Mother’s Day brunch is tricky. You want to honor Mom with something luxurious, but it can’t be so elaborate you’re stuck fussing in the kitchen while she nurses a mimosa out in the dining room. Eggs Benedict is the kind of celebration dish that seems intimidating, but here in the CHOW Test Kitchen we came up with four variations that only look complicated. Go with a classic version made easy with blender hollandaise, or step it up with seared steak and béarnaise, fresh crab and lemon-chive biscuits, or asparagus and leeks with a French goat cheese sauce. Mom will love how they taste. Even better, she’ll love the way you put it all together without stressing over Mother’s Day brunch.

Classic Eggs BenedictClassic Eggs Benedict

Steak and Eggs Benedict with Béarnaise SauceSteak and Eggs Benedict with Béarnaise Sauce

Crab Benedict on Lemon-Chive BiscuitsCrab Benedict on Lemon-Chive Biscuits

Asparagus Benedict with Chèvre-Dijon SauceAsparagus Benedict with Chèvre-Dijon Sauce

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