LIGHT/EASY DESSERT FOR CHANUKAH DINNER
Any suggestions for a light easy dessert to end a heavy meal of latkes and brisket? I am not at home and I have no access to a good bakery and I didn't bring my Chanukah cookie cutters.
I only have one oven here which will be in constant use.
I've made jello molds for this group of 7 before, so I want something different. Something that can be made the day before would be great.
Thanks in advance.
If you mix dairy and meat, then I would recommend a lemon semifreddo. It's half way between a pudding and an ice cream, can be made in advance and is delicious. I can't remember which recipe I used but you'll find lots when you google.
how about poached pears? there are so many different ways to flavor them - wine (red or sweet white), chocolate sauce, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom...and if dairy is okay, you can top or stuff them with lightly sweetened whipped ricotta (or use a dairy-free substitute).
ETA: just noticed that you won't really be able to use the oven, but fortunately you can poach the pears on the stovetop.
I second the idea of poached pears. They are our fall Shabbat dessert of choice. Poach on stovetop with some wine and cinnamon sticks. Accompany with some pareve merengues if deemed necessary.
Also, there are some great pareve fruit sorbets available: no work necessary!
I like sweet kugel recipes. It might not be light, but it is easy and can be prepared ahead. Served with some fresh fruit, maybe some whipped cream...