes place within the factory, the Petit Duc boutique still welcomes you at 7 Boulevard Victor Hugo as it did originally. It invites you to discover their delicious confectioneries, especially the famous Calisson. A revisited artisanal and family recipe of the famous Aix calisson!

The origin of the Petit Duc calissons

The calisson of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, a delicious emblematic sweetness of the Provencal region, has an origin as rich as its flavor. Its history dates back to the year 1991 and is imbued with family traditions and artisanal craftsmanship.

Before the advent of factories, around the turn of the 19th century, sugar was a scarce resource, used sparingly.

After long deliberations and hours of work dedicated to studying the ancient recipes of the Aix calisson, we found our ideal version, which we named the Saint-Rémy calisson. These efforts gave birth to a confectionery, soft, rich in flavors, and light in sugar, the result of meticulous and passionate work.

Where does the original shape of the Saint-Rémy calissons come from?

30 years ago, when calissons began to be manufactured, Le Petit Duc did not have a calisson press... Due to lack of resources, they could not create this famous diamond shape. They then had the idea of ​​passing the calisson paste through the rolling mill before cutting it into "squares" with a guitar.

Their square shape was so successful that they never dared to change it, and today, it has become the signature of this creation.

An artisanal realization of this sweet treat.

The manufacturing of the calisson of Saint-Rémy has always followed the same artisanal recipe, from its beginnings to today, thus preserving an immutable creative know-how. Every day, these delicious confectioneries are handmade in a dedicated workshop, where the paste is prepared with meticulous care.

The secret to the soft texture of the Calissons lies in the meticulous attention paid to each stage of production. Each piece is cut precisely and delicately glazed with a thin royal icing, adding the note of sweetness and brilliance of the calisson.

This is how we get our delights!

The composition of the calisson of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

The calisson derives its unique flavor from its carefully crafted composition. It is a blend of almonds, sugar, candied fruit, and egg, each contributing its touch!

Sugar brings its natural sweetness, almonds offer a creamy texture and a subtle taste to the whole. While the candied orange zest adds a refreshing citrus note. The sugar syrup makes the calisson soft and maintains its moisture. The eggs are used to bind the ingredients, while the wafer sheet provides a light and crispy base to this delicious sweetness.

Together, these ingredients give the calisson its incomparable character and unforgettable flavor.

Where are our calissons made?

The calissons of Saint-Rémy are made within the Biscuiterie de Provence, in a small workshop dedicated to the creations of Petit Duc. They are then meticulously hand-packaged in this workshop.



Recipes for calissons with amazing flavors, bursting with flavors.

A few years ago, Le Petit Duc decided to reinvent the calisson recipe. In our range of calissons, you can find:

  • Our Damask Rose Calissons, which are one of our signatures. In this recipe, our pastry chefs incorporate a few rose petals and essential oil into the calisson icing, offering a delicious treat. Damask rose was chosen for its captivating fragrance and subtle flavor.
  • Our Orange Calissons are prepared by replacing the candied melon with a larger quantity of candied orange, thus offering our calissons a fruity and tangy touch. A little sweetness not to be missed!
  • Our Pistachio Calissons: Pistachios bring a rich, intense, and slightly crunchy flavor to each piece. And obviously, once combined with our fine and melting almond paste, they create a perfect harmony between the sweetness and delicate texture of the calissons.

These are just a few of our calissons, but don't hesitate to discover also the softness based on calisson and organic calissons, just as delicious as our original calissons.

Petit Duc calissons, a perfect delight to give as a gift.

Petit Duc calissons are real delights to offer! These are small low-sugar confectioneries, created from a meticulously crafted artisanal recipe.

To offer our calissons, there is nothing better than choosing our Damier range: assortments of calissons accompanied by fruit paste or chocolate, presented in a very beautiful metal box. An ideal and easy to offer gourmet mix to a loved one.

Also presented in beautiful boxes, discover our original flavors with our calissons with ginger and lavender. These are creations full of originality just waiting to be tasted by gourmets.

A little temptation from Provence not to be missed! Especially since we all have a little bit of greediness deep down.