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Passover Desserts

Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is the Jewish holiday of freedom. Celebrate your freedom with these tasty kosher-for-Passover cakes, cookies, sweets and desserts.

Banana Nut Cake with Chocolate Icing (Passover, Pareve or Dairy)
This Banana Nut Cake with Chocolate Icing is kosher for Passover, but it's so delicious, you'll want to serve it year-round.

Pomegranate Granita (Pareve, Passover)
A recipe for pomegranate granita made with homemade vanilla simple syrup and pomegranate juice.

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies (Pareve, Passover)
A recipe for kosher for Passover Hazelnut Chocolate Chip cookies made with ground hazelnuts and chopped dark chocolate.

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies (Pareve, Passover)
A recipe for kosher for Passover Hazelnut Chocolate Chip cookies made with ground hazelnuts and chopped dark chocolate.

Walnut Raisin Mandel Bread (Passover, Pareve)
A recipe for kosher for Passover Walnut Raisin Mandel Bread

Cream of Ricotta Parfait with Almond Milk and Peaches (Dairy, Passover)
Cream of Ricotta Parfait with Almond Milk and Peaches

Matzo Klos (aka Matzo Dumplings; Pareve, Passover)
A recipe for matzo dumplings with dried fruit sauce

Raspberry Whipped Cream
Raspberry Whipped Cream

Applesauce Cranberry Ice (Parve, Passover)
This Applesauce Cranberry Ice is the perfect ending to a filling Passover Seder meal. This recipes comes from Tamar Ansh's Passover cookbook, A Taste of Tradition: Pesach - Anything's Possible! This is a lite dessert, and it can be made in well in advance of the Seder.

Brownies (Pareve, Passover)
During the week of Passover, you can depend on this simple, sure-fire success recipe for Passover Brownies to give your kids a treat they will enjoy.

Brownies with Banana Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce (Parve, Passover)
My kids love this Passover dessert because it doesn't taste like a Passover dessert. And I like it because it is quite easy to prepare. Serve this Brownies with Banana Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce for either Passover or a gluten-free treat year-round.

Chocolate Chip Cookies (Pareve, Passover)
You don't have to give up eating Chocolate Chip Cookies just because it is Passover!

Chocolate Mousse Torte (Parve, Passover)
This is one of those Passover recipes that is so good it can be made and eaten year round. The need to separate eggs and use two different mixing bowls is well compensated by a good looking and delicious dessert.

Chocolate Nut Cookies (Dairy, Passover)
Dazzle family and friends with these moist and delicious Passover Chocolate Nut Cookies. They can be made in just 15 minutes using one bowl and one cookie sheet.

Cinnamon Crisp Cookies (Dairy, Passover)
Passover baking doesn't have to be difficult. No one has to know you used a ready cake mix to make these delicious Cinnamon Crisp Cookies.

Coconut Cake (Parve, Passover)
The base of this recipe comes from an online forum in which Israelis trade their favorite Passover recipes. I simplified the recipe so it would be easy to make for the holiday. And I made it parve, so it could be eaten after a festive meat meal. I hope your family will enjoy it as much as mine.

Pesah Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot (Pareve, Passover)
These Pesah Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot cookies are perfect for Passover. They provide that bread-like texture we all miss during Passover, but they don't have that sandy taste that often comes from baking with matzo meal. They can be baked in advance of the holiday and stored in the freezer. Enjoy these almond-chocolate cookies with a hot cup of...

Coffee Meringue Cookies (Pareve, Passover)
I was looking for a lite, easy-to-serve, sweet dessert to end the Passover Seder. I tested these Coffee Meringue Cookies this Shabbos, and everyone, even the kids, loved them. In addition, they had a surprisingly pretty appearance as the coffee grains give the meringues a nice color and stripe. Best of all, I can prepare these a few days before...

Double Layer Shehakol Cake (Parve, Passover)
Tamar Ansh features this delicious and easy Chocolate Nut Bar recipe, originally from London, in her cookbook, A Taste of Tradition: Pesach - Anything's Possible!. If you must end Passover Seder with something chocolate, serve this for Seder dessert. And if you like rich, gluten-free desserts, keep this recipe in your kitchen year-round.

Dried Fruit Compote (Parve, Passover)
This Dried Fruit Compote is the perfect ending to a filling Passover Seder feast.

Lemon Bars (Pareve, Passover)
Looking for a new Passover dessert recipe? These Lemon Bars are a nice change of pace from the traditional Sponge Cake and easy-to-make Chocolate Brownies usually baked on Passover.

Lemon Meringue Cake
My aunt used to make this Lemon Meringue Cake every Passover, and it was one of my strongest childhood memories of Passover Seder. That memory, and having a fruitful lemon tree in our yard, motivated me to make this cake for my kids this Pesach. The cake turned out so delicious that I plan to make it again even after the Passover holiday ends.

Lemon Meringue Desserts from Susie Fishbein (Parve)
Susie Fishbein calls this is a fabulous Passover dessert. The three components - meringues, lemon cream, and chocolate-dipped nuts can all be prepared 2-3 days in advance and assembled right before the Seder. This meringue dessert is also a delicious, year-round gluten-free dessert.

Matzo Caramel Crunch (Dairy, Passover)
This Matzo Caramel Crunch is Paula Weinstein and Julie Remer's favorite Passover treat. For those who are invited out for a holiday meal, this addictive Pesach dessert makes the perfect hostess gift.

Meringue Cups with Strawberries and Chocolate
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. It is a modification of a recipe by Dorie Greenspan that was published in Bon Appetit Magazine (April 1998).

Perfect Parve Party Cake (Parve)
Why do I call this the Perfect Parve Party Cake? First, it is parve so it can be served after a traditional Jewish Sabbath or holiday meat meal. Secondly, it is very easy and quick to prepare. Thirdly, it is aesthetic and delicious with its chocolate base and creamy topping. Lastly, it is flourless so it can even be served during Passover.

Pesach Mandelbrodt (Parve, Passover)
Mandelbrodt, which literally means almond (mandel) bread (brodt), is a twice-baked hard bread similar to Italian biscotti. This recipe for Pesach Mandelbrodt was concocted by my cousin in Minneapolis, an amazing kosher cook who annually hosts Passover Seders with at least 30 guests.

Sponge Cake (Parve, Passover)
Balance heavy Passover dishes with this light, easy-to-make and dependable Sponge Cake from Our Customers' Favorites by Paula Levine Weinstein and Julie Komerofsky Remer.

Toffee Bars (Parve, Passover)
What do you get when you mix margarine, sugar, chocolate and nuts? Easy-to-make and delicious Passover Toffee Bars that everyone will gobble up.

About.com Candy: Chocolate Matzoh Clusters
About.com Guide to Candy, Elizabeth LaBau, offers this recipes for Passover Chocolate Matzoh Clusters. She writes that these quick drop candies contain sweet chocolate, salty nuts, toasted coconut, and crunchy matzoh crackers. You can use any variety of nuts, and add dried fruit if desired.

About.com Candy: Honey Balls
About.com Guide to Candy, Elizabeth LaBau, offers this recipes for Passover Honey Balls. She writes that they are sweet, chewy candies fragrant with honey, orange and cinnamon. They can be served plain or rolled in toasted nuts or coconut.

About.com Candy: Matzoh Buttercrunch
About.com Guide to Candy, Elizabeth LaBau, offers this recipes for Passover Matzoh Buttercrunch. She writes that this delicious candy consists of a layer of matzoh covered in toffee, topped with chocolate and chopped toasted almonds. The nuts can be omitted, or other nuts may be substituted.

About.com Cooking for Kids: Chocolate Matzoh (Parve)
Stephanie Gallagher, About.com Guide to Cooking with Kids, writes "This recipe for chocolate covered matzoh is easy enough for kids to make (provided you help with handling the hot caramel sauce and the oven). A sprinkling of kosher salt gives this chocolate matzo recipe that delightfully appealing sweet-and-salty taste."

About.com Low Carb Diets: Sugar Free Chocolate Pecan Torte (Pareve)
About.com's Guide to Low Carb Diets writes, "One of the best things about this flourless chocolate cake is how easy it is - you mix it all in the food processor in about 5 minutes. I get requests every year to bring "that yummy chocolate cake" to Passover Seder - I just leave out the baking powder and it only makes a small difference."

About.com Low Carb Diets: Sugar Free Coconut Macaroons
About.com's Guide to Low Carb Diets writes, "Coconut macaroons are very easy to make. They have only four ingredients, they mix up easily, and require only 15 minutes to cook. The only trick, especially when not using sugar, which attracts moisture, is how to keep them from being too dry. Here's how I do it."

About.com Low Carb Diets: Torta del Re - King's Cake (Pareve)
About.com's Guide to Low Carb Diets offers this low carb recipe for King's Cake, a popular Passover cake among Italian Jews.

Banana Nut Cake with Chocolate Icing (Passover, Pareve or Dairy)
This Banana Nut Cake with Chocolate Icing is kosher for Passover, but it's so delicious, you'll want to serve it year-round.

Aish.com: Passover Desserts
As always, Aish.com provides quality content. Find kosher-for-Passover recipes for Banana Cake, Chocolate Decadence, Chocolate Freezer Cookies, Dried Fruit Compote, Ice Cream, Macaroons, Meringue Cookies, Poached Pears, and more...

KosherCooking.com: Passover Desserts
This page links to a nice selection of quality Passover recipes. It includes cakes, tortes, pies, cookies, brownies, fruit desserts and other delectables.

RFCJ Newsgroup: Pesach Cakes and Pies
RFCJ Newsgroup (rec.food.cuisine.jewish) archives recipes sent in from different Jewish ethnic streams (Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Yemenite, etc.) and communities around the world. Recipes posted to this newsgroup respect the basic framework of the Jewish dietary laws. The recipes separate dairy and meat, and they do not call for non-kosher ingredients.

RFCJ Newsgroup: Pesach Cookies and Sweets
RFCJ Newsgroup (rec.food.cuisine.jewish) archives recipes sent in from different Jewish ethnic streams (Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Yemenite, etc.) and communities around the world. Recipes posted to this newsgroup respect the basic framework of the Jewish dietary laws. The recipes separate dairy and meat, and they do not call for non-kosher ingredients.

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