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Easter Brunch Recipes

Easter brunch recipes

Easter morning is all about family, faith, and hunting for hidden treasures. That doesn't leave much time for cooking. No worries: Most of the brunch favorites here can be made ahead. The others will keep just fine on the buffet table―just don't expect them to be there long.


Country Ham & Cheddar Spoonbread

Grits are the perfect vehicle for smoky country ham and extra-sharp Cheddar in this fluffy, satisfying brunch dish.

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Pancake Soufflé Muffins

These slightly sweet brunch treats are a delicious cross between a muffin, a pancake, and a soufflé. And their strawberry-maple syrup is a tasty nod to spring.

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Asparagus & Goat Cheese Quiche

Tender asparagus and tangy goat cheese make a classic quiche filling, perfect for a springtime brunch.

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Five-Spice Millionaire’s Bacon

What makes this the perfect Easter bacon? It’s like spicy bacon candy. It’s great on its own as an appetizer, chopped into a salad, or even sprinkled over plain Greek yogurt at brunch.

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Rhubarb-Ginger Sparkler

Make the most of rhubarb's tart flavor with this spicy, pale pink cocktail. It’s easy to scale up, making it perfect for a brunch.

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Classic Deviled Eggs

Easily doubled to feed a crowd, the trick to this brunch classic is to steam your eggs, which helps them cook evenly without overcooking.

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Doughnut Muffins

These brunch favorites may look like muffins, but a dunk in melted butter and a roll in cinnamon-sugar makes the luscious morsels taste more like donuts, without the hassle of deep-frying.

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Streusel

This fragrant coffee cake has a light texture and lovely flavor. There's definitely some mixing involved, but the results are worth the effort. 

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Country Ham Relish

Served on crackers, endive leaves, or celery ribs, this sweet and salty relish makes an irresistible hors d’oeuvre.

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Artichoke, Leek & Taleggio Frittata

Artichokes and leeks make a great combo in this easy vegetarian frittata.

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Baked Ham with Tangerine-Marmalade Glaze

Every Easter brunch should have a ham on the buffet table. Carve some slices of this ham thin so guests can make sandwiches if they like.

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Flaky Cheese Biscuits

Because of all the delicious cheese, these biscuits may spread a bit as they bake, but they're so good, it really doesn't matter how they look.

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Bacon & Leek Soufflé

Cream cheese, a bit of a surprise ingredient, lends its rich flavor to this savory soufflé.

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Asparagus, Ham & Mushroom Strata

You can assemble this gorgeous springtime strata up to two days before brunch and bake it just before serving.

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Broccoli & Ham Quiche

The chunky filling of ham, broccoli, and Gruyère practically makes this quiche a one-dish meal.

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Cream Scones

While most scones are made with cream, the secret to this version is whipping the cream to soft peaks before folding it with the dry ingredients. A classic brunch treat, these scones can be made 2 days ahead or frozen for up to 2 months.

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Tequila-Grapefruit Cocktails

Fresh grapefruit juice and grapefruit-infused tequila add bright, citrusy flavor to the drink, while elderflower liqueur adds a touch of sweetness.

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