The Easter celebration surrounds itself around games, feasts, and other customs around the world. Whether decorating eggs or going on an Easter hunt, many families gather on Easter Sunday for a traditional dinner. To offset the gluttony of chocolate rabbits and marshmallow chicks, having a full meal with a traditional roast like lamb or ham will do the trick. Many meals are accompanied by an Easter bread, a fruitcake, or a spiced bun amongst side dishes.
Easter in the South
While your family may... be used to eating beef, turkey, or lamb, many people from the South go for the most popular dish-- glazed ham. This delicious spring meal is often served with fresh hot buns, potato salad, and sweet tea or lemonade. In the South, family members typically help bring additional food items like ambrosia, pineapple upside-down cake, coconut cake, and deviled eggs.
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Hot Cross Buns are an English tradition for Good Friday, the Christian holiday celebrated on the Friday before Easter Sunday. Good Friday is a commemoration of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Many people observe the holiday by attending church and other worship services, praying, and fasting.
Hot cross buns are a yeasted but sweet bun that's spiced lightly, studded with raisins, and marked with a cross in icing. There are theories that the buns represent Christians... Symbolism. Although hot cross buns are often reserved for Good Friday, many enjoy them on Easter morning as well. Cook up a good English breakfast with bacon, eggs, and fried potatoes to go along with the buns.
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Sweet, southern, and glazed ham is perfect for Easter Sunday dinner. With ingredients like maple brown sugar, molasses, and bourbon, you'll be sure to have a flavorful meat at the table.
The flavor profile is a tasty balance of salty, sweet, and savory. Although this is common for the holiday, exploring this recipe on a special occasion is recommended.
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Roasted beets are bright, sweet, and earthy. While beets often get a bad rep, they can help your body by boosting your immune system and providing essential minerals. Beets also lower your risk of heart disease and are low in calories, fat, and cholesterol.
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A rhubarb and apple crisp is an amazing combination-- even better than rhubarb and strawberries. The apples gracefully handle the tartness of rhubarb, and it only takes about an hour to prepare and cook. Top this sweet dish with plain whipped cream for something light and delicious.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Chocoholics will enjoy a decadent chocolate tart to finish Easter Sunday dinner with. Chocolate tarts are simple and require everyday ingredients like egg yolk, heavy cream, vanilla extract, flour, and sugar. There are also interesting variations of this dish you can make, like a Mexican chocolate tart or chocolate-whiskey tart with honey,