Eid is such an exciting time filled with gatherings, dinners, and get-togethers with friends and family. If you are the person hosting a celebratory feast in your home, it’s also a lot of work! To take some of the pressure off, I’ve rounded up some easy, make-ahead desserts for Eid so you have one less thing to worry about on the day of your celebration. Also, they are all halal so you can serve them to your Muslim and non-Muslim friends and family alike! Let’s get to it.
@thevariedtable has a great option for feeding dessert to a large group of people. These cookie bars are delicious, and are easily transported if you have been given the job of bringing dessert to a family feast. Whether you call her secret ingredient lotus spread, cookie butter, biscoff, or anything else, it’s always a big hit!
This rich and creamy dessert is our family go-to for every single get together. The recipe is adapted from the famous Chef Dennis recipe with my own tweaks and additions (make sure you skip the wine in the original recipe!). The depth of flavour and fancy feel of this dessert is worth the extra ten minutes it takes to prepare it. Perfect for Eid!
If you are looking for a simple dessert recipe that can easily be made ahead of time, this is it! I’m not good at fancy desserts, so I love this one that feels like a cheat! Layers of cookie crumbs and a whipped cream cheese mixture smothered in dulche de leche? Yes please! And if you serve it in personalized single serve jars, bonus points to you.
Next, Amina from Hungry Paprikas shares her one-bowl Lebanese semolina cake that comes together really quickly and is super delicious! Drenched in simple syrup after baking, this irresistible cake also has a unique texture. If you love easy desserts, this one’s for you.
Three Cups of Chai shares her take on this classic dessert for Eid with us in this post! This delicious dessert consists of phyllo pastry filled with a delicious pistachio mixture, then baked to perfection. The end result is individual treats that are easy to serve at a big dinner. Perfect for Eid celebrations.
Who doesn’t love dessert served in a fancy glass? I’ve created a simpler, dairy-free version of the traditional Pakistani custard layered with cake and fruits. My dessert has custard made with almond milk, layered with lady finger cookies (you could use pound cake too) and some jello!
There you go, six desserts that can easily be made ahead for an extra joyful and relaxed Eid celebration! Tag me @mintcandydesigns with your own sweet treat creations.