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Easter Desserts

From almond cheesecake bars to triple layer chocolate cake, tortes, and crumbles, try one of these crowd-pleasing Easter desserts.

Rhubarb Crunch

Rhubarb Crunch

Rhubarb Crunch

"RHUBARB was one of the first crops Grandma gathered from her garden in spring. She told us kids her rhubarb sauce was a good tonic for whatever ailed us, but we much preferred the delicious dessert she served after Easter dinner. This Rhubarb Crunch was so delicious with fresh cream skimmed from the top of some milk."

Moist Lazy Daisy Cake

Moist Lazy Daisy Cake

Moist Lazy Daisy Cake

We always called this Mama's "never fail" recipe. I guess the same holds true for me, since I've entered this cake in contests and won with it. This tasty dessert is popular in our family, and it always brings back fond memories of Mama. —Carrie Bartlett, Gallatin, Tennessee

Bird's Nest Pie

Bird's Nest Pie

Bird's Nest Pie

When we were kids, our favorite dessert at Grandma's house was Bird's Nest Pie. Maybe we were fascinated by the name of the treat, but that can't be the only reason we liked it—there were never any leftovers! This family recipe was handed down from my great-grandmother.
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Cheesecake Pie

Cheesecake Pie

Cheesecake Pie

"A FRIEND gave me this recipe, and I love it so much! The secret is in the baking—I just let it barely show little bubbles on the surface before I take it out of the oven. You don't want cheesecake to bake too long."

Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Cake

Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Cake

Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Cake

My great-aunt gave me this recipe. It's especially delicious when rhubarb is in season, and tastes even better with the old-fashioned milk topping. But you'll love it even with frozen rhubarb and "modern-day" whipped topping!

Upside Down Plum Cake

Upside Down Plum Cake

Upside Down Plum Cake

This cake is different with the addition of plums. It is fancy enough to serve to guests.—Robert Fallon, Sayville, New York

Pineapple Cheesecake Squares

Pineapple Cheesecake Squares

Pineapple Cheesecake Squares

"EVERYONE seems to love this dessert, perhaps because it's not too sweet. A cousin gave me the recipe long time ago, much to the delight of my children, who always enjoyed it. It's light and delicious."

Bananas 'n' Cream Bundt Cake

Bananas 'n' Cream Bundt Cake

Bananas 'n' Cream Bundt Cake

"THIS absolutely scrumptious cake needs no icing...just a dusting of confectioners' sugar. Even though this recipe has been a 'family secret' for years, I'm delighted to share it with my fellow Reminisce readers."

Italian Cenci Cookies

Italian Cenci Cookies

Italian Cenci Cookies

My mother brought this special family recipe from Europe a century ago. Cenci can be "dressed up" for any holiday—at Easter, I sprinkle yellow, pink and lavender jelly beans over them, and for Christmas, red and green candy sprinkles give the cenci a festive look. Even without the garnish, they always disappear fast! —Anna Coduto, Fullerton, California

Mr. Fruit Bunny

Mr. Fruit Bunny

Mr. Fruit Bunny

This hare will be a hit with everyone at your spring gathering. "Children especially enjoy it," pens Gail Toepger from Iron Ridge, Wisconsin. "I've taken it to school functions and gotten rave reviews from the youngsters. What I like about it is that it gets little ones to eat fruit instead of candy."—Gail Toepger, Iron Ridge, Wisconsin

Easter Egg Cookies

Easter Egg Cookies

Easter Egg Cookies

My mother started baking these cookies with me and my eight brothers and sisters when I was a child," reveals Barbara Neuweg of West Point, Iowa, "and I carried on the tradition with our four youngsters when they were little." Now, it may not be long before Barbara's children begin making the cookies with their own tots. Reports Mom, "They've all left home to start families of their own."
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