50+ Delicious Desserts to Celebrate Easter With
If you’re starting to plan your Easter menu, we’ve got you covered: Here’s a simple traditional Easter dinner or an early Easter Sunday brunch menu to get you started. If you’ve already got dinner (or brunch) worked out, then you just need a dessert or two for the Easter table — they’ll add to the decor just as much as dyed eggs will.
Easter desserts are some of the best. Seasonally, you get to combine the last citrus fruits of winter and the first fresh berries of spring. Plus the kitchen itself is often cool enough to bake a cake, some shortcakes, or angel food cake with dollops of whipped cream without causing everyone to burst into sweat. The only thing you need to decide is how much time you want to invest. Traditional Easter desserts — think carrot cake and hot crossed buns — take a little more time. No bake treats like trifles and panna cotta, however, are just as simple and satisfying as classic meringues. You could even try your hand at homemade peeps, if you’re feeling ambitious!
Whether you’re hosting Easter brunch or just looking for something to bring to an Easter lunch potluck, here are over 50 recipes to choose from — all of them delicious.
Classic Easter Desserts
Sweet spring carrots and the first berries of spring should make an appearance at your Easter table along side hot cross buns and coconut cakes that are perfectly timed for spring.
Chocolate is a little less obvious choice for the Easter table but just as festive.
Carrot cake isn’t the only way to serve this sweet spring vegetable, but it’s a very good option.
Lemon meringue pie is a favorite spring dessert because it brings together winter citrus and spring eggs in a symphony of flavors, but just about any lemon dessert will delight.
Cheesecake is beloved for its creamy texture and stunning presentation but it is best made in advance — perfect for a busy host.
These last minute desserts don’t require the oven, which is great if you’ve got a ham or lamb roast going in it already!
Nothing captures the light airy nature of spring baking quite like a meringue. It bakes up in a cool oven and is lovely served with whipped cream and berries.
Sweet breads are traditional in many cultures. They are used to celebrate the arrival of spring and they do double duty as centerpieces to your Easter table.