With layers of creamy orange custard, orange-infused ladyfingers and pomegranate gelatin, this parfait is perfect for a Rosh Hashanah celebration! A sprinkling of pomegranate seeds makes Creamy Orange and Pomegranate Parfaits an extra pretty addition to any holiday meal.
Pomegranate gelatin is a no-brainer to make. Although you might find a cranberry Jello variety this time of year which can be used as a substitute in a pinch.
Making a homemade gelatin uses a flavored liquid, usually a fruit juice as a base and plain unflavored gelatin, like Knox brand. Which by the way, is Kosher for Passover and Rosh Hashanah. I tend to buy a large container on Amazon instead of buying the little individual packages.
I love pomegranate gelatin so much because of it’s beautiful jewel-toned color and intense fruitiness. Set against the silky orange custard, it’s quite striking when served.
There’s nothing in the instructions of making a homemade custard that is overly intimidating. But, if you don’t read through the directions before starting the recipe, you might just run afoul. There are several different steps that need to followed exactly to achieve a perfect custard. It’s not hard, just exact. No worries, it’s still simple to make.
Creamy Orange and Pomegranate Parfaits have a non-dairy base of almond milk, that’s infused with orange peels and vanilla bean. This give the custard a lovely orange undertone provided by the citrus oils extracted from the fruit’s peels.
Making sure your custard can coat the back of a wooden spoon is the best way to judge when you custard is finished cooking. After letting it cool briefly, plain gelatin is added to give the final thickness and texture to the sauce. Don’t worry if it’s a bit thin, it will still be delicious when layered with the gelatin and ladyfinger cookies.
I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of high quality ladyfingers on the market today.
This recipe uses the crisp version, not the soft, cake type that you can find in your grocer’s bakery section. To find these in a small town like I live in wasn’t easy, so I once again turned to Amazon!
I decided to purchase a cookie that’s made in Italy, going straight to the cookie’s source country for the best choices. This one has a lovely almond undertone and is not-too-sweet.
You can get fancy, and layer this dessert in a large trifle bowl if you wish. In that case I’d leave the cookies whole, instead of breaking them in half as the recipe directs.
If you want to go one step further, and “gild the lily” with some whipped topping, no worries, I’ve got you covered!
Here’s my fabulous recipe for Passover Whipped Cream. It’s perfect on any dessert that you want to remain kosher for a Jewish celebration or function.
I shared this recipe during Passover when I used it to top my Bittersweet Chocolate Orange Mousse Cake with Passover Whipped Cream.
And that’s another fabulous holiday dessert that you’ll want to try too! It’s a huge hit whenever I serve it to friends and family during the Jewish holidays.
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While this recipe is really simple, it does have several “moving parts”. You’ll need to time the preparation of your gelatin and orange custard to make your assembly process easier. Just give both plenty of time to chill in the refrigerator before putting together your parfaits.
Creamy Orange and Pomegranate Parfaits make it truly worth the extra trouble of making your own pomegranate gelatin and orange custard. I pinky swear!
YOU’LL FIND THE PRINTABLE RECIPE CARD FOR CREAMY ORANGE AND POMEGRANATE PARFAITS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST
Why not celebrate the New Year in style with these fabulous Pomegranate themed Dessert & Buffet Tent Cards?
I’ve already “written” in the names of two of my Rosh Hashanah desserts for you on the first page. There’s one for Pomegranate Glazed Roasted Asian Pears, and another for Creamy Orange & Pomegranate Parfait. (click the link above for the pear recipe)
The second page has blanks to print out for each of your menu’s other dishes. Just write in the names of rest of your Rosh Hashanah buffet’s menu, fold them in half lengthwise, and voila!
Won’t your Rosh Hashanah buffet look fabulous with such a posh detail like these tent cards?
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RECIPE FOR KOSHER NON-DAIRY PASSOVER WHIPPED CREAM IN THIS RECIPE'S POST. Calorie and fat counts will vary with portion sizes and brand of ladyfingers used.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 447Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 150mgSodium 87mgCarbohydrates 86gFiber 4gSugar 63gProtein 11g
RECIPE FOR KOSHER NON-DAIRY PASSOVER WHIPPED CREAM IN THIS RECIPE'S POST.
Calorie and fat counts will vary with portion sizes and brand of ladyfingers used.