Frugal Friday: 3 Frugal (and seasonal!) Easter Dessert Recipes

Easter weekend is just around the corner, and I love Easter, I really do, for reasons both religious and culinary. But here’s my problem with Easter in Minnesota: it’s March, people, March. And we are weeks, if not months, away from asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, and all of their springtime friends.

Yet, every grocery store ad around has these late-spring favorites featured on their front page, life-sized containers of blueberries in print, “On Sale! Buy One, Get One Free!”

And this is confusing. Because we want berries to be in season; we want them to grace our Easter tables in all their springtime glory…but all of those !buy one, get one! Minnesota grocery-store offers taste a lot like Mexico and southern California.

So I present to you…three berryless Easter desserts…because really, it’s still more winter than spring.

#1. Marbled Lemon Tart with Sage-Cornmeal Crust from Martha Stewart

image from marthastewart.com

#2. Jelly Bean Bark from The Frugal Girls
Two ingredients here, folks! (Though I’d be tempted to skip the jelly beans and put some mini-cadbury eggs in their place!)

image from thefrugalgirls.com

#3. Lace Cookies from Real Simple

image from realsimple.com

And finally, check out these cute painted egg cartons - the perfect carrier for your Easter treats…and super cheap to boot!

(P.S. As you can see, Frugal Tuesday has now become Frugal Friday. Posting this post on Fridays just worked better for us as we seek to move to more of a Monday, Wednesday, Friday blogging schedule…and the alliteration makes me happy.)

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4 thoughts on “Frugal Friday: 3 Frugal (and seasonal!) Easter Dessert Recipes

  1. It’s so hard to resist the temptation! I keep reminding myself that I have a couple of bags of frozen berries that I put away last summer, I have been rationing them all winter. It’s just so hard to decide how to use them when there’s so little left. But I love the berry-less options. Thank you!

    • Way to ration, Anna! I know our frozen bell pepper stash is getting pretty low, and it’s a long time ’til July! Hope you can hang in there :)

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