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ANGEL DEVILED EGGS

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Angel deviled eggs are a heavenly twist on traditional deviled eggs. They feature fluffy mascarpone cheese for a fresh buttery flavor that’s perfectly balanced with the other ingredients. Angel eggs are simply divine!

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Angel Deviled Eggs arranged in a white rectangular serving dish.

These tasty Easter deviled eggs are perfect for Sunday brunch. On religious holidays year round, it’s so much nicer to serve a large platter of light and blissful “angel eggs” rather than mischievous and spicy “deviled eggs.”

When raising a young family, our children looked forward to hunting for bunny eggs (hard-boiled chicken eggs hidden by the Easter bunny) at the crack of dawn on Easter morning.

Immediately after the Easter egg hunt, I’d quickly refrigerate the eggs. A few hours later I’d turn them into angel eggs for Easter brunch or as an appetizer for Easter dinner. In our family, both kids and adults look forward to enjoying this savory snack during parties and potlucks.

For church socials, put a buffet card in front of the platter labeling it “angel deviled eggs”. It’s guaranteed you’ll leave with an empty dish, and have everyone wanting for more. You might even have a warm fuzzy feeling that angels above have smiled upon you and blessed your day with joy.

For large gatherings mix things up by giving guests 2 options to choose from. Make this heavenly recipe for angel eggs, PLUS a separate batch of jalapeno bacon deviled eggs. The spiciness factor will have taste buds dancing.

Angel Eggs arranged on a white platter for Easter brunch.

INGREDIENTS

  • LARGE EGGS: Different sized eggs have different sized yolks. Large eggs were used when developing this recipe for angel deviled eggs.
  • MAYONNAISE: Adds creaminess and richness to the angel eggs filling. I use regular mayo, but if desired you can use light mayonnaise or an olive-oil-based mayo instead.
  • MASCARPONE CHEESE: This elegant fluffy ingredient upscales this divine angel egg recipe. It adds additional light creaminess to the filling, along with a bit of tang and a touch of sweetness.
  • DIJON MUSTARD: I prefer the type that’s made with chardonnay. This ingredient provides that traditional tangy taste we come to expect when biting into a deviled egg (and in this case, angel deviled eggs).
  • WHITE WINE VINEGAR: Adds additional tang to the recipe. If you don’t have white vinegar, replace it with apple cider vinegar, or an equal amount of lemon juice.
  • FRESH DILL: Adds a fresh grassy flavor with a delicious citrus-like taste. It pairs well with tangy ingredients and dijon mustard.
  • SEA SALT: This seasoning is important for flavor development.
  • GROUND PEPPER (OPTIONAL): This ingredient is completely optional. Some cooks prefer not having any black flecks in the angel egg filling.
  • SMOKED SPANISH PAPRIKA: Is made with chiles that are smoke-dried then crushed. Used for garnishing angel eggs, it delivers a rustic, warm outdoorsy flavor.
Ingredients for Angel Deviled Eggs.

HOW TO BOIL PERFECT EGGS

For angel deviled eggs we don’t want undercooked or overcooked eggs, or a yucky green ring on the outside of the yolks. With this fool-proof method, you’ll achieve perfect hard boiled eggs every time.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Start with room temperature eggs. Set them aside.
  2. Add water to a large pot – enough to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Bring water to a rolling boil on stovetop. With a slotted spoon, carefully lower the eggs into the water so they don’t crack. Put a lid on the pot.
  3. Let the eggs boil for 6 minutes, then turn off the burner. Let the eggs sit in the pot an additional 6 minutes. Remove the lid.
  4. Drain off as much water as possible over the sink. Fill the pot with ice. Let eggs sit and chill in the ice water bath for 8 to 10 minutes. This stops the eggs from cooking and will make the eggs easier to peel. Transfer the eggs to a clean work surface, leaving the cold water inside the pot.
  5. Working with 1 egg at a time, gently roll it back and forth with your fingers or the palm of your hand to loosen up the shell. Submerge the cracked egg into the pot of cold water and remove the shell.

KITCHEN SMARTS: If the pot used for boiling the eggs is not large enough for the ice water bath, fill a large bowl with ice. Transfer the eggs to the bowl.

How to boil eggs for angel deviled egg recipe.

RECIPE STEPS

RECIPE PREP: Hard boil one dozen eggs. Transfer hot eggs to an ice water bath. Let them sit and chill until cold to the touch. For easy peeling, hold the eggs under cold water while removing the shells with your fingers.

  • STEP 1: With a very sharp knife, slice the peeled eggs lengthwise. Or for the cleanest cuts, use unflavored dental floss.
  • STEP 2: Carefully remove egg yolks from whites. In the bowl of a food processor, add the egg yolks, mayonnaise, mascarpone cheese, dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, and dill.
  • STEP 3: Pulse until the mixture is light and fluffy, smooth and creamy. Add salt to taste (and ground pepper, if desired – if you don’t mind having black flecks in the angel egg filling). Mix briefly to combine.
  • STEP 4: Transfer yolk mixture to a piping bag fitted with a star tip. Pipe the filling into the center of the egg whites. Just before serving, garnish angel eggs with a light sprinkling of paprika and perky pieces of dill.

KITCHEN SMARTS: If no food processor, use a stand mixer with paddle attachment or an electric hand mixer to cream the filling. Or go old school with a large bowl and fork. Manually mash the mixture.

How to make angel eggs in 4 easy steps.

RECIPE FAQ

These are the most commonly-asked questions when making angel deviled eggs, and the most helpful answers for recipe success.

WHY IS VINEGAR ADDED TO DEVILED EGGS?

It’s added to give the filling that traditional tangy flavor we come to expect from deviled eggs. But if you don’t have vinegar on hand, use lemon juice instead. For additional tang, add finely-minced dill pickles.

HOW TO KEEP ANGEL EGGS LOOKING ANGELIC?

Once applied, paprika will stain the egg whites. And after a while, the condensation on the edges of the eggs will mix with the spice and make it watery. If desired, instead of garnishing the eggs with paprika, set out a pinch bowl with the spice and let people garnish their own.

WHY ARE DEVILED EGGS CALLED DEVILED EGGS?

In culinary terms, “deviled” refers to spicy food that’s “hot as hell,” or a flavorful filling with a kick of heat. Some deviled egg recipes contain hot sauce or cayenne pepper, while others are garnished with paprika. Some paprikas are sweet with no heat, but others are hot and spicy.

WHY ARE DEVILED EGGS CALLED ANGEL EGGS?

Many Christian families with children prefer serving recipes with non-devilish names. When the Duggar family (a reality TV sensation) revealed that they called deviled eggs “yellow pocket angel eggs,” it brought this trend in American culture to the forefront.

HOW LONG ARE DEVILED EGGS GOOD FOR?

When deviled eggs are immediately refrigerated after being prepared, they’ll stay fresh up to 2 days. Once out of the fridge, place them in a cool location away from direct sunlight. If possible, place the platter of deviled eggs directly over ice. Discard uneaten eggs after 2 hours.

Twelve angel deviled eggs in a white ceramic dish on a serving table.

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Angel eggs garnished with fresh dill and paprika.

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Angel Eggs arranged on a white platter for Easter brunch.

ANGEL DEVILED EGGS


Description

Angel deviled eggs feature a light fluffy filling that’s divinely tasty. With the perfect amount of tang and creaminess, this heavenly recipe really satisfies. Garnish with paprika and feathery pieces of dill.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 12 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill, minced (plus more for garnishing)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper, optional
  • Smoked Spanish paprika, for garnishing

Instructions

RECIPE PREP: Hard boil one dozen eggs. Transfer hot eggs to an ice water bath to cool. Peel the eggs under cold water. (See body of the blog post for method used for cooking perfect hard-boiled eggs.) 

  1. With a very sharp knife, slice the peeled eggs lengthwise. Or for the cleanest cuts, use unflavored dental floss. Carefully remove the egg yolks from the whites.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor*, add the egg yolks, mayonnaise, mascarpone cheese, dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, and dill. Pulse until the mixture is light and fluffy, smooth and creamy.
  3. Add salt to taste (and ground pepper – if you don’t mind having black flecks in the angel egg filling). Mix briefly to combine.
  4. Transfer yolk mixture to a piping bag fitted with a star tip. Pipe the filling into the center of the egg whites. Just before serving, garnish the eggs with a light sprinkling of paprika and perky pieces of dill.

*NO FOOD PROCESSOR? Use a stand mixer with paddle attachment or an electric hand mixer to cream the filling. Or go old school: use a large bowl with a fork and manually mash the mixture.

Notes

HOW TO KEEP ANGEL EGGS LOOKING ANGELIC: Once applied, paprika will stain the egg whites. And after a while, the condensation on the edges of the eggs will mix with the spice and make it watery. If desired, instead of garnishing the eggs with paprika, set out a pinch bowl with the spice and let your guests garnish their own. 

HOW LONG ARE DEVILED EGGS GOOD FOR? When immediately refrigerated after being prepared, the deviled eggs will stay fresh up to 2 days. Once out of the fridge for serving, place them in a cool location away from direct sunlight. If possible, place the platter of eggs directly over ice. Discard uneaten eggs after 2 hours.

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Ice Water Bath: 6 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 Minutes
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Angel Deviled Eggs, Angel Eggs

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