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8 Passover Desserts for a Sweet Seder

03/28/2015 06:56 am ET | Updated May 28, 2015

All of these desserts are perfect for Passover and most of them are gluten-free. But you don't need a holiday to enjoy these sweet treats: they are delicious any day, any time.

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A pavlova is a cake-shaped meringue with a marshmallowy center and crisp outer shell, usually topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. In this gorgeous chocolate version, cocoa powder and bittersweet chocolate are folded into the meringue -- which makes it deliciously fudgy -- and mascarpone cheese is added to the whipped topping. GET THE RECIPE

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Baked pears make a wonderfully light and beautiful dessert for Passover. GET THE RECIPE

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No flour, no butter and yet these are delicious chocolate cookies -- delicate and crisp on the exterior and rich and fudgy on the interior. GET THE RECIPE

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Adapted from Maida Heatter's Cakes, this is my all-time favorite flourless chocolate cake. It's made with ground almonds and a decadent chocolate ganache, which make it rich, elegant and surprisingly light. GET THE RECIPE

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Dress up fresh berries by layering them with a luscious lemon cream -- essentially a lemon curd lightened with whipped cream. GET THE RECIPE

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Made with matzo crackers, toffee, melted chocolate, pecans and sea salt, this treat is called 'crack' because it's insanely addictive (get it? crack-ers). GET THE RECIPE

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"Forget" about these meringue cookies in the oven overnight -- letting them cook ever so slowly -- and wake up to the lightest, most irresistibly simple chocolate chip cookies you could imagine. GET THE RECIPE

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Dress up the dessert table with this elegant strawberry and orange salad. With only five ingredients, it's quick and easy to make. GET THE RECIPE