Easter is the classic spring celebration. Most people choose to host an Easter brunch or an Easter dinner. Or, if you like getting up early in the morning, an Easter breakfast before a sunrise service can be very special. Since Easter seems to be mostly about eggs and ham, those recipes are featured here. Be sure to read How to Heat a Fully Cooked Ham before you begin for the best tips and hints. And set your table with beautiful flowers and your best china and crystal. Then enjoy the day with... family and friends.
01 of 09
I just can't say enough good things about this beautiful recipe. It's always on the table for special occasions at my house. Although it looks long, the preparation is broken up into several steps because the dough must be refrigerated overnight. Try it - your guests will swoon!
02 of 09
Quiche is another fabulous Easter brunch or breakfast recipe. This version is super simple and bakes into a fluffy cloud. Of course, you could add cooked and sliced sausages, cooked crumbled pork sausage, or sauteed vegetables to the crust before you add the egg mixture. It's up to you!
03 of 09
This is the delicious ham recipe my mother used to make for Easter dinner. The glaze is very easy to put together and it's perfect on the tender and salty ham. Let your kids put the whole cloves into the diamonds formed by the slashes you cut into the ham, just as my sisters and I did.
04 of 09
For an early Easter breakfast or brunch, this recipe just can't be beat. Imagine; making scrambled eggs by just putting a pan in the oven! The cream and sour cream mixed into these eggs makes all the difference. They stay tender and moist even through overnight refrigeration and a stint in the oven! Yum.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
05 of 09
What would a holiday dinner be without these rolls? Incomplete, that's what! If you make this recipe, please remember to measure flour correctly, use packaged yeast, not yeast measured from a bulk jar, and preheat the oven before you add the rolls. And remember that the flour amount used for yeast rolls is variable, depending on how much moisture the flour contains, where it was harvested, and a host of other variables. Add enough flour so a soft, workable dough forms. Then enjoy! They taste... like baked clouds.
06 of 09
This spectacular recipe is perfect for any holiday, but I particularly like it for Easter. It's so beautiful, with its many layers and gorgeous raspberry color. At the end of the recipe, you'll see a tip to make it easier. But at least once in your life, try the full version!
07 of 09
Well, if you're not about to make a yeast coffeecake, this one is a close second. The crunchy and buttery topping, made rich with brown sugar and cinnamon, is the perfect foil to the quick bread cake. There is a lot of topping on this cake. If you don't like that (what?!) just cut it in half.
08 of 09
I think that every Easter meal, no matter if it's breakfast, brunch, or dinner, should have a side of roasted asparagus. Asparagus is the quintessential spring vegetable. And it's so easy to prepare with this recipe.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
09 of 09
For a wonderful ending for brunch or dinner, this pie takes the cake. It's rich, smooth, creamy, tart, lemony, and altogether perfect. You can use a graham cracker crust or a baked pie crust. Just remember to make it the night before Easter so it has time to set up and gather itself together. Then eat and swoon.