21 Passover Dessert Recipes That Might Become Your New Family Tradition
Flourless desserts for Passover are a category of sweets unto themselves, distinctly different and able to hold up against their starchier cousins. Our recipes for flourless cakes, macaroons, and matzo desserts are so delicious that you'll want to make them for Passover every year.
The sweetest part of any formal meal is dessert, and enjoying a sweet bite to finish the Passover Seder is no different. Perhaps you have family recipes that have been passed down to you, including Passover classics like flourless chocolate cakes and macaroons similar to the delightful orange-flavored almond treats shown here. While cherished family recipes are undoubtably wonderful, sometimes you want to shake things up with fresh variations on time-honored Passover staples. If you're looking for a few delicious new recipes to add to your repertoire, you've come to the right place. Once you try our Passover desserts, you'll want to make them every year—they're that good!
First and foremost, as anyone who celebrates already knows, Passover desserts can't include wheat flour or dairy ingredients if you're serving a kosher menu. With that being said, they can be full of fresh fruits, dried fruits, ginger, honey, chocolate, and other tempting flavors. Each of the recipes ahead fits the bill for the holiday. If you're looking for a novel take on a flourless cake that everyone will enjoy, our Coconut Chiffon Cake is a light, delicate, and absolutely delicious option. Using whipped egg whites and coconut oil as a binder keeps this cake in line with dietary restrictions—it's the same approach that's used when making our almond torte, which can also be made using kosher pareve margarine in place of butter.
Coconut also stars in the Passover classic that is the macaroon, and we have recipes that feature a thin layer of fine chocolate for an extra touch of sweetness. If you want to serve a fruit-based dessert, try our almond-coconut tart, which is filled with a luscious filling made with soy cream cheese. Looking for a playful sweet treat to close out your holiday meal? We've come up with recipes that use matzo in interesting ways, including a crumbled pie crust that comes together with just five ingredients.
Passover Chocolate-Walnut Cake with Orange
Stiffly beaten egg whites give loft to this unleavened cake. The delicious toppings, melted chocolate, orange slices, and toasted walnuts make it feel celebratory.
Sweet Matzo Pie Crust
Crumbled matzo mixed with coconut oil and sugar makes a graham cracker-like crust ready to be paired with your favorite filling: kosher lemon curd and meringue or chocolate ganache.
Apple Matzo Cake
Flourless Chocolate-Almond Torte with Cherry Preserves and Kirsch Meringue
Macaroon Sandwich Cookies
Almond-Coconut Chewy Chocolate Cookies
Coconut Chiffon Cake with Chocolate Frosting
An airy, cloud-like chiffon cake makes an elegant addition to any dessert buffet. The use of whipped egg whites and coconut oil keeps things kosher.
Easy Jam Macaroons
This macaroon-thumbprint hybrid teams a crumbly almond cookie base with a sweet jam filling. We used apricot, but you should feel free to go with any flavor you please.
Matzo Chocolate-Mint Ice Cream Cake
Chocolate Passover Cookies
For a sweet ending, add these crowd-pleasing favorites to your holiday table. The recipe uses matzo meal in place of flour and we bet (almost) no one will know the difference. Okay, so you can't dunk them in milk, but they're delicious all on their own.
Perhaps the quintessential Passover sweet, macaroons are light and sometimes chewy, and they often feature ground almonds, almond paste, or coconut. This version comes out crisp and is a snap to whip up.
Pistachio, Honey and Sea Salt Matzo
Here's a Passover confection adults and kids alike will enjoy. Think of it as a kosher brittle. A layer of dark chocolate and pistachios grace the surface of matzo, and the result is crunchy, sweet, and just a little salty.
This tart is a showstopper; try it for Passover, then return to the recipe later in the summer when local berries are at their peak. The almond filling gets its luscious consistency from soy cream cheese.
Who will have more fun this Passover, the kids or the adults? Find out when you serve these irresistible treats, where matzo stands in for graham crackers, but chocolate and marshmallows are right where they belong.
Crystallized Ginger and Orange Zest Matzo
Chocolate-Coconut Macaroon Cups
Yes, you can bake cookies in a muffin tin! In this recipe, the tin is used to form the almond-encrusted chocolate macaroons and help them keep their shape.
Walnut Dacquoises with Honey-Walnut Ice Cream
Classic Passover dessert ingredients include apples, honey, and walnuts. Here, they blend together for a unique holiday dacquoise. Think of it as a haroset ice-cream sandwich.
Seder sundaes anyone? More cake than cookie, these macaroons are dipped in dark chocolate, then served with fresh raspberries, vanilla ice cream, and more dark chocolate.
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