Easter Recipes

Spring into Easter with our complete guide to the holiday. We’ve rounded up the best party planning tips, family activities (hello, dyed eggs!) and Easter recipes that’ll have you covered from brunch to dinner to dessert.

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Rosemary Pork with Cherry-Pistachio Topping

Thirty years ago, my new mother-in-law asked me to do something with a large frozen pork loin being served for a crowd at a Christmas Eve buffet. I assembled some fragrant ingredients and this is the result. —Shelia Brown, Canton Michigan

Kolaches

Also spelled "kolachkes", these sweet yeast buns have both Polish and Czech roots. They are usually filled with poppy seeds,...


Cherry Cheese Loaves

4 reviews

This has become my "trademark" dessert. I'm asked to take it everywhere I go! Diagonal cuts in the dough give...


Croissant Breakfast Casserole

4 reviews

Turning croissants and marmalade into a classic overnight casserole makes a wonderful treat for family and guests around the breakfast...


Blue Cheese Stuffed Walnuts

Set a plate of these nutty, one-bite snacks out and watch them disappear. They're so easy to make.—Charlotte Rogers, Virginia...

Special Strawberry Salad

4 reviews

This berry-filled salad may take some time to prepare, but one taste and you'll agree it's worth the extra effort....


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Simple Lime Gelatin Salad

21 reviews

Looking for a festive dish to light up the buffet? This pretty green gelatin salad is eye-catching and has a...

Austrian Apple Twists

6 reviews

This recipe has been one of my favorites for years. I like to make these sweet treats for special occasions...


Walnut-Filled Coffee Cakes

1 review

“At our house, Easter or Christmas morning just would not be the same without these wonderful sugar/cinnamon braids.” They also...


Raspberry-Cinnamon French Toast

19 reviews

This moist French toast bake is a snap to assemble the night before and bake in the morning. While it's...


Sweet Orange Croissant Pudding

Time-crunched cooks are sure to appreciate the make-ahead convenience of this delightful dish. Feel free to replace the orange marmalade...

Easy Crescent Rolls

9 reviews

I learned to cook and bake under my mother's fantastic guidance. She always treated the family to home-baked bread and...


Pretty Stuffed Spring Peas

4 reviews

These stuffed peas are the perfect way to welcome spring and sail right through summer. I serve them on a...


Pina Colada Molded Salad

10 reviews

My gelatin ring gets a tropical twist from coconut, pineapple and macadamia nuts. It's a wonderful anytime treat. Now that...


Cranberry-Apple French Toast

3 reviews

My husband's breakfast club at work raves about this make-ahead French toast. Pop it in the oven in the morning...


Fresh Herb-Brined Turkey

3 reviews

Brining a turkey is all about adding moisture for a tender, juicy bird. We flavor our brine with parsley, rosemary...

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Rich Fruit Kuchens

8 reviews

This German classic is such a part of our reunions, we designate a special place to serve it. Five generations...


Orange Carrot Salad

1 review

This is a refreshing salad that adds a little zip to a festive dinner. Our state is second to Florida...


Citrus Pork Roast

1 review

Wonderful herb and citrus flavors are light and delicious additions to a traditional pork roast. Guests often comment that this...


Bran Refrigerator Rolls

These golden rolls are very soft and tender. They're a delightful addition to any meal and convenient since you start...


Orange Marmalade Breakfast Bake

1 review

When I host a brunch I always look for a main dish that can be prepared a day ahead so...


Marinated Lamb Chops

3 reviews

These lean little lamb chops from Jill Heatwole of Pittsville, Maryland are packed with the flavors of rosemary, ginger and...