Observe Easter with the following recipes for wholesome and fresh desserts. These springtime-inspired recipes are brimming with fresh produce, such as blueberries, strawberries, rhubarb, and more. Delightful and vibrant desserts such as Strawberry Bread and Mini Lemon Curd Tarts are the ideal way to conclude an Easter supper.
1. Coconut-Cream Fruit Salad
This vibrant fruit salad comprises dragon fruit, kiwi, watermelon, pineapple, papaya, and mango; however, alternative fruit combinations are readily interchangeable. You may utilize dragon fruit with either purple or white flesh; however, with the latter, exercise caution as its liquid may cause discoloration. A zesty dressing crafted from ginger and citrus rounds out the dish.
2. Blueberry-Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake
Not only is this nutritious pound cake recipe tasty, but it also tastes great and can be prepared in a single basin. Ensure that the sugar and butter in Step 2 are cream-colored for the ideal cake texture; the exact duration of this process may differ depending on the model of electric mixer utilized. Serve alongside a cup of coffee in the afternoon or with brunch.
3. Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake with Yogurt
Although we opted for the traditional pairing of strawberries and rhubarb for this straightforward cake, you are free to modify the three cups of mature fruit to your liking. Smoothness imparted by yogurt binds the entire pastry together.
4. Bunny Butt Cake
You won’t believe how simple it is to put together this endearing cake in the shape of a bunny-butt. The adorable rabbit butt and little bunny feet can be prepared using a round cake pan and a muffin tin, without the need for any special baking vessels. Fresh berries and shredded coconut complete the appearance of this Easter confection in an instant, which will leave everyone gushing.
5. Strawberry Bread
This straightforward strawberry bread is topped with fragrant oats and fresh strawberries. This simple fast bread recipe is enhanced with a lemon drizzle and is ideal for brunch or a dessert after dinner.
6. Mini Lemon Curd Tarts
Indulge in these miniature lemon curd tarts. The tart and sweet lemon filling is encased in a muffin tin lined with a sweet graham cracker pastry. This straightforward lemon confection is ideal for brunch or as a dessert after dinner.
7. Easy Blueberry Cobbler
This summertime delicacy, blueberry cobbler, serves as an expedient method to exhibit luscious, recently harvested blueberries encased in a light, airy crust. The ingredients can be combined and prepared for the oven within a time frame of 10 minutes.
8. Baked Strawberry Custards
This recipe for a nutritious baked custard is enriched and tangy with sour cream. Although it is quite delectable when prepared with berries that are in season, you may use any berries that you happen to have around.
9. Rhubarb-Strawberry Galette
Although strawberries and rhubarb are a traditional springtime pairing, you may also utilize apricots or cherries instead. Baking this aesthetically pleasing galette on a heated surface, such as a baking stone, produces a robust, crisp bottom.
10. Apricot Cobbler
A visually appealing apricot cobbler is composed of delicate biscuits atop jammy apricots that have been flavored with ginger and sweetened with honey. It is a delicious delicacy that takes advantage of the stone fruit season in early summer.
11. Individual Strawberry Shortcakes
The flaky layers of these shortcakes are formed by rolling, slicing, and layering portions of the dough repeatedly. Although it requires an additional few minutes, we assure you that the outcomes are well worth the effort.
12. Light Lemon Meringue Pie
An exquisite traditional pie, even down to the crust, that is silky and calming; the filling is simplified by using fewer egg yolks and an abundance of lemon.
13. Mini Angel Food Strawberry Shortcakes
Delightful strawberry shortcakes are crafted using miniature angel food cakes. These delights in single servings are ideal for a party or picnic.
14. Lemon Squares
Although traditional lemon square recipes are incredibly tasty, their calorie and saturated fat content tilt the scales. Each healthful lemon square in our recipe is reduced by over 5 grams of saturated fat and nearly 200 calories. As an alternative, substitute lime juice for the lemon juice.
15. Peach & Blueberry Cobbler
By substituting a portion of the butter in this healthier rendition of the traditional cobbler with canola oil and whole-wheat flour rather than all-purpose flour. In contrast to traditional cobblers crowned with biscuits, this one encases peaches and blueberries in a tender batter that expands to encircle the fruit during baking. Alternative vegetables are acceptable substitutes. It is particularly appealing when prepared and presented directly from a cast-iron skillet.
16. Skillet Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp
In this gluten-free confection prepared in a single skillet, rhubarb and fresh strawberries harmonize beneath a crunchy oat crumble. In the absence of gluten sensitivity, conventional rolled oats may be substituted. A sprinkling of whipped cream on top would elevate this dessert to an exceptional level.
17. Lemon Thins
Whole-wheat pastry flour contributes to the health benefits of these lemon cookies, while fresh lemon zest and juice impart their zesty flavor in lieu of lemon extract. This recipe for lemon cookies would make an ideal complement to an afternoon of tea.
18. Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler with Granola Streusel
In their own liquids, tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries become tender, atop which a crumble of brown sugar and oats is composed. This spring-inspired dessert requires no unrolling of pie crusts; the delicate fruit cooks rapidly, making it an ideal option for a dessert that needs to be prepared at the last minute. For the most succulent texture, serve while still warm.
19. Pineapple Coffee Cake
In lieu of sour cream, nonfat plain yogurt is utilized to impart moisture and tenderness to this reduced-fat pineapple coffee cake. Most importantly, this nutritious breakfast treat can be prepared in the oven in less than 15 minutes after the batter is mixed, which is healthy in a haste.
20. No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake
Making this no-bake cherry cheesecake is a simple pleasure. The walnuts in the graham cracker crust of this no-bake cheesecake are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and the filling is composed of reduced-fat cream cheese and nonfat Greek yogurt to control saturated fat. For a vibrant red garnish, employ tart cherries. Cherries that are sweet impart a deeper purple hue. Utilize gluten-free graham crackers in order to prepare a gluten-free no-bake cherry cheesecake.