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desserts & sweets

Chocolate Quinoa Cake

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Chocolate Quinoa Cake

I had heard the myth of chocolate cakes made with cooked quinoa and didn’t quite believe they’d actually be tasty. This cake is surprisingly moist and delicious—great for Passover and all year round.

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Galician Pear Butter

Recipe by Emily Paster

Galician Pear Butter

Applesauce is one of the best-known and best-loved Jewish preserves because it is one of the two traditional toppings, the other being sour cream, for potato latkes. While there is nothing wrong with applesauce, this year, why not expand your culinary horizons and top your latkes with the delicate sweetness and creamy texture of Galician

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Joy’s Poppy Seed Loaf

Recipe by Gracie Goldberg

Joy’s Poppy Seed Loaf

My mom doesn’t cook much, but when she does it is usually a dessert. She is most famous for her chocolate chip pumpkin loaf, her pumpkin pie, and this, a poppy seed loaf. Serve it toasted for breakfast or with a scoop of ice cream for dessert. A poppy seed loaf is perfect for every occasion!

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Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot

Recipe by Ira Cohen Kerem

Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot

Mandelbrot (almond bread in Yiddish) was a popular dessert among Ashkenazim in Eastern Europe. Not only was it delicious, but it was also pareve. This recipe comes from Rachel Abramson, who was a co-founder of the Kosher Kitchen. When she was the head of the kitchen at Camp Ramah in the Poconos, she added the

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Pumpkin Chocolate Hazelnut Rugelach

Recipe by Shannon Sarna

Pumpkin Chocolate Hazelnut Rugelach

People often scoff at the combination of pumpkin and chocolate, but the flavors complement one another wonderfully. After all, pumpkin is a pretty neutral flavor— what most people consider “pumpkin” can be more accurately called pumpkin pie spice. The color of this rugelach is just stunning, and the flavor features a sweetness that is just

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Sweet Fall Pear Galette

Recipe by Debra Moser

Sweet Fall Pear Galette

From leafy greens to golden sweet potatoes and squash, as the season changes from summer to fall, the farmers are harvesting the last big bounty before the winter sets in. Many varieties of red, pink and green apples are piled high on tables, and the first-of-the-season juicy, ripe Bartlett or Bosc pears draw us closer

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Apple Honey Ginger Torte

Recipe by Annabel Epstein

Apple Honey Ginger Torte

Have you heard of the famous Marian Burros Plum torte? First published in the New York Times by Marian Burros in 1983, the recipe was published every year after that until 1995, when the editor of the Times decided that people just needed to clip it, laminate it and put it on their fridge once

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