Easter Brunch Recipes
Kick off Easter morning with a festive brunch ranging from savory egg dishes to sweet, sticky buns and monkey breads.
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Poached Eggs Benedict
Kelsey Nixon re-creates a classic eggs Benedict by topping the open-faced poached egg sandwich with her creamy homemade hollandaise sauce.
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This lemon-tinged liqueur brings a bright twist to brunch.
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Hot Cross Buns
These sweet, spiced buns are served throughout the Easter season and are believed to have pagan roots — representing the renewal in nature during the spring season.
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Ellie Krieger lightens up her deviled eggs — and adds protein — by creating her filling out of silken tofu, mayonnaise and Dijon mustard. Horseradish, hot sauce and paprika add flavor and some heat.
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Pecan Cinnamon Rolls
Wake up your out-of-town guests with the sweet smell of these pecan cinnamon rolls baking in the oven.
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Asparagus and Jack Cheese Frittata
Aida Mollenkamp fills her frittata with Jack cheese and fresh, springy ingredients, like asparagus and cilantro. Cut it into wedges and serve with a salad or potatoes for a complete meal.
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Overnight Monkey Bread
Alton elevates the flavors and textures of this pull-apart bread by adding ground rosemary to the glaze and coating, and topping it with chewy raisins. The mixture of sweet and savory flavors – and expected sticky goodness – will surely drive your Easter crew bananas.
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Hibiscus Tea Punch
Tart and tangy hibiscus tea and grapefruit juice are sweetened when chilled with berries and mango and orange slices. Spicy pisco brandy rounds out this punch's profile, while crisp and citrusy Sauvignon Blanc brightens and marries all the flavors.
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Blueberry Coffee Cake
Ellie's blueberry coffee cake is the perfect low-calorie sweet to lighten up your Easter brunch buffet. A cup of nonfat yogurt keeps the cake moist, with only minimal amounts of oil and butter needed, and a blend of whole-wheat and all-purpose flour adds fiber and nutrients without sacrificing flavor.
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Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto with Beurre Blanc
These elegant asparagus and prosciutto bundles become even more indulgent when topped with Kelsey's creamy beurre blanc sauce. Also try her variations, including two citrus recipes and a beurre rouge with red wine instead of white.
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Salmon Baked in Foil
Baking salmon in foil is an easy way to retain tenderness and moisture. Cook this salmon with a refreshing medley of tomatoes and herbs.
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Alton Brown's dense and buttery scones, studded with dried currants or cranberries, are the perfect addition to Easter brunch.
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Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Gruyere Cheese Strata with Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes
For Easter brunch, make this eggy, savory custard with spinach, herbs and Gruyere cheese. Top with sautéed cherry tomatoes for fresh, sweet flavor.
To prepare Bobby's champagne cocktail, soak a sugar cube in angostura bitters (which has a uniquely spicy, herbal taste), then drop the cube into a fizzy glass of champagne. Garnish with a twist of lemon for extra festive flair.
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Fifteen minutes, an electric mixer, and both heavy and sour cream are all you need to make sweet and creamy homemade butter. Make sure to use an all-natural sour cream, without any additives or thickeners such as guar gum, to ensure the right results.
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Cucumber-Dill Yogurt Dip
A yogurt base makes this dip both creamy and good for you. Fresh dill and cucumbers add bright, refreshing flavor, making this dip perfect for serving with an assortment of crisp spring vegetables.
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Buckwheat Crepes with Ham, Gruyere and Caramelized Onions
Add a French twist to your Easter brunch with these buckwheat crepes from Bobby Flay. Inside the paper-thin pancakes, creamy Gruyere cheese melts over salty slices of ham and caramelized onions. For an extra-tender crepe, make the batter the day before and chill overnight in the fridge.
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Rosemary Home Fries
Bobby cooks his home fries in rosemary-and-garlic-flavored oil, infusing every crunchy bite with flavor. Salty pancetta adds additional savory bite to these potatoes, which will surely have guests coming back for seconds.
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Prepare extra potatoes for this vinegar-based salad, and when Easter is over, serve leftovers with your abundance of hard-boiled eggs. Chopped red peppers and minced chives make this a colorful side dish with bright flavors.
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Pea and Crab Salad
Scooped into lettuce shells, fresh, seasonal pea and crab salad makes for a perfect appetizer or side dish.
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Blackberry-Hazelnut Sticky Buns
Bobby Flay uses store-bought puff pastry for his simple and scrumptious sticky buns that are chock-full of fresh blackberries and generously glazed with a blackberry juice-infused caramel nut sauce.
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Ham, Leek and Gruyere Quiche
While Easter egg hunts might be reserved for the kiddies, eggs are Easter-friendly fare for all. Kelsey's quiche has a rich custard-like consistency, and the oniony leeks pair perfectly with sweet and salty honey-baked ham.
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For an elegant twist on the standard antipasti platter, layer escarole with pickled peppers, artichokes and an assortment of cured Italian meats in a trifle dish. Serve on toasted slices of baguette.
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Deviled Eggs With Candied Bacon
Candied bacon, cayenne pepper and whole-grain mustard add sweet, salty and spicy flavor to Kelsey's addictive deviled eggs.
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Banana Muffins with Mascarpone Cream Frosting
Packed with bananas and spice, Giada's muffins could easily stand alone as a delicious morning treat, but topped with her tangy and creamy mascarpone and honey frosting, they definitely outshine anything the Easter bunny might have in his basket.
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Orange Cream Mimosa
Tyler Florence blends and freezes a mixture of half-and-half, orange juice and sugar for an easy homemade orange sherbet base. Topped off with chilled champagne, his creamy take on a traditional mimosa is sure to make your Easter brunch a memorable one.
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Savory Ham and Cheese Muffins
Butter-kissed cornmeal, sharp cheddar cheese and chopped ham: These muffins are the crumbly, melty, delicious breakfast of your dreams.
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Buttermilk Biscuits with Eggs and Sausage Gravy
Flaky biscuits, homemade sage-infused sausage patties and soft scrambled eggs make for a savory, satisfying start to the day.
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Cauliflower, Chevre, and Onion Quiche
Enriched with Gruyere and fresh chevre, and encased in a rosemary-flavored buttery crust, this quiche is an excellent make-ahead dish that can feed many.
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Carrot Cake Pancakes
Bryan and Michael Voltaggio give pancakes a run for their bunny with a carrot cake-flavored twist.
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