10 Passover Desserts

April  4, 2012

The world of Passover desserts can look grim. Dreary. Chalky. Cookies, hard as rocks; brownies, mouthfuls of starch. But dessert can still be good -- great, really -- without leavening (and without flour!). Here are 10 desserts that just happen to be Passover-friendly, and naturally gluten-free to boot -- just two of the many reasons to munch on them (or spoon them up) all week long. 

Rhubarb Strawberry Compote by merrill

rhubarb compote

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Pine Nut Brittle with Rosemary by Ms. T

Pine Nut Brittle


Burnt Caramel Pudding by Midge

Burnt Caramel Pudding


Ancho Chili-Cinnamon Chocolate Bark by wanderash

Ancho Chili-Cinnamon Chocolate Bark


Lemon Posset by mrslarkin

Lemon Posset


Herve This' Chocolate Mousse by Genius Recipes

Chocolate Mousse


Pistachio Meringue Stack with Rose Cream and Strawberries by Heena

Pistachio Meringue Stack


Olive Oil Gelato by amanda

Olive Oil Gelato


Rhubarb with Earl Grey Tea, Cardamom, and Orange Zest by chez danisse

Rhubarb with Earl Grey Tea


Alice Medrich's New Classic Coconut Macaroons by Genius Recipes

coconute macaroons


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Jestei April 6, 2012
May I add one more that is both kfp and delicious AND easy: http://food52.com/recipes/140_flourless_chocolate_cake
amysarah April 4, 2012
All look luscious, but only the Pine Nut Brittle, macaroons and Chocolate Bark would be kosher, unless served after a meatless meal. A bowl of chicken soup with matzoh balls, brisket....followed by gelato? Not so much.
Kristen M. April 4, 2012
Thanks amysarah -- you bring up a great point. Both rhubarb recipes and the chocolate mousse (assuming you use dark chocolate without added milk, as we did) are also dairy-free, if you skip our garnishes. We just can't seem to help ourselves with those creamy garnishes, but they're entirely unnecessary. Note too that the brittle calls for butter -- so don't plan on that one, if you intend to have a kosher meal with meat.