July 22, 2014

Quick & Easy Dessert Ideas for Easter

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Admitting this is painful, but true. Last year, the day of our  annual Easter Egg-stravaganza came, the house brimmed with guests and dessert was NOT made.

GASP! How does this happen? What kind of hostess am I?

I had a buffet lined filled with other delights, but no sweets. Now to those super healthy eaters, that sounds like a dream, but to my extended family, not so much.

banana trifle Brainstorming New Things For Our Easter Meal

Every year I make a trifle. They are quick, easy and always look impressive. For large groups, it needs to be a “go to” dessert for every single one of you. It’s one that brings high praises without the work. LOVE those recipes!

It all started when I shared my Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe, and since then,  every Easter I’ve created a new dimension to the ever favorite Trifle. (Above is my Strawberry Banana Trifle that was SO yummy.)

Last year, a Strawberry Snickers Trifle made it’s appearance. I had a bunch of Snicker bars in my pantry from a BOGO coupon/sale, along with strawberries for my fruit salad with the magic ingredient, so I knew that a new creation was about to be made and oh, was it delicious.

I took the base idea of my Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe,  but added a layer of snickers and a drizzle of chocolate syrup on top of the strawberries and wow, it was decadent.

Since then, I’ve made it with a layer of brownies instead of pound cake and chocolate (or vanilla) pudding instead of the cream cheese filling. You can not go wrong with trifles.


Fortunately, I always have the ingredients for my Easy Cream Cheese Danish stocked and ready to go. It’s still hard for me to believe that this is only three ingredients because it’s a recipe every one asks for. It tastes like you spent time in the kitchen. 

I highly recommend adding a layer of strawberry to this, which does big the list of ingredients to a whopping four. :)

This is the sweet mixture, but if you are looking for a similar, yet savory dish, try my Sausage Crescent Roll Recipe, perfect for brunch.

Now, I admit, that was all that ended up being served for our group of 35, but I will be ready this year and pound cake will once again be on the menu. Turtle Pound Cake Fix Up 8 Fancy Pound Cake Fix ups (Great Last Minute Desserts)   Perfect Pound Cake Ideas: 8 Ways to Dress Up Store Bought Pound Cake  

On one of my fun creative brainstorms, I came up with 8 ways to dress up store bought pound cake. When you are in a pinch, who says you need to spend hours making it from scratch?  

Honestly, by dressing it up, no one will be the wiser and they are dressed to impress.

There is a flavor and style for everyone, so check out my Perfect Pound Cake Ideas postand add them to your repertoire.

Easter Basket treat Rice Krispie Easter Basket: the Best in Easter Basket Treats

For all our little friends, I am going to task my daughters to make up a tray of these super funmRice Krispy Easter Baskets. That way I can be guaranteed my nephew doesn’t dig into the trifle with a huge spoon within the first minute. :)

And lastly, if there’s one new recipe I suggest you add to your Easter brunch menu, it’s my Easy, yet Elegant Pear Torte.

You will be forever grateful, I promise.

This picture is a poor representation of its deliciousness, but it’s SO incredibly yummy.

Bavarian pear torte Brainstorming New Things For Our Easter Meal

Hopefully some of these will help your Easter planning. I am on top of the quick and easy so maybe you have a bit more time to spend on your tablescape.

You all know how I love to create tablescapes on a budget, and I’ve added some more inexpensive ideas.  

I’ve already created a video on how to dress up your table in seconds with unique napkin folds, but these bunny ears are too cute, and you can find the Bunny Fold Napkin Directions right here. Bunny Napkin fold Brainstorming New Things For Our Easter Meal

So this year I WILL not getting taken by surprise. :) We already have Hashbrown Casserole, Egg Dishes galore, Strawberry Stuffed French ToastHomemade Cinnamon Rolls (Copycat Cinnabon), Resurrection Rolls or Homemade Butterhorns, Bacon of some sort ( cooking bacon in the oven to save time, of course) and various fruit salads and appetizers.

Have a blessed Easter Brunch. easter table decor Brainstorming New Things For Our Easter Meal

What is your favorite thing to serve on Easter?

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Comments

  1. Your blog is a treasure! Love your style and all your topics….the Easter dessert post is just amazing. I pinned it for future reference too….thank you so much for sharing these wonderful ideas and all your creativity.
    I linked up a recipe too, though it is not as ‘fancy” as yours…just a simple muffin recipe.
    I appreciate that yuo are hosting the hop…thanks. Found you at another of my fave blogs, Passionate Perseverance. So happy I did!
    Have a lovey day and thanks for all you’ve done here…

    ~Chris

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  2. I agree, you cannot go wrong with a trifle, and what beautiful trifle variations you have made! I love the other selections as well. Your Bavarian Pear Torte looks and sounds amazing. This week I’ve shared a Chocolate Orange Marble Cake. Thank you for hosting. Wishing you and yours a Blessed Easter!

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  3. I love trifles, and love the idea of brownies inside, too!!

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    Jen Reply:

    Kristen – it was SO wonderful meeting you last weekend. I wish I would have pulled you and Kelly aside and just spent some more time together because I know it would have been a highlight of my weekend. :)

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