In my mind, no meal is complete without dessert. I love having something sweet as a way to mark the end of a meal. Passover is a great time to take a break from your usual desserts, or it challenge you to find new ways to enjoy your favorite treats. Below are 25 gebrokts and non-gebrokts recipes for Passover.
1. Madgooga (Date Balls): When I plan for pesach I aim for simplicity, this recipe is right up my alley because it has just three ingredients: dates, walnuts and oil.
2. Black and White Dream Cups: These can be made dairy or pareve depending on your preference. The recipe is so easy, the trick is to dress up the presentation to make it seder or shabbos appropriate.
3. Soft and Chewy Nougat: A special treat with plenty of versatility, you can add your choice of nuts and dried fruit to this nougat. If you're watching your sugar intake, just adjust how much honey, sugar and dried fruit you add to the recipe.
4. Bittersweet Chocolate Agave Shots:While chocolate is delicious in and of itself, but when you add sea salt, pistachio or orange zest both flavors are magnified. The chocolate agave shots are perfect individual portions which can be made in advance and dressed up in fun glasses and stunning serving trays.
5. Spicy Nut Truffle: These truffles are gluten-free without even trying. If you don't use baking powder, you can glaze mixed nuts with sugar for a sweet and salty treat.
6. Salted Chocolate Chip Macaroons: You could argue that these are healthy for you, but these macaroons will fly off the plate before you're done listing six ingredients that comprise this recipe.
7. No Bake Cappuccino Brownies:These raw brownies are gluten-free and made with kosher for Passover ingredients that are easy to find. It's a great recipe to experiment with and customize based on your pesach dietary needs.
8. Raspberry Truffles:It's amazing how two ingredients can make something so delicious. If "simple" is your Passover planning mantra, then this is a go-to recipe.
9. Pistachio Meringues: You can make these meringues two ways: pistachios folded into the cookie or sprinkled on top. A beautiful combination of egg whites, pistachios, saffron and rose water unite in one elegant dessert.
10. Margarita Sherbet: The wow factor here is not just in the presentation, but by how impressed your guests will be when they hear how easy this dessert is to make!
11. Orange Ginger Poached Pears:If your custom is to peel all of your fruits and vegetables on Passover, then this is a great recipe. You can experiment by poaching different fruits with the citrus or flavor of your choice.
13. Mixed Nut Chocolate Torte:Finely ground almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios are the majority of the ingredients in this torte. It's a great post-seder dessert that will really impress your guests.
14. Chocolate-Dipped Fruit:Easy, healthy and fun this is a great recipe to let the kids help with. This recipe is delightfully simple to make and impossible not to love.
15. Apple Kiwi Pomegranate Popsicles: If the weather here in the Northeast is remotely warm enough, I am making popsicles for Passover. It's hard to believe that so much flavor can come from one popsicle, but when you combine apples, kiwi and pomegranate you're bound to experience refreshing flavors.
16. Pavlova with Grilled Pineapple: I didn't realize that pavlova was a traditional Australian dessert. This kosher for Passover recipe doesn't compromise the traditional flavors.
17. Chocolate Almond Pot au Crème: This is a great dessert for Passover because it can be prepared in advance. Individual portions are great because you can make a few extra to serve if you have any unexpected guests.
18. Low-Fat Lemon Cheesecake: A great dairy dessert that limits calories, but not flavor!
19. Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Torte:This is one of those "I can't believe it's kosher for Passover" desserts. Decadent and satisfying, make sure to get a slice early because it will disappear in a flash.
20. Chocolate Bark: Customize your bark with your choice of dried fruit and nuts. Or, experiment with flavors such as sea salt, orange zest and coffee.
21. Chocolate Avocado Mousse: This recipe can easily be dressed up or down depending on how you serve it. Make an extra batch if you want leftovers, because this mousse is going to be hugely popular.
22. Four "C" Tart with Gluten-Free Crust:The four C's stand for chocolate, caramel, coconut, and curry. This striking combination is bound to leave and your guests reaching for seconds.
23. Frozen Lemon Meringue Pie: Zesty and refreshing, this is a great dessert that can be made in advance.
24. Best Chocolate Fondue: Chocolate fondue is a fun way to serve up everyone's favorite part of the meal. Adults and kids alike will a have blast dipping their favorites treats in chocolate.
25. Vacherin: The appearance of this cake is so minimal it is striking. The recipe can be made as a large meringue cake or smaller individual sizes, and because it freezes well it can be made in advance.
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