Classic Easter Recipes to Enjoy Over the Long Weekend

The long Easter weekend is the perfect opportunity to try out new recipes and indulge in all the goodness that Easter feasting has to offer! 

To help with your holiday planning, we’re sharing five of our best Easter recipes, including favourites like chocolate eggs and hot cross buns. 

Each recipe is enriched with pure maple syrup, helping to make your Easter celebrations that extra bit special!

Vegan maple and cinnamon hot cross buns

What better way to start than with one of the most iconic Easter foods: hot cross buns! 

Using only dairy-free ingredients, these vegan hot cross buns make sure no one has to miss out!  

Maple sugar and pure maple syrup are both used to enrich the dough, with additional flavour provided by the orange zest, dried fruits and cinnamon. 

Maple syrup is also mixed with apricot jam to make a deliciously sweet glaze, which is brushed over the golden-brown buns when they come out of the oven.

Maple lamb pie

In search of an impressive main dish for your Easter Sunday lunch? Look no further than this hearty lamb pie! 

Diced lamb and vegetables are simmered in a rich, herby sauce made from red wine, maple syrup and Worcestershire sauce. 

Once cooled, the lamb mixture is placed in the pie dish and covered in puff pastry dough before being baked in the oven.  

The recipe includes two options for your pastry topping – one easy and one hard – so even if you’re not the most experienced baker there’s no reason not to give it a go!

Kids’ Easter egg with maple chocolate ganache

Ever wondered how to make your own Easter egg? With this recipe, you can make your very own egg from scratch in the space of an hour! 

The chocolate shell is made by coating a clean, inflated balloon with your favourite melted chocolate and then transferring it to the fridge to set. Once the shell has hardened, all you need to do is carefully pop and remove the balloon. 

The chocolate-whipped ganache, made with milk chocolate, double cream and pure maple syrup, adds a touch of luxury before to the chocolate egg before it’s all sprinkled with biscuit, malt chocolate balls and mini chocolate eggs – decadent but delicious!

Maple Easter cupcakes

Looking to keep the kids busy with some baking over the long weekend? These Easter cupcakes are incredibly easy to make and the perfect fuel for Easter egg hunts! 

Maple sugar is used alongside vanilla extract and cocoa powder to make the batter, which only needs around 20 minutes in the oven. 

The chocolate sponge pairs perfectly with the cream cheese frosting, naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup and more vanilla extract. 

A topping of crunchy mini eggs completes the cupcakes, which can be whipped up in less than 45 minutes

Mini egg maple martini

One for the adults – use up leftover mini eggs (or better yet, hide some to make sure you do!) in this creamy mini egg martini! 

This indulgent dessert cocktail is made with Irish cream, almond milk, hazelnut liqueur, pure maple syrup and crème de cacao liqueur. 

Before adding the cocktail, the rim of the glass is dipped in melted chocolate and then rolled in crushed mini eggs. It’s a must-try over the long Easter weekend.

Celebrate Easter with maple!

With its sweet and distinctive flavour, maple syrup makes for a great addition to Easter favourites like chocolate eggs and hot cross buns as well as savoury delights like our lamb pie. Make sure to grab a bottle ahead of the long Easter weekend to help sweeten your holiday celebrations! 

Looking for more simple but delicious recipes? Make sure to check out our full range of maple syrup recipes, covering everything from drinks and desserts to starters, sides and mains! 

Did you know?

Pure Canadian maple syrup is 100% vegan

Pure Canadian maple syrup is 100% natural, so is completely vegan! Packed with vitamins and minerals, maple syrup is an ideal replacement for honey, as well as some refined sugars and artificial sweeteners due to its additional health benefits. 

Maple is a natural sugar containing vitamins and minerals

Pure Canadian maple syrup is a natural product, with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. But did you know it’s also a source of the minerals manganese and riboflavin?

Maple syrup can be used in a wide variety of sweet and savoury dishes

Pure Canadian maple syrup can add rich and sweet flavours to almost any meal, with breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes all benefitting from the addition of this natural sweetener.

A Source of Natural Energy

Maple syrup is a natural source of energy. Check out how maple can act as fuel before, during, and after exercise.