A Classic Southern Easter Menu
Easter Sunday in the South brings to mind fancy Easter bonnets and pastel dresses, kids hunting for eggs on the lawn, and big pitchers of iced tea—or cocktails, depending on your mood. Host your own Easter celebration with this Southern-inspired menu featuring all the classics: glazed ham, buttery crescent rolls, deviled eggs, and of course fluffy coconut cake.
Apricot-Ginger Glazed Ham
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More About The Menu
- Make a big pitcher or punch bowl of Strawberry Moonshine Julep ahead of time and allow guests to serve themselves while they nibble on hors d’oeuvres.
- Asparagus is at its peak in spring; learn a few tricks for preparing it in our guide to prepping asparagus.
- No Southern gathering is complete without coconut cake—this cake can be made the day before and kept refrigerated; serve it chilled or at room temperature. For more layer cake inspiration, don’t miss assistant food editor Ben Mims’s piece Sweet Southern Dreams.
- The deviled eggs on the menu are a great way to use up the hard-boiled eggs from Easter morning. Not a fan of deviled eggs? We’ve got many other recipes that use hard boiled eggs in our collection of ways to cook with Easter eggs.