If you’re a fan of mashed potatoes, then you’ll definitely enjoy mashed sweet potatoes. And if you’re a fan of spending more time enjoying your family around the table than cooking dinner, then you’re really going to love Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes!
I just love fall. The cool crisp air. The gorgeous vibrant colors. And of course, most of all, the wonderful, aromatic flavors of autumn ingredients. Pumpkins, winter squash apples, cinnamon, caramel and spice! There’s nothing better than that. This collection of 17 Autumn Desserts is proof of my love for baking treats with these ingredients.
Pumpkins are for more than Decorating!
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We’re just a handful of days away from Easter and it’s a reminder of all things fresh and new. The traditions that come along with each holiday are part of what make them so special, not necessarily the activities themselves, but the significance of each one and the chance to enjoy them together. We all celebrate in a different way, maybe it’s a sunrise worship service or an Easter Egg hunt with the kids, or a decadent brunch. However we choose to celebrate, there will be together time and there will be food! And it won’t be any old dish, it will be something special, and that’s why I’ve gathered 18 fantastic Easter desserts for your celebration this weekend.
18 Fantastic Easter Desserts
It’s always nice to have new options to add to some of those traditions, so we’ve found several types of yummy Easter desserts to add to your menu and grocery list this week. Some are more traditional, some are the perfect combination of quick and impressive, others involve fresh fruits and then I’ve even thrown in a few the kids can do with you. Whichever you choose, there are plenty of options to enjoy making and eating together!
For those who love the fresh taste of fruit in dessert
Strawberry Pie – This is a classic that you can never really go wrong with.
Pound Cake with fresh berries and whipped cream – There are so many beautiful and tasty ways to serve this crowd pleaser.
Lemonade Cake – A personal favorite of mine.
Grilled Pineapple Dessert – A dessert that can be made on the grill and involves fruit is a perfect way to welcome spring.
Strawberry Shortcake – Another fun dessert with fresh strawberries.
Cherry Limeade Cake – Tasty, not fussy to make and it looks beautiful.
For those who want to get the kids involved
Meyer Lemon Pies – This one literally only has 3 ingredients.
Nutter Butter Banana Pudding – Have you ever met a kid who doesn’t love pudding or Nutter Butters?
Double Chocolate Mousse – A recipe that starts with brownie mix, chocolate mousse, and whipped cream is sure to impress those gathered around the table when the kids announce that they made it.
Coconut Cream Chocolate Dessert – There are several steps for this one, but each one is quick, making it fun for the kids to help create and serve.
For those who need to save time or oven space
Easy Pineapple Carrot Cake – It’s Carrot Cake with the word Easy in front of it, which makes it a great option with all the other cooking for your dinner
Key Lime Mousse – A fresh, fruity dessert than can be prepped and ready ahead of time
Lemon Cheesecake Dessert -Easy, fresh and perfect for warm spring Easters!
Tuxedo Bars – These bars are made in a 9 x 13 pan and start with a cake mix, so they save lots of time, and the kids can even help
Chocolate Cheesecake – This cheesecake can be made in the crock pot, and you don’t have to be a Cheesecake expert to make it either.
For those who want something extra special
Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Fresh Berries – It may surprise you to find Pavlova included on several traditional Easter Dessert menus until you see this light beauty with a delicious ingredient list!
Baked Pineapple Dessert – One of those desserts that look way more complicated than it really is, and is great for Easter!
Zucchini carrot cake – You simply have to include carrots on the Easter menu somehow!
Now it’s your turn …
Now all that’s left to do is pick your favorite Easter Dessert! The hard part is picking just one to create the sweetest final course to your Easter meal. Go ahead and pin the lovely Easter desserts below. Keep it in your Pinterest board to find all these yummy desserts again for your next special event. Even if that event is a family dinner on a Tuesday night. When family and friends are gathered around the table it’s a meal worth celebrating!
I’ve made this Gingerbread Oatmeal twice. Both times, Jim has texted me later in the morning to say it was an awesome breakfast. These really are fantastic.
In addition to the common cinnamon and brown sugar, they also have ginger, a bit of cloves and vanilla. The combination is full of fall flavor.
Even my daughter, who has never eaten (or been willing to try) oatmeal, liked these.
And they’re really easy to make too. Set them up at night before going to bed and they’ll be ready to eat in the morning. I do use a timer for my small crockpot so they don’t have to cook all night. You can read more about making your own programmable crockpot here.
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I love sweet potatoes. I usually just serve them baked as a side dish. If I’ve got more time, I like to make Sweet Potato Fries.
But this time, I decided to make them mashed. Or rather, smashed.
This is such an easy side dish to fix. And it’s a nice change from serving the potatoes baked.
It starts with baking the sweet spuds. I scrubbed them and put them in a foil lined pan, covering the whole pan with foil. This was faster than wrapping them individually. It made the final step easier too. Just whip the foil off the pan, instead of having to unwrap individual potatoes.
This is more method than recipe. Easy to fix. Easy to remember.
Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- 1/2 - 1 sweet potato per person
- 2-3 Tbs. brown sugar
- 1/4 - 1/2 stick butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- Scrub the sweet potatoes.
- Place in foil lined baking pan and stick potatoes with a fork several times each.
- Cover with more foil.
- Bake 350 for 1 1/2 hours or until very tender.
- Or line crockpot with foil and place potatoes. Cook on high 5-6 hours or low 7-8 hours.
- Remove from oven or crockpot.
- Slice potatoes in half and scoop out the middles.
- Place in a bowl with brown sugar and butter.
- Smash and stir with a spoon until well combined.
You’ll also need butter and brown sugar in addition to the sweet potatoes.