Easter recipes and I are BFFs! Coconut, lemon, and brunch are three of my favorite things. "Freshy springy desserts" is my middle name. I'm JULIE FRESH SPRINGY DESSERTS RUBLE.
So I totally had to throw together a little roundup of the best Easter recipes for you. Whether you're doing brunch or a full sit down dinner (or both), I've got you covered (unless you're doing ham, in which case, I know a guy). Here are the BEST Easter Recipes from Willow Bird Baking. Which one would look best on your table?
Key Lime Pie Cheesecake with Sky-High Meringue
Sweet and puckery, dramatic, and refreshing -- in other words, perfect for Easter dessert! The story on this one is perfect for Easter, too, I think. Difficulty level: Intermediate.
Buttery Almond Stuffed Morning Buns
These buns would make an absolutely fantastic Easter brunch sweet dish. Difficulty level: Intermediate.
The Ultimate Moist, Fluffy, Ridiculous Coconut Cake
Coconut is my FAVORITE Easter flavor, and this cake is the cream of the coconut crop! Difficulty level: Intermediate.
Coconut Cream Pie Bars
More coconut. Forget about rolling pie dough: make a Coconut Cream Pie in pie bar form! Difficulty level: Easy.
The Best Macaroni Salad Ever
The Best Macaroni Salad Ever is also the Best Easter Side Dish Ever. Mayonnaise-based dressing means this isn't perfect for picnics, but if you're eating indoors, go for it! Difficulty level: Easy.
Lemon Cheesecake Morning Buns
These are one of the most popular recipes on Willow Bird Baking, and there's a good reason for that. Make these the sweet portion of your Easter brunch, or dessert after a fancy dinner! Difficulty level: Intermediate.
Strawberry Coconut Cream Pie Bars
Coconut Cream Pie in bar form . . . with fresh strawberries on top! It doesn't get more springy than this. Difficulty level: Easy.
Tres Leches Coconut Cake Trifle
It's a bucket of coconut cream incredibleness. I don't know what else to say. Difficulty level: Intermediate.
Lemon Cream Pie Bars
Lemon Cream Pie in bar form -- perfect for an Easter dessert zing! Difficulty level: Easy.
Raspberry Cheesecake Morning Buns
More amazing buns for your Easter brunch or dessert. These are so decadent. Difficulty level: Intermediate.
Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad
The perfect pasta salad for outdoor events: no mayonnaise involved! Delicious sun-dried tomatoes are included. Difficulty level: Easy.
Banana Coconut Cream Easter Cupcakes
Banana cake and coconut cream is one of my all-time favorite combinations. So great! This post also includes ideas for making your cupcakes super cute -- perfect if you have kids! Difficulty level: Easy.
Chocolate & Coconut Cream Pie Bars
Coconut Cream Pie Bars with a layer of rich, indulgent ganache. These are perfectly proportioned! Difficulty level: Easy.
(Freshly Picked!) Strawberry Cream Pie
My Aunt Pat's famous and delicious Strawberry Cream Pie. Difficulty level: Intermediate.
Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Squares with Shortbread Crust
These easy lemon cheesecake bars are one of my dad's favorite desserts. They are so incredibly good! Difficulty level: Easy.
Sassy Sausage Breakfast Pie
This Sassy Sausage Breakfast Pie is so beautiful and tasty -- perfect for the savory part of an Easter brunch. Difficulty level: Easy or Intermediate (depending on whether you make your own pie crust).
Lemon Raspberry Gooey Butter Cake
This gooey butter cake is incredible and I never felt like it got the attention it deserved on the interwebz. Y'all: it has LEMON and RASPBERRY in a GOOEY BUTTER CAKE. 'Nuff said. Difficulty level: Easy.
Clementine Mousse Cheesecake
This baby is a show-stopper. If you love clementines, get started early and make this amazing cheesecake. Difficulty level: Advanced (due to number of steps; break it up over a couple of days).
Buttery Coconut & Almond Morning Buns
More sweet buns! These might be my favorite buns of all time -- they are so buttery and incredible. Difficulty level: Intermediate.
Coconut Cream Tart
Another beautiful show-stopper of a dessert: a Coconut Cream Tart! Difficulty level: Easy.
Sassy Sausage and Hash Brown Breakfast Bake
A scrumptious savory brunch treat that you can make the night before! Difficulty level: Easy.
Buttery Coconut Almond Pull-Apart Bread (with Heavenly Coconut Cream Glaze)
The pull-apart bread that's perfect for springtime! This was so amazing. Be prepared for your kitchen to smell incredible all day. Difficulty level: Intermediate.
Lemon Berry Crumble Breakup Bars
Don't read the post. The post is so sad I can't even stand it. But the bars themselves are heavenly for Easter. Difficulty level: Easy.