How to Boil Easter Eggs and How Long Do Hard Boiled Eggs Last?

This week, everyone will be boiling eggs. Have wondered how to boil Easter eggs? I have never really known the exact way to boil Easter eggs, I would either under or over cook them!   I found a simple recipe on how to boil Easter eggs on and have been using this recipe the last couple times I’ve boiled eggs and they come out perfect. They are easy to peel too! I use Eggland’s Best for the freshest and best quality eggs.

How to Boil Easter Eggs

  • Buy eggs a few days before you are ready to boil.
  • Place eggs in a single layer in saucepan and cover with at least a couple inches of water
  • Add 1 TBSP of vinegar to walk (helps keep egg whites from running out if the shells crack at all)
  • Add 1/2 tsp of salt to prevent cracking and to make easier to peel
  • Place burner on high and bring to boil
  • Once the water starts to boil, remove from heat
  • Return to stove on Low heat and simmer for 1 minute
  • Remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 12 minutes
  • Check one after 12 minutes to be certain they are done
  • Remove eggs with slotted spoon and place in ice water to chill

How Long Do Hard Boiled Eggs Last?

In our home, hard boiled eggs are eaten quickly either as-is or in recipes like my Ham Over Biscuits recipe.
However, if you want to know how long do hard boiled eggs last, here are a few tips.

According to, you can keep hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator for up to 7 days with the shells on. If you peel the eggs, they can last up to 5 days.

Store your hard boiled eggs in the fridge, do not keep them on the counter. If using hard boiled eggs in an Easter egg hunt, only allow them out for 2 hours, then refrigerate.

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