When there’s so much to be done before Passover, it’s hard to even BEGIN. Why not start with these delicious make-ahead baked items? Start stocking your freezer with these delicious desserts and you will totally thank us later when it comes down to crunch time. Mission accomplished!
- Vegan Chocolate Tart by Elizabeth Leigh
This is one of my favorite recipes! Partly because it’s photographed so beautifully, but also because it’s so simple, and so delicious! This vegan chocolate tart with almond crust is the perfect dessert to any meal!
- Macaroon Truffle Bars for Passover by Paula Shoyer
Give those classic macaroons some new life by turning them into the base for these delectable truffle chocolate coconut fudge bars.
- Strawberries and Cream Pie by Esty Wolbe
A sweet and easy strawberries and cream pie! If you’re feeling adventurous, follow Esty’s favorite flavor combo and top the strawberry jam with balsamic glaze.
- Chocolate-Dipped Vanilla Bean Macaroons by Angela Liddon
This is what I like to call macaroon perfection! It’s the go-to quick-and-easy dessert that I pop in the oven before company comes over. Not only does everyone go nuts over the macaroons, but they fill the house with a delicious vanilla, cinnamon, and almond scent as they bake.
- Chocolate-Dipped Gluten Free Coconut Crisps by Brynie Greisman
Crispy, chewy, and full of delicious coconut flavor, with just a hint of cinnamon. These are everyone’s favorite, especially straight from the freezer. Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.
- Elegant Layered Dessert by Brynie Greisman
The inspiration for this dessert came from a chometzdig recipe. The Pesach version is at least as good, if not better! A layer of rich chocolate mousse, topped with a layer of citrus-laced creamy vanilla ice cream, and garnished with an amazing crunch.
- Rhubarb Fruit Crumble by Brynie Greisman
Full of delicious fruity flavor with a creamy filling and a crunchy topping. The rhubarb and fruit complement each other perfectly.
- Two-Layer Fudge Ice Cream from the Nitra Cookbook
This is a really special dessert. Yes, it requires several steps to make, but the end result is well worth it! The fudge layer is super fudgy and delicious, and really takes this dessert to the next level.
- Pesach Soufflé Chocolate Cakes by The Peppermill
These flourless, fudgy chocolate cakes can be prepared in advance and frozen raw for the freshest tasting results.
- Chocolate Fudge Bars by Estee Kafra
No need to separate the eggs for this easy fudge recipe.
- Gluten-Free Gooey Spiced Chocolate Chip Nut Cake by Leah Nagel
An almond flour cake with warming spices like ginger and nutmeg and flecks of chocolate and nuts, topped with a unique cinnamon glaze.
- Gluten-Free Filbert Cake by Estee Kafra
This cake has long been a family favorite, both for its good taste and because it’s no-fail! Use a plain tube pan, not a pan with a nonstick coating.
- Gluten-Free Almond Torte by Estee Kafra
A light and airy almond cake with rich chocolate glaze.
- Best Ever Gebrochts Chocolate Chip Cookies by Melissa Kaye
This one-bowl chocolate chip cookie recipe does not taste like Pesach cookies! The cookie dough comes together easily, resulting in deliciously soft chocolate chip cookies that you’ll want to make year-round!
- Gluten-Free Fluffy Nutty Blondies by D. Aschkenasy
These aren’t classic blondies (although, having neither made nor tasted blondies in at least 25 years, I’m no longer entirely sure what they taste or look like anymore) but I think these are a good Pesach substitute, especially for those of us who use very few manufactured ingredients on Pesach.
- Bunch of Nuts Gluten Free Cookies by Estee Kafra
Chunky nuts with sweet raisins and chocolate… Combining some of my favorite foods into one bite. That’s Pesach baking at its best.
- Gluten-Free Pecan Chocolate Chip Blondies by Shifra Fried
I learned to modify chometzdig recipes and make them Pesachdig. This way, I enlarged my Pesach repertoire without moving too far out of my comfort zone. In general this process works best with recipes that have proportionately less flour. The following is one of my converted recipes. Enjoy!
- Gluten-Free Glazed Coffee Cake by Brynie Greisman
The Pesach cake you’ll want more of!
- Nut Cake with Two-Tone Glaze by Brynie Greisman
I gave half of this cake for dessert to a family member who has celiac disease and had Shabbos sheva berachos. Later, she told me she gave small samples to her family and they literally went nuts over it! This cake has no separated eggs, which is always appreciated, especially in Pesach cakes. It’s very versatile for presentation and can be cut into square, diamond, or circle shapes. It also looks gorgeous on a cake platter.
- Gluten-Free Fat-Free Biscotti Sticks by Brynie GreismanI’ve been selling whole wheat low-fat baked goods for over a decade. One of our most popular biscotti flavors is fat-free classic biscotti and i was determined to try to recreate it for Pesach. Most baked goods for Pesach are laden with sugar and oil, and after working so hard for Pesach, I wanted to have my cake and eat it too, guilt free. Now we all can!
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Espresso Torte by Chanie Nayman
One of the perks of my job is that I can fill in the blanks and add recipes where they’re needed. I also usually take the liberty of not giving myself recipes that will be time-consuming to create. Sometimes this backfires because what I think will be easy ends up taking forever, and then there’s no turning back! This recipe took much trial and error to perfect, but we got it. You’re going to love it!
- Carrot Muffins by Rivky Kleiman
Carrots and muffins are a match made in heaven and something I miss every Pesach. This year I was determined to develop a moist, fluffy, taste-like-chometz muffin… These truly deliver!
- Moist Orange-Flavored Cake by Estee Kafra
This recipe is moist and light and has so much flavor. I use different nuts in place of the almonds to change it up. It works well with both walnuts and filberts. If you don’t eat gebrochts, use blanched almonds in place of the matzo meal.
- Triple Chocolate Biscotti for Pesach by Paula Shoyer
These cookies are both chewy and crunchy at the same time; the outside is a little hard, but the center remains soft. I double this recipe because these cookies disappear so fast.
- Cookie Truffle Bars by Victoria Dwek
A simple dessert that won’t take up too much of your time but will impress and satisfy your sweet tooth.
- Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookies by Ellen Grossman
A beautiful, elegant on the classic naturally-kosher-for-Passover sweet that uses basic ingredients and even non-gebrochts eaters can enjoy.
- Cookie Cake by Chanie Nayman
This cake is my accomplishment of the season. For starters, anyone who tested it (I brought it to a big party, so that was plenty of people) nearly choked when I told them it was Pesachdik. Second, I stayed away from anything processed so that most people will be able to make it! Don’t take my word for it. Try it; you’ll see what everyone’s going crazy about.
- Gluten-Free Double Fudge Mousse Cake by Renee Muller
A delicious Pesach chocolate cake full of walnuts, filberts, and coconut.
- Banana Chocolate Chip Cake by Ellen Grossman
An exceptionally moist Pesach cake, this is an easy recipe that yields a banana chocolate chip cake that you won’t believe is Kosher for Pesach! This moist cake is perfectly flavored with banana and chock full of chocolate chips! Topped with a smooth, sweet icing, this is the perfect Pesach cake to make, especially when you have a few extra bananas lying around.
- Orange-Scented Cake with Chocolate Ganache by Estee Kafra
I have made this cake numerous times, changing up the oranges with blood oranges, tangerines and even grapefruit. Each time it was divine. Pairs nicely with a chocolate cream or a white glaze with lemon juice.
- My Mother’s Pesach Cake, Enlightened by Norene Gilletz
This is a reduced-cholesterol version of my late mother’s Pesach Chocolate Cake. When you use a proper tube pan, you get a beautiful presentation each time!
- Gluten-Free Strawberry-Lemon Biscotti by Faigy Grossman
I’m so excited about the outcome of these cookies — I can’t wait to use this concept for year-round use! Crispy, sweet, and chock-full of flavor, this is a biscotti that is out-of-this-world scrumptious!
- Caramel Swirled Chocolate Brownies by Daphna Rabinovitch
Dense gebrochts brownies marbled with rich homemade parve caramel sauce swirls.
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Almond Crinkle Cookies by Daphna Rabinovitch
This is one of my favourite cookies. It’s easy, intensely chocolate, flourless and utterly addictive. I make it for special occasions so that I never get tired of it!!
- Gluten-Free Sponge Cake by Brynie Greisman
Here’s a winner of a sponge cake that is delicious alone and lends itself to many variations.
- Citrus Olive Oil Passover Cake by Daphna Rabinovitch
Gebrokts or not, this cake is superb!
- Chewy Chocolate Chip Pesach Cookies by Estee Kafra
These just might be the best Pesach cookies you have ever tasted!