It’s that time of year again- the countdown is almost over and all we can think about is cheesecake.
(Maybe not for my sister-in-law, whose due date is on Shavuos itself, and she is soon to find out if she’s having boy #4 or a longed- for little girl! I doubt she’s thinking of cheese).
But for the rest of us, with four meals to plan and the urge to this year do something different- make something special, and of course wow our guests, we have work to do.
Plan, prep, plan, bake-bake-bake!
I have compiled for you some of my tried and true dessert faves, some fabulous, Pinterest-worthy snacks, and a whole bunch of yummy recipes. Wonderful Cheesecakes, French desserts, and lots of butter. Enjoy & Happy Shavuos!
Click on the pic to get the recipe!
Special Dairy Desserts
Biscoff Whipped Chocolate Ganache Cups
Um, yeah? I love this presentation in little glass cups, and I would make these ahead(super easy recipe) and pop on the lotus cookie right before serving.
5 Minute Chocolate Cookie Dough Lotus Dessert
I totally want to buy these little re-usable ramekins, cause aren’t they adorable?! And a 5 minute dessert that looks this good is one to keep on hand.
Salted Caramel Panna Cotta with Praline
Never made Panna Cotta before? Neither have I- until now.
Panna Cotta is an Italian dessert made from sweetened cream thickened with gelatin. It holds its shape so mold it however you like!
Just wait till your guests ask you what this is and you pop that name out! WOWing already, friends.
Cant you taste the crunch just looking at that photo! Man, it looks so fresh!
One of my absolute favorites, Millefuille is a lovely dessert made from thin layers of puff pastry and dollops of cream-custard.
You can use store bought layers and not make homemade like in the pictures recipe, and use instant pudding as a cream stabilizer!
If you’re looking to try something different, this should be it. The combination of everything going on in a cup of tiramisu just works. I can’t wait to try this one!
Cheesecake To Take The Cake
Turtle-Topped Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
Starting off with this one because I just made it for a takeover I am doing on Kosher.com’s Instagram for Shavuot- you can see my cheesecake HERE.
It was sooooo good and looked insane and I’m saying “was” because yes, we finished the whole thing already!
Mascarpone Cheesecake with Bourbon Praline Caramel “Crust” and White Chocolate Ganache
Got me on the crust. Just sayin’.
This recipe has been made by tons of @peaslovencarrots’s followers and has passed rave reviews. Also- it’s made with relatively “cheap” cheeses, compared to the normal 4 containers of cream cheese+ that a lot of cheesecake recipes will call for.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
This pin-worthy cheesecake has a plethora of rave reviews- all claiming it to be crazy easy to put together and just delicious. Thanks- thats all I need to know!
*Make this early so you have time to photograph it!! – and please share.
White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake
Ever since the frozen cheesecakes section at Costco, I’ve been obsessed with raspberry swirl. It looks so pretty, and is perfect for a summer table setting!
Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake
We’ll finish with this fabulous cake. That frosting looks just divine!!!
Fun Snacks to Get The Whole Family Through The Weekend
Sour Cream & Banana Muffins
Start Shavuos off right with something delicious- and healthy!
Ditch the coffee glaze for the chag, and serve up these fluffy muffins on a platter with a little bowl of cream cheese frosting do-it-yourself style. Perfect for breakfast, and for the boys to snack on during the night while they learn!
Butter Blueberry Muffins
Need I say more?
Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake Bars
I have made these more times than I can count. They come out perfect every time, and are super easy and fast! (and delish).
Almond, Chocolate, and Coffee Cream Puffs
Coffee and Chantilly Cream? Come on, yum!
No Bake Pretzel Caramel Clusters
The perfect snack? The best-mom award? Rice-Krispies….on Crack? Yup.
Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites
A treat to win the hearts of the young and old alike.
Last time I made these, they were the highlight of the dessert table…..for the adults!!
3 Ingredient Flaky Nutella Cookie Bites
Yes, this is from my site. Yes they are delicious. Yes they are made in 2 minutes with only 3 ingredients. WINNNING.
What is on your menu for Shavuos? I’d love to hear in the comments!