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Easter Sunrise Quiche AKA Asparagus and Ham Quiche

“Good Morning!” says this quiche!

A great make-ahead dish for Easter morning, you can bake it, freeze it, and pull it out the evening before just to pop it in the oven for a quick warm up.

Since it has ham, eggs, and veggies – you’re covered for breakfast or brunch with the addition of sliced fruit and a steaming cup of coffee.

The “sun” is simply a yellow bell pepper cut into one circle and several triangles, then surrounded by 3″ asparagus pieces.

My friend Linda Steel Richter – who inspires me in so many ways, has been making this quiche for her family for many years.  At Christmas, she uses a red bell pepper and creates a poinsettia for the center.

Also, if you’re not feeling crafty, you can simply cut the asparagus in 2″ pieces, throw on top of the cheese, and pour the egg mixture over all.

Happy Easter!

How-to Video

Easter Sunrise Quiche

AKA Asparagus and Ham Quiche
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups cream
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 pound swiss cheese, grated
  • 9 Canadian ham slices (1/4" thick)
  • 1 bunch asparagus, cut in 3" pieces
  • 1 unbaked pie shell
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut 1 1/5" circle, 7 - 8 small triangles


  • Spray pie plate with oil, place pie crust in pan. Line pie crust with ham. Cover the ham with grated cheese.
  • Beat eggs with cream, nutmeg and salt.  Pour into pie shell
  • Cut asparagus spears to 3” length.  Arrange spears in spoke pattern on quiche.  Cut pieces of yellow bell pepper for sun in center of spoke.  
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
Keyword asparagus, eggs, ham, brunch


Donut Easter Baskets

At Texicureans we talk a lot about traditions being passed down through  recipes.  These Easter baskets are exactly that for my family.

My Mom made these Donut Easter Baskets for my school classes growing up, and I made them for my son’s classes.  We also would typically have them for our Easter celebration with our cousins.

So easy to make, with lots of decorative panache – perhaps you’ll consider adding them to your traditions!

How-to Video

Donut Easter Baskets

Delightful and playful - a Spring family tradition
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 6 Store bought donuts
  • 1 pkg unsweetened coconut
  • 1 pkg jelly beans
  • green food coloring
  • 6 spring colored pipe cleaners


  • Color coconut green in small portions (about 1 cup at a time)
  • Spread a layer of coconut on a serving dish (reserve about 1/3 cup)
  • Top coconut with donuts, place reserved coconut in the donut holes, and sprinkle jelly beans on top.
  • Bend pipe cleaners to form an arch and insert in donuts.
Keyword Donuts, Easter dessert, Jelly beans, coconut

Travelin’ Texas Pinwheels

Are you headed on a road trip this Spring Break?

Here’s an easy snack to keep the kids happy or the “kid in you” happy!  Pinwheels have been around for quite some time, but we generally think of them as an appetizer.

Throw them into a soft-sider ice chest that you keep handy and they also provide a snack on the road.

In this video, we show you both the protein version using turkey and the veggie version using cucumbers and fresh dill.

How to change it up?  Add arugula, baby spinach leaves, or even shredded carrots.  This is a snack you can truly use your creativity.

“Happy Trails to you!”  

And on that note – did you know Dale Evans was born in Uvalde, Texas on October 31, 1912?

Travelin' Texas Pinwheels

Protein and Veggie Options
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American


Vegetable Pinwheels

  • 4 tortillas (can use whole wheat or 1/2 and 1/2)
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 pkg fresh dill
  • 2 small cucumbers

Protein Pinwheels

  • 4 tortillas (can use whole wheat or 1/2 & 1/2)
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 pkg ranch dressing mix (or seasoning of your choice)
  • 4 slices sliced turkey (or sliced protein of your choice)
  • 4 slices Cheese


  • Spread cream cheese on tortillas
  • Veggie: sprinkle on dill, Protein: sprinkle on ranch dip
  • Veggie: spread cucumbers evenly over tortilla, Protein: Place sliced turkey evenly over tortilla, follow with cheese
  • Roll up tortillas, slice in 1/2, then slice into 1" slices



You can get creative with these pinwheels - add arugula, baby spinach leaves, or even shredded carrots.  
You can also use burrito size tortillas.
You can finish prep through the rolling up stage, place in a gallon size bag in the fridge, and cut right before packing to leave.  
Keyword snacks, protein snacks, vegetable snacks