27 Kosher for Passover desserts to top off your Seder
- February 13, 2023
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These Passover desserts stick to the book: you won’t find chametz (grains such as wheat, oats, rye, barley, and spelt) or kitniyot (peanuts or peanut butter, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds, etc. ingredients). What you’ll find: gooey, chocolatey flourless cakes; egg white meringue; rich, dense cheesecakes; and more. If you’re overwhelmed with preparing the rest of the Passover Seder and can’t think about brisket, there’s always a favorite dessert to fall back on: a platter of fresh fruit. Drizzle some olive oil on top and finish with some flaky sea salt. Totally acceptable.
The main rule of Passover is avoiding leavened bread—that part is crystal clear—but a few other foods fall into darker, debated territory. Some argue that chemical leavens like baking powder and soda are fine for baking during Passover (as long as there’s no flour—no leavened bread here, folks); others say chemical blowing agents should be avoided. Some spirits, like vodka made from potatoes, are kosher for Passover, but other fermented spirits might be a different story — your best bet is to shop for certified kosher spirits. In general, according to your observations, you can freely change the following recipes. Now let’s move on to our Passover dessert recipes.