We love Easter. A day filled with wholesome family time, fresh and delicious food, and the optimistic feeling that the new season brings. We know that sometimes the day can feel a little hectic between church activities, getting excited kids ready for church, prepping food and egg hunts, hiding Easter baskets and more so we’ve collected some of our favorite recipes that are perfect for any type of Easter meal to take some stress out of your planning.
Whether you’re family is a Sunday brunch, sit down feast or potluck type of family we have some ideas for everyone.
If your family enjoys decadent and sweet brunch dishes for your Easter meal, you’ll love this Apple Texas French Toast Bake that’s filled with not only fresh apple chunks, but also a delicious apple butter. Even better, this dish is prepped the night before giving you more time in the morning for relaxing and enjoying time with family.
Planning on making the French Toast Bake recipe above? Here’s a recipe for homemade apple butter that you can make right in your slow cooker! And if you have any leftover apple butter, it’s perfect for topping ice cream, a spread on pancakes or used in place of jam on toast.
If you’re a fan of the classic ham meal on Easter, look no further than this recipe for French Baked Ham with Spiced Apples and Pears that combines sweet, spicy and smoky flavors in one wholesome dish.
Serving an Easter lunch or dinner? Planning on a large group of guests? This Broccoli Apple Salad is a perfect side dish for you! Simple, easy to prepare, filled with amazing flavors and easy to make in large or small batches.
If you’re serving a heavy main dish, we suggest adding a lighter side dish like this Pear Salad with Dried Cherries and Candied Walnuts. Not only does it taste great with its bursting wholesome flavors, it’s a pretty salad that will look beautiful next to a baked ham.
Quiche is always a great idea for breakfast meals. Quiches are easy to prepare and have endless ways to customize to fit your family’s taste. Here’s one of our favorites that combines fresh apples and cheddar for a classic, hearty flavor. This is also a great option if any of your guests are vegetarian.
Having people over for all-day Easter festivities? Have a loaf of this Pear Walnut Bread on hand to enjoy between meals. This bread is sweet enough, it can even serve as a dessert.
Rainier Tip: place a brightly colored, fresh apple like a Granny Smith, Pink Lady® or Lady Alice® in your kids’ Easter baskets. The pop of added color will be fun and we’re sure you’ll love providing a wholesome and healthy treat in place of some sugary candy.
No family holiday meal is complete without some delicious beverages. This Sparkling Pear Punch is a drink kids and adults will both love, and is easy to make up a large pitcher of. And here’s an adult version that includes Prosecco for a light, bubbly and spring-like drink.
For even more recipe ideas, head over to our Pinterest page where we’ve saved all sorts of ideas using pears and apples. And from the Rainier Fruit family to yours, we sincerely hope you have a rejoiceful Easter weekend filled with wholesome family time and delicious food.