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Kosher Passover dessert recipes that are nibble worthy leading up to the holiday weekend

Dessert recipes that are Kosher and delicious for Passover to end off your Seder

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By Bon Appetit US | March 15, 2024 | Recipes

End your holiday dinner with these flourless cakes, chocolate-stuffed macaroons, fruity meringues, and more—or stash them for nibbling in the week that follows.

These Passover desserts are by the book: You won’t find any chametz (grains such as wheat, oats, rye, barley, and spelt) in these recipes. What you will find: gooey, chocolaty flourless cakes; egg white meringues; rich, dense cheesecakes; and more. If you’re overwhelmed from preparing the rest of the Passover seder and can’t think beyond brisket, there’s always a crowd-pleasing dessert to fall back on: a platter of fresh fruit. Drizzle some olive oil over it and finish it with flaky sea salt and lime zest. Totally acceptable.

The main rule of Passover is to abstain from leavened bread—that part’s clear as crystal—but many also avoid kitniyot during the holiday, skipping grains, seeds, and legumes. A few of these recipes include kitniyot, so swap, substitute, or skip as you please. In general, feel free to modify the following recipes according to how you observe. Now, let’s get to our Passover dessert recipes.

The Strawberriest Pavlova

What do you want for dessert on Passover? Strawberries, strawberries, and more strawberries. Swap the cornstarch for potato starch in the meringue to keep this sweet treat kitniyot-free.

Heartbeet Chocolate Cake

Almond flour and cocoa powder may be expected ingredients in this Passover dessert, but the key to achieving buttery moistness in this dairy-free cake? Beet purée.

Citrus Caramel Sundaes With Toasted Almonds

That box of sugar in your pantry is worth its weight in gold. Burnt to a deep amber, it becomes a sweet-smoky caramel sauce to spoon over juicy citrus and a scoop of ice cream.

Brown-Sugar-Braised Pineapple

A little sugar and heat can turn even sad pineapples into juicy gems. This brown-sugar-braised pineapple is low effort, but high reward.

Blueberry Fool With Toasted Coconut

That container of Greek yogurt that’s always in your fridge? Turn it into a laid-back Passover dessert that’ll satisfy any sweet tooth.

Brown Butter–Chocolate Soufflé Fit for a Crowd

This larger-than-life, gluten-free chocolate soufflé gets a big boost of flavor from nutty brown butter. Serve it straight out of the oven for maximum impact (and minimal deflation).

Chocolate-Filled Toasted Coconut Macaroons

You’ve never seen macaroons quite like this before. Filled with melty bittersweet chocolate, it’s like they took a trip to the doughnut shop and got inspired.

Hadji Bada (Iraqi Almond Cookies)

A touch of rose water makes these Iraqui almond cookies wonderfully aromatic. Bake them until the edges are barely golden brown to ensure they stay soft.

A Giant Panna Cotta

Seek out kosher gelatin for this giant, wobbly panna cotta, topped with balsamic-macerated berries and toasted almonds.

Chocolate Magic Shell

The easiest Passover dessert idea? An ice cream sundae bar, complete with homemade chocolate magic shell. If you really want to go the extra mile, make your own maraschino cherries.

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