Now that Easter has been and gone, what are you going to do with all those boiled eggs you and the kids had such a good time dyeing? You’re not going to just throw them away, are you? STOP RIGHT THERE!

DO NOT waste these beautiful Easter Eggs!
DO NOT waste these beautiful Easter Eggs!

The sun is shining – at least it’s shining here – and even if it’s not shining where you are, just wait and it will be. And when the sun is shining and the weather is springtime-warm, what does that mean?

It’s cookout time, that ‘s what it means. And where there’s a cooking, there are deviled eggs. What better use can you put them, than to use your Easter eggs as a delicious side dish for your first – or one of your first – outdoor barbecue? Devilled eggs go with everything!

So peel the lovely colors off your Easter eggs and cut each egg in half, longwise. Spoon out the yellow insides into a mixing bowl, and arrange the empty white halves on a pretty platter.

With a large spoon, crush and crumble the egg yolks into almost a powder. A few lumps are okay, but not too many. Assuming we started with a dozen dyed eggs, we now have 24 halves in the platter, right? Math.

To the mashed yolks, add three tablespoons mayonnaise (okay, you can use Miracle Whip too. . . .) and a teaspoon of yellow mustard. Mix all this together thoroughly, and add three tablespoons Texas Pepper Jelly’s Pineapple Habanero pepper jelly. Again, mix it up.

pineapple habanero pepper jelly

With a spoon, fill each empty egg half. If you prefer to be all fancy, put the filling in a piping bag and swirl the filling in. If you long to be fancy but do not own a piping bag, you can get the same effect if you use a baggie and cut a tiny corner off the bottom. Anyway.

Once you’re filled all the egg halves, sprinkle them with paprika, cover, and keep them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat them.

I have no desire to be fancy, nor do I own a piping bag, so my devilled eggs are delicious but not suitable-looking for House Beautiful magazine.

Pineapple Habanero devilled egg

Once you add the pepper jelly, your yolk mixture will be just a little bit lumpy, but the lumps will be pieces of pineapple so don’t worry, it’s all yummy.

Really, really yummy.

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