10 Easter Brunch Ideas

on March 8, 2012
Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Ham with Orange and Stone-Ground Mustard

With a glistening glaze and salty slow-cooked goodness, it's no surprise so many consider ham the culinary crown jewel of Easter. Our retro ham recipe gets a tangy-sweet treatment thanks to a stone-ground mustard and maple syrup glaze. Recipe: Ham with Orange and Stone-Ground Mustard

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

Country-style cornbread may sound like a surprising choice for an Easter brunch buffet, but this zesty and cheesy recipe couldn't be a more perfect pick. Serve with a Southwestern-style frittata or strata for a warm melding of flavors. Recipe: Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Yogurt Biscuits

Self-rising flour, plain Greek yogurt, salt and a little bit of love are the only ingredients needed for these low-fat biscuits. Once baked, split and stuff with eggs and cheese, breakfast meats, fruity jams or herby boursin cheese and roasted peppers and butter for something really special. Recipe: Yogurt Biscuits

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Prosecco Sunrise Punch

A little bubbly in the morning is a sure way to brighten brunch. Orange juice and bubbly Italian prosecco are the sweet stars of this cocktail, but we think any fresh fruit juice would make a fine mixer. Recipe: Prosecco Sunrise Punch

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Bim’s Huevos Rancheros

No Tex-Mex pantry staple is spared in this supremely rich breakfast casserole boasting tortillas, fresh thick sour cream, jalapenos and spicy pork sausage. For a beautiful presentation, top each serving off with a creamy fried egg. Recipe: Bim’s Huevos Rancheros

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Frittata with Chorizo

The Italian Frittata goes Spanish with the help of aged Manchego cheese, spicy chorizo and bright bell peppers. If you don't have Spanish chorizo on hand, don't fret, any cured sausage will do. Recipe: Frittata with Chorizo

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Dried Cherry Scones

Sweet, light-as-air scones are a nice change-up from biscuits or sweet rolls. These cream scones are studded with dried cherries - toss in a handful of mini chocolate chips for a extra sweet touch. Recipe: Dried Cherry Scones

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Banana Bread with Toasted Walnuts

Resist digging into the kids' Easter baskets by satisfying sweet cravings with our slimmed-down banana bread recipe. Fiber-rich whole wheat flour, a minimal amount of oil and toasted walnuts all pitch in to make this loaf more nutritious and calorie-conscious. Recipe: Banana Bread with Toasted Walnuts

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Mango and Blueberry Fruit Salad

A helping of fresh fruit is an absolute must for your Easter brunch menu. Here is a super simple blueberry and mango mix brightened by a sprinkling of brown sugar and a squeeze of lime juice. Recipe: Mango and Blueberry Fruit Salad

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Wild Salmon Hash

Skip the corned beef and reach for the salmon for a brunch-perfect scramble your guests will adore. Mix the salmon in a flavorful hash of shredded potatoes and leeks and top with an egg served sunny-side up. Recipe: Wild Salmon Hash

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