I'm looking for ideas for desserts for Easter dinner....what are your favorites?

Looking for something new and different! - dessert ideas
United States
March 10, 2008 2:55pm CST
My kids are coming to my apartment for Easter dinner this year and I want to make it special for them since we are all going to be missing my Mom and it's not going to be an easy day to get through. When we have our coffee after dinner I would love to have an awesome dessert to bring out for them but other than the usual chocolate cake or cheesecake I can't think of anything that would be different or special! Does anyone have a good ideas or recipes they would like to share? Do you have a special Easter dessert that you usually serve or bring to someone else's house for after dinner?
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• United States
10 Mar 08
Try this great web sight... www.cooks.com I use this sight faithfully. They have a lot of free recipes and differant variations to all sorts of recipes. You should try it.
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• United States
11 Mar 08
Wow....that site is awesome! I never did get my Moms recipe for Pizzagaina and it's the first one on the list! Thanks for the great link!!!
@sherrir101 (3673)
• Malinta, Ohio
10 Mar 08
Please accept my condolences on your mom. Holidays are the roughest times to get through. The first few "first holidays" are the roughest of them all. After that, it does get easier. Banana Cream pudding was always our special Easter dessert. Complete with the vanilla wafers. It is such a scumptious dessert that you could never go wrong by making it.
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• United States
11 Mar 08
That does sound delicious and I was thinking about something along those lines because it's easy to make.
@wrdsofwisdm (1070)
• United States
11 Mar 08
Here's an idea...how about getting the kids together to take part in making the dessert...it would be fun for them. When I was a kid, my mom would take a box of yellow cake mix and bake it in two round pans. After they cooled, we would cut one on either side in an arc shape to make bunny ears and the center would be the bow tie. Then you arrange it on a cookie sheet, it gets frosted with any white or cream colored frosting...save a little to add a drop of red food dye to make pink for the inner ears and nose, sprinkle with coconut and then skinny black liquorice to make whiskers, and a rounded "W" for under the nose. You can use whatever rounded candy to make the eyes and decorate the bow tie, etc. We had a lot of fun.
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• United States
13 Mar 08
I personally like beef, or lamb and lamb was used during the first passover. Also, I like those smiley-faced french fry potato things
11 Mar 08
I dont really eat that many different puddings becuase I know what I like no matter what the time of year is however I do have some that my kids really love as a after and they always go down well, but I will apolagise in advance if they are not what you are looking for - 1 - Bannana split, it's simple and quick and you can make it to meet your childrens likes. 2 - A simple fruit salad with cream or ice cream 3 - Rhubbarb crumple with cream, custard or ice cream. If you like any of the ideas then let me know and I can help you with the recipie but I dont want to bore you with the details if you think you will not like them or you are looking for something different
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
11 Mar 08
I usually will always make a five cup salad 1 cup mini marshmallows 1 cup sour cream 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut 1 cup drained crushed pineapple 1 cup drained mandarine oranges mixed together a few marachino cherries added in for color if I make a pie it will be a berry pie, cherry, blueberry, peach, blackberry or perhaps a strawberry rhubarb baklavah is a nice easter dessert as well this year I was thinking about making the pavlova that ms tickle gave the recipe site for though I need to learn how to convert from metric
@chiyosan (30190)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
i love cheesecakes. and so that is about the only thing i am suggesting to you. i have recently tried this butterfinger cheesecakse it it is so yummy. the local bakeshop used butterfingers with the cheesecake and came up with this wonderful dessert. maybe you can try it to.
@linda021 (100)
• China
11 Mar 08
i think east food is very health hehe
• United States
11 Mar 08
I love Sweet Potatoe Casserole. Everyone always puts it with the desserts and its sweet and soo good and simple. You need three cups cooked mashed sweet potatoes, 1 cup of sugar, two eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla stir all of this up and put into 8x8 dish. Now for the topping(this is the best part I always double it) you need 1 cup brown sugar, 1 stick of butter, and 1/2 cup flour mix well and spread over the top. Cook on 350 degrees for about thirty minutes. When the topping starts to harden up it is usually done. If you don't think that the middle is good and done reduce the heat and cook slow unless you like really crunchy topping. It is soooo good though. And the good news is on the sweet potatoe mixture you can substitutes the sugar for sweeteners. Now on the topping you cannot. Hope this helps.
@speedy1279 (2667)
• United States
11 Mar 08
Every Easter I am always asked to make a peanut butter pie. It's really easy to make and should go well with coffee. If you want the recipe I use let me know and I will pm it to you. Best of luck!
• United States
10 Mar 08
How about a trifle? A cake,fruit,pudding layer dessert.Granted I have never made one but I have seen it done and it didn't seem too hard.There are many flavors you can choose from.