Simple and Wow! Lady Finger Strawberry Shortcake

Pesach (Passover) is a springtime holiday that falls out in the Hebrew month of Nissan.  Our Jewish lunar calendar has a leap month designed to make sure that Pesach always falls out in the spring. This year was a Jewish leap year and therefore Pesach falls out in late April, a full month later on the solar calendar than last year.

Pesach desserts, therefore, should be reminiscent of spring and use seasonal ingredients. Strawberries is one of those wonderfully fresh and springtime dessert favorites.

One of the simplest Pesach recipes are ones that can be assembled right on Yom Tov and served in a variety of different ways. This one is just that type of dessert. Simple.  Fresh. Oh, and Beautiful.

strawberry shortcake ingredients



one package of lady fingers
whipped cream
fresh strawberries (see kosher notes)


Whip up a container of whipped cream and refrigerate. Clean and slice fresh strawberries. Layer lady fingers, whipped cream and strawberries in a large bowl or a glass trifle bowl. Top with strawberries and lady finger crumbs. Enjoy!


strawberry shortcake for passover


You can substitute berries and fruit of your choice. Try blueberries, peaches and mango.

Layer a single lady finger with whipped cream and strawberries for an individual strawberry shortcake. Serve on a plate or in a martini glass.

Drizzle a bit of strawberry, chocolate or raspberry sauce on top.


strawberry shortcake for passover 3


Kosher laws disallow the eating of any whole insects and therefore strawberries require a process of soaking, rinsing and in some cases, pureeing. Kashrut authorities differ somewhat on the proper checking of strawberries and some disallow the eating of strawberries, altogether. This blog was not designed to be your kosher authority, so please consult your local rabbinic authority regarding the use of strawberries.

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