5 Passover Dairy Desserts

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In my house, we eat 80% vegetarian. I serve lots of vegetables, beans and lentils and of course, plenty of cheese. On Passover, our two seder meals tend to be very meat heavy, and of course, you have to finish the leftovers!  By the time Chol Hamoed comes around, I am more than ready to go back to fish and vegetable dishes and start enjoying some fabulous dairy desserts!

I just love that Philadelphia® Cream Cheese is Kosher for Passover, these desserts wouldn't be the same without the rich and creamy texture brought by the cream cheese.

Carrot Cake Roll

carrot cake roll with lemon cream cheese filling

This Carrot Cake Roll is so delicious, I might have to consider serving it for breakfast. It’s made with carrots and filled with yummy cream cheese, you really can’t go wrong!

Chocolate Marshmallow Haystacks

coconut hay stacks

I’m not embarrassed to admit that I love marshmallows on Passover!  I even started making my own! Marshmallows taste even better when you add cream cheese and coconut and cover them in chocolate. The Chocolate Marshmallow Haystacks satisfy that sweet tooth without the Jewish guilt.

Ginger Cream Meringue Sandwich Cookies

almond cookies meringue

I absolutely love meringues!  They were probably the first cookie I ever made when I was a kid and got tired of the neon colored Passover cookies my dad would buy from the kosher market. Who needs yellow #5 when you can have meringue!  These are extra special with a zesty ginger infusion and creamy filling you sandwich together. Yummy!

Cheesecake Ice Cream with Macaroons

Cheesecake Ice Cream with Crumbled Macaroons

The best Passover desserts are the ones that don't have to be adapted for the holiday. Ice cream is the perfect example. Using cream cheese makes a flavorful ice cream come together quick and easy. Mix-in some macaroons for an extra tasty treat.

Chocolate Orange Coeur a la Creme Cheesecake with Cherry Compote - Watch The Video

Chocolate-Orange Coeur a la Creme with Cherry Compote Recipe

This scrumptious chocolate cheesecake is topped with cherries. Coeur a la creme is French for “heart with cream” and this dish is typically made in heart shaped ramekins. If you only have round ramekins, no worries, this tasty no-bake dessert looks great in any shape or size.


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