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Hop to it with these deliciously simple Easter treats.

March 12, 2016

Easter desserts don't have to be complicated. From five-ingredient macarons to refreshing citrusy granita, here are seven easy Easter desserts.

1. Mini Black-Bottom Cheesecakes 

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A chocolate-wafer makes the base for these rich and creamy individual cheesecakes.

2. Raspberry Macarons 

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These are among the simplest macarons, made with only sugar, almond flour, egg whites and red food coloring—and a filling of raspberry jam.

3. Vanilla Semifreddo and Orange Sorbet Terrine 

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Reminiscent of a Creamsicle, this creamy, tangy terrine can be made with a shortcut: store-bought orange sorbet.

4. Double-Chocolate Pudding 

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This fast pudding has a rich flavor and silky texture that's still firm enough to stand a spoon in.

5. Take 5 Carrot Cupcakes 

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Hop to it with these deliciously simple Easter treats.

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Chef Bryan Vietmeier's terrifically moist and carroty cupcakes are great for a crowd.

6. Slightly Chewy Ginger Cookies 

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Unlike most shortbread cookies, these are made with whole wheat, which gives them a nice, toasty flavor.

7. Lemon and Rosemary Granita 

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This granita gets an unexpected boost from the bold flavor of rosemary and a splash of Grand Marnier.


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