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Kosher Dessert Recipes

Food is an integral part of Jewish culture, and desserts are an integral part of Jewish cuisine. Jewish desserts are a synthesis of recipes from the many places that Jews have lived throughout the centuries, all influenced by Jewish dietary laws.
  1. Kosher Cake Recipes (35)
  2. Kosher Cookie & Bar Recipes (42)
  3. Kosher Pie Recipes (7)
  4. Kosher Frozen Desserts (8)
  5. Quick Kosher Desserts (1)
  6. Kosher Frosting Recipes (1)

Challah Bread Pudding with Chocolate and Cherries (Pareve)
A kosher, dairy free recipe for Challah bread pudding with chocolate and cherries.

Bite-Sized Black Bottom Cupcakes (Dairy)
Bite-Sized Black Bottom Cupcakes

Green Tea Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream (Dairy)
A kosher recipe for green tea cake with white chocolate buttercream frosting.

Easy Shabbos Desserts
Don't you sometimes finish making the soup, matzo balls, fish, chicken, potatoes, vegetables, and salad and fun out of energy before it is time to make dessert? This list of really easy Shabbos desserts aims to be a helpful resource for you. When you're out of steam, look here to find Easy Shabbos Desserts you can whip up in just minutes.

Homemade Crepes (Parve)
If you can scramble an egg, then you can make homemade crepes or blintzes. Just mix eggs, water, flour and salt, pour a bit in a frying pan, cook until it pulls away from the side of the pan, and turn out into a plate. Your kids can fill them with Nutella or jelly for a great treat, or you can fill them with sauteed mushrooms, mashed potatoes or...

Top 10 Kosher Cheesecake Recipes
As it is customary to eat dairy food on the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, it is no wonder that cheesecake has become the most popular Shavuot dessert. This page offers a variety of cheesecake recipes - including Fast, Vegan, Low Fat, Gourmet, and more - so you can find the cheesecake recipe that best meets your holiday menu needs.

Fried Bananas (Parve)
What better ending to a kosher Chinese meal than fried bananas. Just dip the banana pieces in a pancake-like batter and fry in hot oil. Serve the fried bananas in a sweet syrup or ice cream for a unique and tasty dessert.

Chocolate Mousse (Parve)
This recipe was given to me by an old flatmate who is also an artist. She prepares the most wonderful food and this chocolate mouse always gets rave reviews. I have made it here with 250 grams of chocolate but you can use any amount that you like always keeping the ratio of 1 egg per every 50 grams of chocolate plus one extra egg white. Thanks Liora!

Chocolate Mint Cake (Dairy)
My friend's mother, Debby Zuckerman, is famous for this Chocolate Mint Cake recipe. It is easy to make, yet unique enough to make an impression. My oldest requests this cake with vanilla ice cream every year for her birthday.

Fruit Compote (Parve)
This Fruit Compote, contributed by Susan Portman, is easy to make and aesthetic to serve at the end of a festive Sabbath or holiday meal.

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Peanut Butter Filling(Parve)
Everyone in my family loves the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. So my wife used her quick chocolate cookie recipe, created a peanut butter cream, and combined them to create this Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie. For Shabbat, we all enjoyed these delicious, parve chocolate sandwich cookies with peanut butter filling for dessert.

Todd Gray's Fig and Port Wine Blintzes (Dairy)
A recipe for Fig and Port Wine Blintzes from The New Jewish Table by Chef Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray.

Meringue Covered Apples (Parve)
Meringue Covered Apples is a delightful way to end a Rosh Hashanah, Succoth or fall Sabbath meal. Apples are in season, parve, fruit desserts work well after heavy, meat meals, and apples are traditionally served at High Holiday meals in hopes of a sweet new year.

Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies (Parve)
My wife, who loves the combination of chocolate and mint, was looking for a special treat to make for a friend who had moved into the neighborhood. She used her quick chocolate cookie recipe, created a mint cream, and combined them into this Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookie recipe. In the end, both the friend and our family enjoyed these delicious parve cookies.

Summer Fruit Soup (Parve)
Fruit Soup - easy to make and refreshing to eat - is the perfect summer dessert. This recipe is economical, as it uses in-season produce. It is healthy, as it contains no fat and can be made without sugar. And it is parve, which means it can be served after any kosher meal (meat or dairy).

Kettle Corn - from Susie Fishbein (Parve)
Popcorn is a wonderful kosher snack. Since it is pareve, it can be eaten after both meat and dairy meals. And Kettle Corn is an especially wonderful treat, with its combined salty and sweet flavor. This Kettle Corn recipe comes from Susie Fishbein's Kosher by Design Short on Time cookbook.

About.com Dairy Free Cooking: Chocolate Caramels Candies (Parve)
Ashley Skabar, About.com Guide to Dairy Free Cooking, writes "These chocolate caramels are incredibly easy to prepare, and, as they require a bit of time in the freezer and can be made up to one day in advance, they are perfect for large parties and get-togethers. For a raw variation, replace the cocoa powder with raw carob powder and the honey with a raw syrup of your choice."

Aish.com: Dessert Recipes
Aish HaTorah's Women's Organization provides a wonderful array of desserts for Sabbath meals. They include Killer Brownies, Mandelbroit, Rugalach, Babka, Chocolate Mousse Pie and Easy Non-Dairy Ice Cream.

Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot (Parve)
Mandelbrot, which literally means almond (mandel) bread (brot), is a twice-baked hard bread similar to Italian biscotti. While classic Mandelbrot is made with almonds, my kids prefer this Americanized version with chocolate chips.

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies (Parve)
An enthusiastic visitor to the About.com Kosher Food site and mother of three has contributed this Healthy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe. These cake-like cookies are made with natural applesauce instead of oil, butter or margarine.

Jewish Food Mailing List: Desserts
The Jewish Food Mailing List has compiled Jewish food recipes from its active subscribers. The mailing list defines Jewish food as any food that is able to be prepared according to kashruth (Biblical dietary laws).

Jewish Virtual Library: Cakes and Desserts
This collection of various Jewish desserts from around the world includes Arak Cookies, Baked Apples, Baklava, Cheese Fritters (Sirniki), Cherries in Rum, Crisp Moroccan Cookies, Halvah Parfait, Hamentaschen Cookies, Kichlach, Marzipan Cookies, Moroccan Cookies Spange, Rose Petal Sherbet, Rugelach, Sorrel and Raisin Pie, Spiced Pear Flan, Sugared Figs, Wonder Cake, Zabaglione and more!

Meringue with Strawberries and Chocolate (Parve)
My wife made these Meringue Cups with Strawberries and Chocolate Sauce for Passover Seder years ago. Now our kids insist we serve this for Pesach Seder dessert every year.

Photo Gallery - Kosher Desserts
Jewish desserts are a synthesis of recipes from the many places that Jews have lived throughout the centuries, all influenced by Jewish dietary laws.

Meryll's Mandelbrot (Parve)
I like this Mandelbrot recipe, contributed by Meryll Page, because the cookies are toasted through, rather than cake-like. And while Mandlebrot literally means almond (mandel) bread (brot), the addition of chocolate to these cookies makes them tastier to today's audience.

Jewish Food Mailing List: Desserts
The Jewish Food Mailing List has compiled Jewish food recipes from its active subscribers. The mailing list defines Jewish food as any food that is able to be prepared according to kashruth (Biblical dietary laws).

Jewish Virtual Library: Cakes and Desserts
This collection of various Jewish desserts from around the world includes Arak Cookies, Baked Apples, Baklava, Cheese Fritters (Sirniki), Cherries in Rum, Crisp Moroccan Cookies, Halvah Parfait, Hamentaschen Cookies, Kichlach, Marzipan Cookies, Moroccan Cookies Spange, Rose Petal Sherbet, Rugelach, Sorrel and Raisin Pie, Spiced Pear Flan, Sugared Figs, Wonder Cake, Zabaglione and more!

Taaralikus (Parve)
My friend Debbie's grandmother, Rose Starer, always included these Taaraluki (Sephardic) cookies in the packages she sent Debbie and her siblings. Thirty plus years later, Debbie's family maintains their grandmother's cookie tradition with a Taaraluki baking day each Thanksgiving. These cookies have a gentle, old-fashioned flavor, and go nicely with a cup of tea.

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies (Parve)
Deborah Cigary emailed in this recipe for kosher Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies. Give this easy, three-ingredient (peanut butter, sugar, egg) recipe to your kids, and let them prepare a delicious, parve dessert for the whole family this Shabbos. I just made a batch, and my son walked into the kitchen and said "how'd you do that so fast?" And then he took a bite, and said "yum!"

Peanut Butter Chocolate Shekalim Cookies (Parve)
In honor of Shabbat Shekalim, Meryll Page sent in this recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Shekalim Cookies. On Shabbat Shekalim Jews read (Shemot 30:11-16) how God commands Moses to take a census of all adult males by having them each pay a half-shekel. Moshe counts the money to see how many men are available for military service. The...

Oreo Balls (Dairy)
My wife came back from Atlanta with this recipe for Oreo Balls, claiming that these cookies served at her nephew's bar mitzvah were extraordinary. My first reaction was that buying Oreos means not having to prepare treats, as Oreos are treats enough. But my second reaction, after my wife prepared the Oreo Balls herself, was that mixing cream...

Kosher Buckeyes (Parve)
My kids love these peanut butter chocolate bonbons (Buckeyes). They are easy to make, can be made in advance, pareve and sinfully delicious. However, I can't make them too often because I end up eating too many of them myself!

Rosh Hashanah Honey Cake (Parve)
I was never a big fan of honey cake growing up, so for years I made apple cake for Rosh Hashanah instead of the traditional honey cake. This year I experimented, however, and came up with this recipe. My kids all like it, so now my apple cake will have company at the holiday table.

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