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Spring ahead: Great recipes to celebrate Easter

48 Recipes
Spring ahead: Great recipes to celebrate Easter
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times )

Caraway crosses

Time 50 minutes
Yields Makes about 2 dozen rolls

Danish rye bread

Time 2 hours
Yields Makes 2 loaves (about 3 dozen slices)

Egg salad

Time 10 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Norwegian orange cake

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Serves 10 to 16

Fennel-aquavit gravlax with caraway creme fraiche

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Roast leg of lamb with rosemary, garlic and anchovies

Time Total time: 2 1/2 to 3 hours
Yields Serves 8 to 12

Salmon rillettes

Time 15 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Spinach and Parmesan tart

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Eggs Benedict

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Meringue layer cake

Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Yields Serves 12 to 16

Sun-dried-tomato-stuffed eggs

Time Active work time: 25 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Makes 24 eggs

Rhubarb and raspberry ice

Time Active work time: 10 minutes Total preparation time: 40 minutes plus chilling
Yields Serves 8

Spring lime meringue pie

Time Active work time: 45 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour 15 minutes plus 1 hour cooling
Yields Serves 8

Banana cream pie

Time Active work time: 1 hour Total preparation time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Marshmallow daisies

Time 30 minutes
Yields Makes about 2 dozen

Chocolate-dipped almond eggs

Time 40 minutes
Yields Makes about 2 1/2 dozen

Pastel mints

Time 30 minutes
Yields Makes 4 to 6 dozen

Strawberry biscuits

Time 30 minutes
Yields Makes 16 biscuits

Fresh herb pinwheel biscuits

Time 30 minutes
Yields Makes 12 biscuits

Roast pork shoulder master recipe

Time 3 hours 35 minutes
Yields Serves 12 to 14

Mayeritsa Greek Easter Soup

Time Active work time: 30 minutes Total preparation time: 1 1/2 hours
Yields Serves 8

Homemade marshmallow candies

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes about 3 dozen candies, depending on size

Leek pancakes

Time 45 minutes
Yields Makes 5 1/2 dozen small pancakes

Chocolate-orange scones

Time 30 minutes
Yields Makes 12 scones

Crespelles with prosciutto and zucchini

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Asparagus flans

Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Strawberry crostata

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Jambon de Paques (Easter ham)

Time Total time: 6 to 7 hours preparation time plus 24 hours soaking and 6 hours setting
Yields Serves 16 to 20

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb

Time 35 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Springtime Peas

Time 15 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Ham With Red Grapefruit Glaze

Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Yields Serves 12

Fried Shoestring Potato Cakes

Time 10 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Kulich

Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Yields Serves 12

Paskha

Time Total time: 2 days
Yields Serves 16 to 18

Easter Herbal Potatoes

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 4

Baked Honey Ham

Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Serves 10 to 12

Claudia McQuillan's Stuffed Easter Ham

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 14

Featherbed Eggs

Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Pot-roasted lamb with fennel and potatoes

Time 2 hours
Yields Serves 8 to 12

Legumes de saison

Time 10 hours
Yields Serves 8

Hard-boiled eggs

Time 15 minutes
Yields Serves 12

Deconstructed kuku sabzi

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Kismet's kuku

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 12 to 16

Persian greens frittata (kuku sabzi)

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 10

Tartines a la perse (Persian toasts)

Time 30 minutes
Yields Makes 4 large tartines, 4 to 8 servings


Noelle Carter is the former Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen director. She left in January 2019.
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