6 Inspired Passover Desserts
While it’s true that flour isn’t allowed in Passover dishes, it doesn’t mean you can’t create some stunning desserts. Think beyond traditional cakes, cookies, and pies—there are plenty of sweet treats that don’t require leavening.
Take, for example, our flourless chocolate cake. It’s made with only five ingredients, and the lack of flour makes the cake extra fudgy and dense—it’s the essence of chocolate. Meringues are another great vehicle for a Passover dessert. Sweetened egg whites are whipped into stiff peaks, then baked until they’re delightfully crisp on the outside and slightly chewy inside. Topped with lemon cream and fresh strawberries, they’re a showstopper.
Want to keep things a little simpler? Opt for our poached pears. Pesach wine imparts a rosy hue, while honey and cinnamon infuse the fruit with flavor. These pink beauties are an elegant way to end a night of celebration.
Passover Meringue Tarts with Lemon Cream and Strawberries (pictured above): These meringues are springtime in every bite. A crisp, sweet shell cradles bright, citrusy lemon cream. Plump, juicy strawberries crown the top—a reminder that warm-weather fruit season is about to begin.
Poached Pears: Pears are lovely when poached—they retain their delicate texture, yet become even sweeter and develop a caramelized note. Here we’ve made them even more delicious with the addition of honey, cinnamon, and citrus.
Too Good To Be Called Passover Cake: The lack of flour in this decadent chocolate cake actually works in its favor. There’s nothing here but rich, velvety goodness – all with only five ingredients.
Flourless Chocolate Torte with Apricot-Almond Filling: Apricots are a perfect foil for this chocolate torte. Their delicate sweetness lends a fruity note that’s enhanced by fresh raspberries. Dessert doesn’t get any better than this.
Haroset Cake with Zabaglione Sauce: Haroset (a mixture of fruits and wine) represents the mortar that the Israelites used to build Pharaoh’s temples. It’s delicious when incorporated into this rich, moist flourless cake. Top it off with zabaglione sauce—a sweet, creamy Italian favorite.
Fruit Tzimmes: Dried fruit gets an amazing boost of flavor when soaked in white wine infused with citrus and spices. Sweetness comes courtesy of a liberal dose of honey.