Sweet Treats to End Your Easter Feast

April 13, 2017

 

The holidays are a great time to celebrate life, love, happiness and joy with friends and family! They also make an exceptionally great time to celebrate the love for food! Most families like to end their feasts with some sweet treats. Check out these recipes that are both easy and delicious. We know they will be a definite crowd pleaser!

 

Blackberry Lime Cream Puffs 

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime zest, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 c. fresh blackberries, divided
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 24 (2-inch) store-bought profiterole shells
  • confectioners’ sugar, for garnish

Directions

  1. Whisk cream cheese, sugar, lime zest, vanilla, salt, and 3/4 cup berries on medium speed with a mixer until creamy and berries are broken down, 1 minute. Increase speed to medium-high, add cream, and beat until whipped, about 1 minute. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a medium-sized pastry tip or zip-top bag. Chill 2 hours or up to 1 day.
  2. Snip a hole in the corner of the zip-top bag, if using. Split profiteroles and pipe blackberry filling on bottom halves, dividing evenly. Top with remaining 1 3/4 cups blackberries and lime zest. Sandwich with profiterole tops. Garnish with confectioners’ sugar. Serve immediately.

 

Best No Bake Cheesecake 

Ingredients

Cheesecake
  • 25 vanilla wafers
  • 3/4 c. roasted, salted almonds
  • 4 tbsp. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 c. plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 3/4 c. cold heavy cream
  • 1 (0.25-oz.) envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
Raspberry Topping
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. light rum
  • 2 tsp. lime zest
  • 2 c. fresh raspberries
Blackberry Topping
  • 2 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp. bourbon
  • 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 c. lightly mashed fresh blackberries
Blueberry Topping
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 c. fresh blueberries
Strawberry Topping
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 c. sliced fresh strawberries

Check out these recipes and more at http://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/g1017/easy-easter-cake-recipes/?slide=9

Happy Easter! 

 

 

 

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