The annual confluence of spring and Passover is pretty sweet—you want to celebrate with desserts to mark the occasion. These delicious ideas from the Chowhound Home Cooking board will have you and your Seder guests saying happy Pesach.

1. To balance a heavy Seder meal, try a light dessert like baked meringues filled with lemon curd (made with kosher-for-Passover margarine) and fresh fruit. —Diane in Bexley

2. Flourless chocolate pear torte, made with pareve margarine and chocolate (no soy lecithin) and kosher-for-Passover powdered sugar, is always a favorite. —susan1353

3. Claudia Roden’s orange and almond cake (use pareve baking powder) delivers flavors as bright as spring. —magiesmom

4. If you make just one dessert this Passover, let it be Marcy Goldman’s caramel matzoh crunch. —marcia2

5. You’ll get no complaints from your guests when you serve this sweet butternut squash kugel: • 2 (12-ounce) boxes frozen squash, thawed and drained • 1 stick margarine, melted • 1/2 cup sugar • 1/2 cup matzo meal • Pinch of cinnamon • 3 eggs • 1/2 cup nondairy liquid coffee creamer • Pinch of salt | Mix squash with melted margarine. Add sugar, matzo meal, and cinnamon. Beat eggs with coffee creamer, combine with squash mixture, and salt to taste. Pour into a greased 8-by-8-inch pan, sprinkle with cinnamon, and bake uncovered at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour or until it stops jiggling when you shake the pan. —SIMIHOUND

6. Save time and earn raves for this quick and delicious dessert: pareve chocolate–covered strawberries. —charlieboy

7. Alice Medrich’s Italian chocolate-almond torte is not only a crowd-pleaser, but—bonus!—it’s also naturally pareve. Garnish with fresh strawberries. —milklady

Meringue photo by Chris Rochelle

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