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Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.

Ease Into Easter
by Wen Zientek-Sico

Why wait 'til the last minute to prepare your Easter dinner? Try making these freezer friendly dishes in advance to make your Easter Dinner worry and hassle free.

Easter dinner has always been so time consuming and labor intensive. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to make everything ahead of time this year at your leisure? Here is a menu and assortment of dishes that can all be made well in advance. All of them require minimum preparation time on the big day. Most can be served after a simple defrost or unattended reheating in the oven or microwave.

Enjoy this menu with its variety of Spring flavors, but more importantly, enjoy spending some quality time with your family and friends on this special holiday.
Make Ahead Easter Dinner Menu
Artichoke Heart and Red Pepper Squares
Mushroom Thyme Soup
Parmesan Polenta
Green Pea and Watercress Purée
Lamb with Apricots, Almonds, and Raisins
Rich Lemon Cake

Looking for some more make ahead recipes for Easter? These recipes are perfect for Easter dinner and all of them can be made ahead of time.

Other Make Ahead Easter Recipes

Broccoli Delight Salad
Bunny Patch Dessert
Double Stuffed Crispy Potatoes
Easter Blueberry Salad
Easter Egg Bread
Easy Salmon Ball
Garlic Bacon Cheddar Smashed Potatoes
Prosciutto with Melon and Blueberries
Scallion Biscuits
Southern Buttermilk Biscuits
Strawberry Milk Chocolate Crème Brulees

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