Recipe by Chaya Surie Goldberger

Chocolate and Nut Meringue Pie (Passover)

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Parve Parve
Medium Medium
12 Servings


- Egg - Tree nuts

This dessert was inspired by a recipe from my mother-in-law, a”h. When she needed a quick and easy dessert, this was her go-to. I made a few tweaks to it for Pesach and added my personal touches for a beautiful dessert to enhance your Yom Tov table!



  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups roasted, unsalted whole nuts (such as walnuts or hazelnuts)

  • 1/2 3-and 1/2 ounce (100-gram) bar chocolate

Chocolate Layer

  • 1 3-and 1/2 ounce (100-gram) bar semisweet dark chocolate

  • 1/2 3-and 1/2 ounce (100-gram) bar chocolate

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 egg yolks

Meringue Layer

  • 4 egg whites (reserve yolks for another purpose)

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • pinch of salt

Wine Pairing

Psagot Prat


To Make the Crust


Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (160 degrees Celsius). Line a baking sheet with Gefen Parchment Paper and brush it with two tablespoons olive oil.


Whisk the egg whites until foamy. Add the sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix until combined, then fold in the nuts, making sure they’re well coated with the egg and sugar mixture.


Spread the entire mixture onto the baking sheet and bake for 30–35 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool for at least 30 minutes, until it’s crisped up to a brittle.


Take three-quarters of the brittle and break it apart. Place into a food processer fitted with the S blade and pulse until it forms the texture of crumbs. Add the chocolate and remaining one tablespoon olive oil and pulse again until it forms a paste. Grease a 14-inch (35-centimeter) rectangular tart pan with a removable bottom and press the crumb mixture into the pan.

To Make the Chocolate Layer


Melt both chocolates in a microwave-safe bowl. Add the sugar and beat with a hand mixer for about a minute. Let it cool a bit so that it won’t cook the egg yolks when you add them, then add the yolks one at a time, beating after each addition. Spread the mixture in an even layer over the crust.

To Make the Meringue Layer


Beat egg whites until starting to stiffen. Add the sugar and beat until stiff. Add the salt and lemon juice and beat until just incorporated. Spread this onto the chocolate layer, making sure you cover the entire surface and that the meringue reaches the edges of the pie pan.

To Bake and Serve


Bake in a preheated 325 degrees Fahrenheit (160 degrees Celsius) oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes on the counter, then place into the freezer uncovered to cool fully. Transfer to the fridge when cool.


To garnish, chop the remaining brittle. Drizzle the pie with some melted chocolate and sprinkle the brittle crumbs on top.


To serve, dip a knife into hot water before cutting to prevent the meringue from sticking to the knife.


This can stay in the fridge for up to two days, just make sure that nothing touches the top of the pie, as it’s sticky.


Food and Prop Styling by Shiri Feldman and Chef Suzie Gornish.
Photography by Felicia Perretti.

Chocolate and Nut Meringue Pie (Passover)

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