Easter Recipes

From brunch menu ideas to the perfect dinner side dish for your Easter ham, we have lots of recipe inspiration, including delicious and cute Easter desserts as well.

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Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 901
Everyone needs a delicious coffee cake recipe in their repertoire, and this cinnamon streusel coffee cake recipe is the perfect option. Meaning "something strewn" in Old German, streusel is easy to throw together -- and then to throw on top of this sour-cream coffee cake. The sweet glaze in the recipe is the perfect coffee cake topping.

Breakfast Casserole with Bacon

Rating: 3.5 stars 156
Like quiche, this savory dish has a custard filling; using frozen puff pastry instead of traditional pie dough makes it even simpler to prepare. This time-saving recipe is perfect for brunch.

Vanilla Glaze for Cinnamon-Bun Bites

Rating: 4 stars 30
Make this glaze while the Cinnamon-Bun Bites are baking. Recipe adapted with permission from "Williams-Sonoma Family Meals: Creating Traditions in the Kitchen," copyright 2009 by Maria Helm Sinskey and Williams-Sonoma, published by Weldon Owen, San Francisco.

Baked Brie with Pecans

Rating: 3 stars 725
Toasted pecans and maple syrup complement the creamy Brie in this hors d'oeuvre. For the best texture, let the cheese cool before topping it with the syrup mixture.This recipe is by Everyday Food reader Kathy Quinn of Montclair, New Jersey.

Cinnamon-Bun Bites

Rating: 3.5 stars 344
Serve these bites directly from the baking dish, or unmold them and place the whole mound on a serving dish or in a basket. Recipe adapted with permission from "Williams-Sonoma Family Meals: Creating Traditions in the Kitchen," copyright 2009 by Maria Helm Sinskey and Williams-Sonoma, published by Weldon Owen, San Francisco.

Simple Lemon Cake

Rating: 3 stars 136
Whole lemons are the base of this rich, citrusy simple lemon cake batter. Precooking the fruit removes the pucker and makes for an intensely flavored cake that's a family-friendly dessert.

Spinach and Gruyere Quiches

Rating: 3 stars 1112
An outstanding quiche relies on a few simple elements: a creamy egg custard, buttery homemade crust, and flavorful cheese and vegetables. This family-friendly brunch recipe delivers all three.

Baked French Toast

Rating: 3.5 stars 630
Thick brioche slices soak up the batter, while sugared pecans lend a caramelized crunch to this make-ahead baked French toast recipe to feed a hungry breakfast or brunch crowd.

Hummingbird Carrot Cake

When you give carrot cake a hummingbird-inspired spin, it really takes a slice to new heights. To capture the essence of a classic Hummingbird Cake, we stirred shredded coconut and puréed pineapple into our batter and swapped butter for oil to get a rich crumb and featherweight texture. Then we coated the classic frosting with chopped pecans and topped it with a nest of candied carrots. 
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Potato Pierogi

Rating: 3 stars 202
Pierogi were traditionally served as a meatless dish during Lent, but evolved into a popular side dish. Pierogi bob to the surface of the cooking water when they're done.

Sauteed Pork Cutlets

Rating: 3 stars 193
Pan-fried pork cutlets are lightly flavored with citrus and Parmesan.

Crab-Apple Jelly

Rating: 3 stars 165
Make this jelly in the fall, when crab apples are plentiful. It can then be canned and enjoyed throughout the year.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Our Easy Easter Desserts Include Cheesecake, Cookies, and Martha's Pashka
To finish the Easter feast, you need a sweet ending that's dramatic and delicious; it should also be either simple to put together at the last minute or made ahead and ready to be served. Whichever route you choose, you'll find easy recipes here.
21 Easter Brunch Recipes to Welcome the Arrival of Spring
From egg casseroles to baked French toast, these recipes will fuel your annual Easter egg hunt. 
Glazed Lemon Pound Cake
Rating: 3.5 stars 302

This Glazed Lemon Pound Cake doesn't rise very much, so don't be surprised if it's shorter than you might expect.