I can’t believe that it is already March and that next month it will be Easter! This year is already flying by and I am trying to hang in there. So in order to get prepared for Easter, I figured I would share with you all some of my favorite desserts that I love to make around Easter/Spring time.
If you’ve been following me for awhile, then you know I am a huge baker and I have the worst sweet tooth in the world (which is ironic since I am a dental hygienist!). But basically, anytime I can find an excuse to make a dessert, I most definitely will.
And usually around every holiday, I am the one designated to bring the dessert, which I definitely don’t mind at all.
Now, I am not really one to come up with my own recipe, but I do love to find other food blogger’s amazing recipes and try them out from time to time. But I usually stick to my tried and true recipes for a holiday, such as Easter, because I don’t want to bring something to a family event that is not top notch.
So usually when I experiment with a new recipe, it is just for my hubby and I to test out. But below, I will share with you my top 5 Easter desserts that I have made time and time again and they are always absolutely delicious every time I make them!
1. Magnolia Lemon Cream Pie
To me, anything that is lemon flavored screams spring or Easter so I obviously love to incorporate as many lemon desserts as I can during this time. And this Magnolia Lemon Cream Pie has definitely become a favorite of mine.
I made it for the first time last year and I have made it several times since then. You can find the original recipe in the Magnolia Table cookbook.
Also, if you haven’t purchased the Magnolia Table cookbook yet, you definitely should! I have made so many recipes from it and they have all turned out so delicious! It really doesn’t disappoint. This pie also reminds me of lemon meringue pie, but it is much easier to make.
Me and meringue don’t get along too well so this is a great alternative and definitely my most favorite Easter dessert I’ve made so far!
2. Berry Mascarpone Layer Cake
This cake is a real show stopper. I usually make it all throughout the year too, whenever there is a special occasion such as a birthday or something like that. But this dessert is also perfect for Easter since it is very fruity and flavorful too.
I will warn you though, it does take a little work to prepare, but it is definitely worth it in the long run! It is so tasty and it looks so pretty when it’s completed too! You can find the original recipe for Berry Mascarpone Layer Cake here.
3. Lemon Bars
Big surprise! Another lemon related dessert made it on my list! I always love pies, but the only problem with them is that they don’t really yield too many servings. These bars, however, are a perfect alternative because they make a lot and they have a perfect lemony touch to them.
Plus, you can’t beat a yummy shortbread crust either! This would be a perfect quick and easy dessert to make for Easter this year for sure. You can find the original recipe in the Magnolia Table also.
4. Key Lime Parfaits
I made these key lime parfaits with a mix from one of my favorite companies, Mad Dash Mixes! And you honestly can’t even tell that they are made from a mix. They are so tasty and it tastes just like you spent all day making a key lime pie from scratch!
This was so much easier though because I didn’t have to spend any time cutting up key limes and squeezing them for the juice! So if you’re looking for a quick and delicious dessert for Easter, this is definitely the way to go since it’s a no bake recipe.
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5. Easter Sugar Cookies
I think anytime of the year is a good excuse to make iced sugar cookies and Easter is no exception! I usually make these cookies around Christmastime (see My Top 5 Christmas Cookies that I Bake Every Year), but I found these adorable Easter themed cookie cutters and I had to put them to good use!
This would be a great Easter dessert to make with your kids and let them decorate and ice the cookies any way they want to! You can find the original cookie recipe here if you want to bake them too. I highly recommend them!
I literally can’t stop eating them every time I make them at home.
I hope you all will try out some of my favorite Easter desserts and let me know what you think about them! I am sure they will become a staple in your home year after year too once you try them out.