Overhead image of sugar cookies decorated like Easter eggs on a cooling rack.

Although Easter is super-late this year, it seems like it has totally snuck up on me! I love this time of year, as Easter seems to usher in all of the light, bright and fresh flavors of the spring and summer. All that is heavy in the fall and winter gives way to fresh fruit, delicate pastries and airy textures. I’ve put together a recap of recipes that I think would be perfect for entertaining this Easter season – brunch and apps, side dishes, and of course tons of desserts. Enjoy perusing!

Do you have a favorite Easter recipe, traditional or otherwise?

To Quench the Thirst

Classic Lemonade

For Brunch or Apps

Bacon, Cheddar & Green Onion Scones
Baked Doughnuts with Cinnamon-Sugar
Blueberry Buttermilk Scones
Caramelized Onion, Mushroom & Gruyere Puff Pastry Tarts
Cranberry Orange Scones
Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls
Cucumber-Tomato Bruschetta in Phyllo Cups
Fontina-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Dates
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Monkey Bread
Parmesan & Thyme Crackers
Pigu (an old family recipe!)

Side Dishes

Antipasto Salad
Buttermilk Biscuits
Italian Pasta Salad
Potato Salad with Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette
The Signature Salad


Black and White Chocolate Cake
Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Espresso Cheesecake
Fig and Almond Cheesecake
Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte
Honey-Vanilla Sour Cream Pound Cake
Perfect Party Cake
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Russian Pound Cake
Tres Leches Cake

Cookies and Bars

Blackberry Pie Bars
Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons
Easter Egg Sugar Cookies
Lemon Bars
Lemon Burst Cookies
Peach Crumb Bars
Pizzelle (because I think they’re great for any holiday!)
Strawberry Pretzel Squares


Banana Cupcakes with Vanilla Pastry Cream
Lemon-Limoncello Cupcakes
Tiramisu Cupcakes

Pies and Tarts

Blueberry Pie
Dutch Apple Pie
Lemon Meringue Pie
Orange Cream Tart
Peach Pie
Strawberry Tart

Ice Cream (to serve alongside those cakes and pies!)

Classic Vanilla Bean Ice Cream