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  • Overview
  • Our Favorite Easter Recipes
  • Lemon Desserts
  • Coconut Desserts
  • Pistachio Desserts
  • Carrot Cake Desserts
  • Bunnies, Eggs and More
  • Easter Cakes

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Easter Desserts

When it comes to Easter desserts, there really aren’t any hard and fast rules around what should be served. It’s a time of celebration, when multigenerations gather together to rejoice in the holiday and the approaching spring.

 

The main meal is usually anchored by a ham or large platter of lamb or salmon, and sides revolve around new spring vegetables like asparagus and peas. Desserts, however, run the gambit. The most popular options usually focus on a number of choice ingredients: lemon, coconut, carrot, strawberries, nuts, and chocolate. Pick a favorite flavor, then decide which kind of dessert would be best to finish your meal -- something light like a pavlova, mousse, or souffle? Something rich and decadent like a cheesecake or layer cake? Or does design matter most -- perhaps something with a nest on top, or shaped like a bunny?

 

All of these are popular dessert options, including small treats like cookies and cupcakes that are based on larger desserts. Keep in mind that iconic desserts like carrot cakes no longer literally have to be a typical carrot cake -- there are carrot cake cheesecakes, carrot cake sandwich cookies, carrot cake parfaits, etc. Once you’ve decided on a flavor and chosen a style of dessert, the picking should be easy, unless something else too temptingly delicious catches your eye first!

When it comes to Easter desserts, there really aren’t any hard and fast rules around what should be served. It’s a time of celebration, when multigenerations gather together to rejoice in the holiday and the approaching spring.

 

The main meal is usually anchored by a ham or large platter of lamb or salmon, and sides revolve around new spring vegetables like asparagus and peas. Desserts, however, run the gambit. The most popular options...

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If eating pie leaves you yearning for more crust, here's your dream dessert: Flaky, golden-brown pate brisee disks are layered with jam, then pasty cream that has whipped cream and sliced strawberries folded in, and stacked four-deep. Making the disks is easy -- just roll out the dough into rounds (no need to fit it into pie plates or crimp edges), sprinkle them with sugar, and bake. The whole thing is chilled overnight like an icebox wafer cake, for easier slicing.

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recipe

Crisp-chewy baked meringues meet cool, creamy coconut sorbet in these blushing beauties. The light-as-air disks, tinted the palest shade of pink, are made by swooping and swirling meringue on to parchment; the top layers are sprinkled with shredded coconut before baking. Freezing the desserts (for up to a day) leaves the cakes soft enough to eat with a fork -- or a spoon, as you like it -- on any day or midsummer's night.

recipe

Press this macaroon mixture into mini muffin tins to create bite-size baskets for your favorite Easter candies. For a chocolate version, fill each basket two-thirds full with melted chocolate (we used three ounces total) and let them set before adding candies.