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Spring has sprung – well, that is if you’re using a calendar as an indicator and not the weather. Hello, 24 degree temps, we could use a little reprieve – oh, and some sunshine would be pretty amazing too.

With the turn of the Spring season, my creative mind shifts from comforting foods, clothing and colors to all things light, airy and pastel. And of course it wouldn’t be Spring without beautifully dyed Easter eggs.

I honestly don’t remember the last time I actually dyed Easter eggs, but I have fond memories of vinegar scented, dip-dyed fingertips – who seriously uses that wonky wire thing anyway?

Picking out that cardboard box of artificial dyes, glitters, stickers and waxy crayons can be the stuff 4-year old dreams are made of. However, if you’re looking for an alternative to the boxed stuff, you’ve come to the right place.

The lovely folks at Le Creuset have created all-natural dye recipes to match some of the most popular hues from their line of stunning French ovens. Each dye recipe will help you achieve those gorgeous, brightly colored eggs without all the chemical additives. Kind of sounds like a win-win, right?

I’ve teamed up with Le Creuset to make your egg dying tradition a little more exciting. We’re giving away three Le Creuset 5 ½-quart French Ovens in your choice of Caribbean blue, Cassis purple or Soleil yellow.

To Enter

1. Take a picture of your own homemade Le Creuset Easter egg dye creations.
2. Post your picture to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #LeCreusetEasterEggs and #bakingaddiction.
3. Entries will be gathered via the hashtags and three winners will be randomly chosen!

The contest closes on March 31st at 11:59PM EST, and winners will be chosen and contacted via comment or @reply on their photo. Be sure to upload your pictures by March 31st, and don’t forget the hashtags!

Good luck, and happy egg dying!

Le Creuset Cassis Eggs

Brilliant purple with the help of grape juice!


12 eggs
8 cups water
1 teaspoon vinegar
2 cups grape juice


1. Place eggs in a single layer in the bottom of the pot.
2. Add water, vinegar and grape juice. Bring to a boil and reduce heat.
3. Simmer for 15 minutes.
4. Remove eggs from pot and place in large bowl.
5. Strain liquid through a coffee strainer and pour strained liquid into bowl with eggs.
6. Cover and refrigerate overnight for deeper color. Remove from liquid and keep refrigerated.

Le Creuset

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Terms & Conditions:

This giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until March 31st, 2013 at 11:59PM EST.

Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator software program. Winner will be notified via the twitter @ reply or instagram comment.

Winner(s) will have until 4/2/13 to claim their Le Creuset French Oven or we will choose another winner.

Winner will receive (1) 5 1/2 Quart Le Creuset French Oven in winner’s choice of Cassis, Caribbean Blue, or Soleil {$275.00 AVP}. Product will be shipped by Le Creuset.

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Disclosure: This giveaway is provided to you by Le Creuset. The views and opinions expressed by My Baking Addiction are based entirely upon my experience with the product listed. My Baking Addiction was not compensated monetarily for this post, but did receive the product listed for review.

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  1. Emily says:

    Wow! Beautiful colors!

  2. kristina says:

    love these!! Can’t wait to try this out on my eggs this year!!

  3. Karen Aucella says:

    Looks so easy! Wish we still dyed eggs!

  4. Mary B says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

  5. Jenny says:

    Awesome! I’ve been looking for natural egg dyes! Thank you for this post!

  6. Kiran @ says:

    Red cabbage makes it blue?! So interesting! I love the colors here, Jamie :)

  7. Holiday Baker Man says:

    A great give away….. well done!

  8. Rebecca says:

    Right now I really want to live in the US… very badly :P Anyhow, I would love to try these out this Easter ;)

  9. Hannah says:

    WOW, I can’t believe the red cabbage produces a blue hue like that. I thought it might be more along the lines of reddish-purple. I must try that one!

  10. Tricia says:

    Great method for Easter eggs….very eco…