End your Shabbat meal with a sweet note using one of these delicious dessert recipes. Whether you are looking for parve (dairy free) or dairy choices, here are six recipes that will leave you tasting the sweetness of Shabbat.

picture of a dairy free chocolate bundt cake in a panPerfect Parve Chocolate Cake

A classic chocolate cake made without dairy is a great way to please any chocolate-loving crowd for Shabbat. This recipe is easy to put together and can be baked in a bundt pan, layered cake pan or even cupcake tins. Delicious enough on its own or sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle with chocolate glaze for an over-the-top version of this dessert.

photo of marak perot compote in a glass dish sitting on a blue placemat with a spoon on the sideMarak Perot (Fruit Compote)

Marak Perot is a simple, but delicious Eastern European Jewish dessert also known as fruit soup or compote. Made with apples, dried plums, apricots and other raisins, this dessert is light enough to enjoy a second serving but still leave you satisfied with the sweet note at the end of any Shabbat meal. You are encouraged to make this dish a head of time to allow time to chill after cooking the fruit down, which makes it an easy dish to prepare the day before your Shabbat dinner.

photo of pecan toffee shortbread bars in a ban with three square on the side and a handful of scattered pecansPecan Toffee Shortbread

This recipe is a perfect accompaniment to enjoy with a cup of coffee at the end of a Shabbat meal or during the day on Saturday. The recipe uses margarine instead of butter to keep the recipe parve, and the shortbread bars are topped with delicious candied pecans. Cut into bars ahead of Shabbat and serve to guests for a sweet ending to any meal.

photo of a tea biscuit sorbet tower with mango, raspberry and coconut sorbetTea Biscuit and Sorbet Tower

This is probably one of the easiest desserts to put together using store-bought ingredients, but it will please any guest with a sweet tooth. This recipe is also easy to adjust to your preferred flavors and tastes. Choose coconut and pineapple for a tropical twist or stick to strawberry and chocolate for a more classic dessert. Feel like making an extra-sweet presentation? Drizzle the top of the tower with a berry sauce of your choice before serving.

photo of vegan dark chocolate mousse in a glass dish topped with raspberries and mint sitting on wood table with a spoonVegan Dark Chocolate Mousse

This recipe uses a creamy substitute to replace the dairy that usually goes into making a mousse. That secret ingredient? Avocados! This delicious dessert is also lightened up with the use of agave to replace white sugar making it lower-glycemic and perfect for those that are cutting back on sugar. Even with all the substitutes, this dish is sure to be a hit at your Shabbat dinner table.

photo of a piece of tahini coffee cake on a plate with a forkTahini Coffee Cake

Coffee cake is one of my go-to recipes to make when having guests over for Shabbat. This version uses tahini to add a nutty, richness that pairs perfectly with the spiced brown sugar swirl in the cake. The toasted sesame flavor from the tahini adds a great balance to the sweetness of the cake, and you’ll have enough that you can feed a large crowd or even have leftovers for Shabbat lunch the next day.




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