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Top Easter Dinner Recipes

Ham, lamb, asparagus, and strawberries are the stars of this spring feast
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Browse our editors’ top picks for a delectable Easter feast, from ham and lamb roasts to fresh spring vegetable sides and sweet strawberry desserts, and visit our Guide to Easter Dinner for holiday menus, tips, and more Easter recipes.

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    Slow-Roasted Leg of Lamb with Mint and Lemon

    A whole, roasted leg of lamb is an impressive centerpiece for Easter dinner. This lamb is rubbed with mint, lemon, and garlic and then roasted until juicy and tender.
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    Knotted Dinner Rolls

    Soft, rich, and worlds better than store-bought, these gorgeous, buttery dinner rolls are easier to make than you might think.
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    Bourbon-Orange-Glazed Ham

    This Easter favorite not only serves a huge crowd, it also makes great sandwiches. To give your guests that option, serve with biscuits, creamy horseradish spread, and maple-orange mustard.
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    Asparagus and Spinach Soup with Roasted Garlic Custards

    This elegant soup is a perfect spring first course. Creamy garlic-imbued custards lend rich flavor and texture.

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    Carrot Cake Roulade with Pineapple Cream Cheese

    Peter Rabbit isn’t the only one who loves carrots. Here, carrot cake gets a new spin when the cream cheese icing becomes a luscious filling punctuated by juicy pieces of pineapple.
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    Spring Vegetable Ragout with Fresh Pasta

    This quick, vegetarian pasta is spring incarnate: fresh baby vegetables and their shoots, delicate pasta ribbons, and a light, brothy sauce.
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    Roasted Cornish Game Hens with Wildflower Honey & Orange

    Cornish game hens are a nice departure from chicken, and they don't require any last-minute carving. Marinating in honey and orange zest encourages the skin to brown and imparts a fresh spring flavor.
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    Shaved Asparagus Salad with Aged Gouda & Hazelnuts

    Raw strips of asparagus are crisp, juicy, and great in salads, and this one has got it all: fresh, bright flavor and wonderful texture.
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    Classic Lemon Meringue Pie

    A bright, billowy lemon meringue pie is the perfect finish for an Easter feast.
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    Salmon & Vegetables Baked in Paper

    This salmon is all about its unique presentation. By wrapping the fish, along with a variety of vegetables and herbs in a parchment pouch, you get a delicately steamed, perfectly moist result that'll impress guests.
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    Roasted Lamb Loins with Mustard-Herb Crust

    The crunchy, sweet-and-savory crust is a delicious contrast to the tender, rosy-red meat of these boneless roasts.
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    Baked Ham with Cherry-Pomegranate Glaze & Pan Sauce

    The sweet-tart glaze mixes pomegranate juice and cherries three ways: in preserves, in a liqueur, and dried. One reviewer calls the recipe "incredible. . .easy. . .flavorful."
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    Shaved Baby Artichoke and Arugula Salad

    The clean, fresh taste of baby artichokes makes them perfect for eating raw. Here, they're transformed into thin, elegant slivers and served atop a bright lemon-and-parmesan-dressed arugula salad.
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    Strawberry-Mint Shortcakes

    Minty sugar-crusted biscuits, strawberries, and sweetened sour cream come together for a new take on a traditional favorite. For the freshest color, slice the mint for the berries just before you need it.

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    Roast Rack of Lamb with Lemon-Mint Salsa Verde

    Plan ahead because the lamb needs to marinate for at least 8 hours. To serve, lean the cut chops up against a pile of roasted garlic mashed potatoes and a side of bright green beans.

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    Lemon Icebox Cake

    Early icebox cakes were festive chilled desserts made in molds with layers of cake (be it angel food, sponge cake, or ladyfingers) and custard or cream. Here, slices of angel food cake are layered with a luscious lemon mousse right in the cake pan.

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    Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

    You’ll want to make a double batch of these biscuits. If there are any leftover from dinner, have them for breakfast or lunch the next day with ham and gravy.
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    Homemade Marshmallow Chicks

    Grown-ups and kids of all ages find these sweet little chicks hard to resist. Have some out, and wrap some in cellophane bags to give guests as they leave.  
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