11 Desserts Perfect for Passover
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11 Desserts Perfect for Passover

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11 Desserts Perfect for Passover
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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.

Chocolate Caramel Matzo Treats

Chocolate Caramel Matzo Treats
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This super-simple recipe quickly transforms simple matzos into an indulgent dessert.

For the Chocolate Caramel Matzo recipe, click here.

Perfectly Squidgy Coconut Macaroons

Perfectly Squidgy Coconut Macaroons
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These gluten-free macaroons, which are completely flour-free, are the perfect sweet treat.

For the Coconut Macaroons recipe, click here.

Double Chocolate Sorbet

Double Chocolate Sorbet
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It may be vegan, but don’t be fooled: This chocolate sorbet will be your new favorite ice-cold treat.

For the Double Chocolate Sorbet recipe, click here.

Easy, No-Bake Chocolate Matzo Cake

Easy, No-Bake Chocolate Matzo Cake
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This recipe only has three ingredients, and it takes about 10 minutes to prepare. It requires no baking, because it sets in the refrigerator.

For the Easy, No-Bake Chocolate Matzo Cake recipe, click here.

Flourless Chocolate Cake With Meringue Topping

Flourless Chocolate Cake With Meringue Topping
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This rich, meringue-topped chocolate cake makes for the most decadent Passover dessert.

For the Flourless Chocolate Cake With Meringue Topping recipe, click here.

Fudgy Flourless Chocolate-Walnut Cookies

Fudgy Flourless Chocolate-Walnut Cookies
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Made in one bowl, these simple meringue-style cookies are a dream for serving at Passover, or to gluten-free friends any time.

For the Flourless Chocolate-Walnut Cookies recipe, click here.

Matzo Brei

Matzo Brei
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Alon Shaya's interpretation of the Passover classic, matzo brei, uses orange blossom water and is topped with a rosewater-fudge sauce.

For the Matzo Brei recipe, click here.

Pastel-Striped Meringue Kisses

Pastel-Striped Meringue Kisses
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Carefully piped, stripy meringues are the prettiest edible dessert.

For the Meringue Kisses recipe, click here.

Silky Olive Oil Chocolate Mousse

Silky Olive Oil Chocolate Mousse
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Extra-virgin olive oil replaces the cream in this dairy-free chocolate mousse recipe.

For the Olive Oil Chocolate Mousse recipe, click here.

Passover Pareve Apple Cake

 Passover Pareve Apple Cake
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Flour has been swapped for matzo cake meal in this kosher-for-Passover apple cake recipe.

For the Passover Pareve Apple Cake recipe, click here.

Rosemary Almond Cake With Olive Oil and Orange Zest

Rosemary Almond Cake With Olive Oil and Orange Zest
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