10 Parve Passover Desserts

April  9, 2014

Passover means lots of rules: no leavening, no flour, and, for those who keep kosher, no mixing milk and meat. Luckily, we still have sugar, eggs, and fruit to do the work for us. Instead of the chalky, dense, packaged Passover desserts, bake your own this year. Since you can serve these after meat meals as well as dairy, your seder-mates will thank you -- and you'll have a sweet-filled house all week long.

Alice Medrich's New Classic Coconut Macaroons by Genius Recipes

New Classic Coconut Macaroons

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Hervé This' Chocolate Mousse by Genius Recipes


Chocolate mousse from Food52



Chocolate-Balsamic Macaroons by foxloveslemons

Macaroons from FOod53 


Pear Vanilla Sorbet by gabsimonelouise

Pear Vanilla Sorbet


Citrus-Thyme Macaroons by drbabs

Citrus-Thyme Macaroons


Roasted Rhubarb and Strawberries by Ladystiles

Roasted Rhubarb and Strawberries


David Lebovitz's Chocolate Sorbet by Genius Recipes

Chocolate Sorbet


The Kitchn's One Ingredient Ice Cream by Genius Recipes

One-Ingredient Ice Cream


Chewy Chocolate Meringues by Riki Shore

Chewy Chocolate Meringues 


The River Café's Strawberry Sorbet by Genius Recipes

Strawberry Sorbet 


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healthierkitchen April 9, 2014
one of my favorites from this site, WinnieAb's salted chocolate chip macaroons:
healthierkitchen April 9, 2014
not pareve I guess, though delicious!
janeojungle March 29, 2013
all these recipes must be delicious ´cos the pictures sure are!!
will try the sorbes.. B-)
Nurul|Happy T. March 25, 2013
Normally I don't read article on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very pressured me to try and do so! Your writing style & Food picture has been amazed me. Thank you, very nice post.
jperrella March 25, 2013
You guys, I spent all week checking this site for new Passover ideas. But now I'm done planning, Seder is tomorrow. Lovely ideas here for next year.
Arrxx March 24, 2013
Chewy Chocolate Meringues by Riki Shore - seems that there is no recipe on the link. Just a photo. But looks good.
Loves F. March 24, 2013
Just noticed this too... and I couldn't find the recipe by searching either. Finally was able to find it by going to Riki Shore's profile:
Brette W. March 24, 2013
Thanks for the heads up -- just fixed this!
Renée (. March 24, 2013
Last year I made a Passover Chocolate Orange Mousse Torte (, partially inspired by Herve This' genius chocolate mousse from Food 52 ( If you use kosher for Passover chocolate, you don't have to worry about dairy content.
Danizmango March 24, 2013
Vanilla extract can also be a no-no, depending on the alcohol it's made in.
Matilda L. March 24, 2013
Really? Are extracts made out of grains (e.g.: vodka) not OK? What kinds of alcohol are OK? (I'm not Jewish, but I'd like to avoid forbidden foods for my friends who are observant.)
Danizmango March 24, 2013
If it's made out of potato vodka (aka homemade and you did it that way by chance/design), though the rule is that you can't have anything fermented so I don't know where that leaves things. You can buy kosher for passover extract. It all depends, of course, on how observant your friends are; I'd ask before you make yourself crazy. My husband is more observant than I am so I just follow his lead. His family allows Potato Vodka (Chopin) but others may not feel the same way. There's a good thread here on Chowhound:
judie D. March 22, 2013
I will have one of each!! Judie D