Easy Easter Recipes — My 5 Ingredient Easter Recipe Favorites

Easy Easter recipes

Easy Easter Recipes to keep you out of the kitchen all day!

Looking for  easy Easter recipes to prepare this year that are time-friendly,  healthier and still fantastic?  You are at the right place with all my trim & terrific easy recipes.   Holiday meals are always known for their classic dishes and familiar favorites, but I wanted to give you options for some fun easy Easter recipes with a delicious twist!

Easy Easter Dinner Recipes start with my Glazed Ham with Pecan Cruste

Just wait until you taste this classic Glazed Ham with Pecan Crust – you don’t have to make an extra trip to the ham store. And there is no need to stress about hosting a holiday meal as I usually turn to my easiest cookbook, KITCHEN 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence, this book takes the guess work out of meal planning with complete dinner and party menus, no crazy ingredients, just healthy, mouth watering food– no thinking required!  My easy Easter recipes will keep you out of the kitchen!

Glazed Ham with Pecan Crust
No need to buy a honey baked ham at the store with this stunning ham with incredible taste, yet, so simply prepared.

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Glazed Ham with Pecan Crust

Makes 20 – 25 (5-ounce) servings

1 (10-pound) fully cooked bone in ham
2 cups apple cider
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans

1.Preheat oven 325°F. Insert meat thermometer into center of ham without touching bone. Place ham in roasting pan, pour cider over.
2. Roast in oven, basting with cider every 30 minutes for total cooking time of 12 – 15 minutes per pound or until thermometer registers 140°F.
3. Meanwhile, in bowl, combine brown sugar, mustard and pecans. Remove ham from oven last 40 minutes, firmly pat sugar pecan mixture all over ham. Return to oven, continue roasting until crust is brown and ham is done.
4. Slice and serve with sauce. Some of topping falls into sauce making it the perfect accompaniment to ham.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 306, Protein (g) 35, Carbohydrate (g) 12, Fat (g) 13, Calories from fat (%) 38, Saturated Fat (g) 3, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 75, Sodium (mg) 1824, Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 other carbohydrate

Easy Easter Recipes:  Try my Best Sweet Potatoes                                        Easy Easter recipes sweet potatoes

If you’re looking for a classic sweet potato dish, you’ll absolutely LOVE my Butter Pecan Roasted Sweet Potatoes  with 5 ingredients, even easier than a sweet potato casserole but with the same sweet flavors-sweet candied yams, butter roasted pecans and subtle hint of pot with dash of cayenne. Also, from my KITCHEN 101 cookbook. Found these white porcelain ramekins from oven to table. I also like the larger oval serving piece  One less dish to wash!

Easy Easter Recipes for Dessert –my Luscious Lemon Pie Screams Spring

I have a sweet tooth which means I have a ton of easy Easter dessert recipes but honestly, I have heard more people tell me that my 5 ingredient Lemon Pie is their “go-to” dessert because simple to make and everyone raves about this luscious lemon dessert.  I serve with fresh berries and for those cheese cake, lovers, this will win you over too.

Lemon Pie from Too Hot in the Kitchen CookbookEasy Easter Recipes-Lemon Pie
So simple, yet divine, a cross between a cheesecake and pie. Serve with fresh berries.

Makes 8-10 servings

1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 (9-inch) prepared graham cracker crust

1. In mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and lemon juice until smooth and creamy. Stir in lemon rind.
2. Transfer to graham cracker crust. Refrigerate until firm, 4 hours.

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 261 Calories from fat 34% Fat 10g Saturated Fat 4g Cholesterol 19mg Sodium 213mg Carbohydrate 37g Dietary Fiber 0g Sugars 29g Protein 6g Dietary Exchanges: 2 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 very lean meat, 1 1/2 fat

 And, for a bonus, have a fun kid-friendly breakfast                  Bunny-Biscuit0033-1024x680

You’ll love making the Bunny Biscuits and then everyone has biscuits for breakfasteasy Easter recipes cookbook

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Holly Clegg

With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association.Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post.She consulted for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country.
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3 thoughts on “Easy Easter Recipes — My 5 Ingredient Easter Recipe Favorites

  1. I like the Lemon Pie! Sounds refreshing and yummy! Saw the recipe and found that it is not too complicated to make it! Will try to make on my own this coming weekend.

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