Passover — the Jewish spring holiday that remembers the miraculous liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt — is a multiple-day celebration rich in tradition. The Passover Seder is the ceremonial meal that marks the beginning of the observance.
Tradition and ceremony play an important part in the Passover celebration — the Seder, which begins after sundown, is certainly no exception. It includes a retelling of the story of the liberation. Those who celebrate use a Haggadah to lead them through the ceremonies of the Seder, which include singing, reading, drinking ceremonial wine, and discussing the symbolism of the foods arranged on a Seder plate.
After the ceremonial meal, most enjoy a modest feast among friends and family, and there are plenty of tasty dishes that can complement cherished traditions — and plenty of desserts that are perfectly suited for the occasion.
Since leavened bread is typically not eaten during Passover, desserts are made using matzo or are entirely gluten free (so as not to use any of the five forbidden grains). From delicious, chewy macaroons to indulgent chocolate sorbet, flourless fudgy walnut cookies, and more wonderfully indulgent desserts, we searched The Daily Meal recipe archives high and low to find some of our most delicious (kosher!) dessert recipes to try this Passover.
This super-simple recipe quickly transforms simple matzos into an indulgent dessert.
These gluten-free macaroons, which are completely flour-free, are the perfect sweet treat.
It may be vegan, but don’t be fooled: This chocolate sorbet will be your new favorite ice-cold treat.
This recipe only has three ingredients, and it takes about 10 minutes to prepare. It requires no baking, because it sets in the refrigerator.
This rich, meringue-topped chocolate cake makes for the most decadent Passover dessert.
Made in one bowl, these simple meringue-style cookies are a dream for serving at Passover, or to gluten-free friends any time.
Alon Shaya's interpretation of the Passover classic, matzo brei, uses orange blossom water and is topped with a rosewater-fudge sauce.
Carefully piped, stripy meringues are the prettiest edible dessert.
Extra-virgin olive oil replaces the cream in this dairy-free chocolate mousse recipe.
Flour has been swapped for matzo cake meal in this kosher-for-Passover apple cake recipe.
This light yet intensely flavorful cake is a perfect finishing point to your Passover meal. For some delectable main course inspiration, check out these 11 essential Passover recipes.
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