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Suggestions for St Pat's day dessert--NOT cake

We're hosting a st Pat's day traditional dinner, for which I'll be baking my classic Irish soda bread. So I'd love suggestions for an Irish dessert that isn't cakey, since the soda bread is rather heavy and will already fill that bill. Banoffee? I'm stumped.

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    1. how about a custard or a shortbread? shortbread with coffee (maybe irish coffee?) could be nice... otherwise, maybe a pie, like sweet potato or rhubarb?

      1. "Grasshopper Pie"!!!!

        Not a "traditional" St. Pat's dish, but oh so good. Was my mom's St. Pat's Day treat. Colorful in St. Pat's colors & delicious.

        I don't have a recipe to share, but there are a fair number out there if you do a websearch. In fact, I'm thinking of making some version of it for hubby & I next week.

        1. Pistachio cookies served with mint ice cream.

          1. Some beautiful ripe green pears and Irish cheese.

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            1. re: blue room

              This is perfect!
              I'm serving an Irish cheddar with grapes and pistachios. And maybe these Irish whiskey truffles http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/ty...