The Best Slow & Easy Recipes by the Editors of Cook's Illustrated

Skillet-Roasted Pears with Caramel Sauce

Sometimes the trickiest thing about a recipe is not doing anything—except, that is, exhibiting patience.

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  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
Chocolate-Dipped Candied Citrus Peel

Chocolate-Dipped Candied Citrus Peel

A bittersweet little something to set out after even the swankiest of dinner parties, these candied citrus strips smothered in chocolate boast a velvety zing.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 0
Lucy and Ethel in the Candy Factory

Caribbean Rum Truffles

Rum, chocolate, honey, and butter. You’ll be glad you made a big batch when you start to see how quickly they disappear.

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  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
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Mocha-Hazelnut Recipe

Mocha-Hazelnut Truffles

Espresso and Frangelico lend these creamy white chocolate truffles incredible oomph. Tasting is believing.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 0
Floating Meringue Recipe

Floating Islands with Black Currant Sauce

Fanciful and a touch froufrou, these islands of fluffy poached meringues practically float on a sea of cool custard that’s tinged with a tart black currant puree.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 0
Senate Bean Soup Recipe

Senate Bean Soup

This authentic version of Senate bean soup draws on ham hocks and navy beans for its everyday comfort food goodness. Heirloom beans make it even better.

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  • 20 M
  • 6 H
  • 2
Rustic Lentil Soup Recipe

Rustic Lentil Soup

Rustic lentil soup is a hearty, warm remedy for cold winter nights. Make this soup with or without the pancetta, sausage, and bacon for an evening dinner.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4
American Artisanal by Rebecca Gray

Chutney-Nut-Stuffed Brie

Cheese on cheese makes for a pretty unanimous crowd-pleaser if you ask us. And no complaints that it can be made in advance.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 0
ggplant Rollatini with Goat Cheese and Pesto Recipe

Eggplant Rollatini with Goat Cheese

Goat cheese and pesto smushed up inside eggplant slices and smothered with tomato sauce. Terrific as-is or as the guts of a sandwich.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Borlotti Beans in Tomato Sauce with Creamy Polenta Recipe

Borlotti Beans in Tomato Sauce with Creamy Polenta

Put simply, this dish is perfectly cooked beans and stewed tomatoes hanging out on creamy, cheesy polenta.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 0
Apple, Parmesan, Mixed Green Salad Recipe

Apple, Parmesan, and Mixed Green Salad

Galas. Walnuts. Parmesan. And mixed baby greens. Sorta seems like a recipe for autumnal perfection, yes?

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
Miao Red-Sauced Fish Sauce Recipe

Miao Red-Sauced Fish

This fish is cooked in the Miao way in a sauce made with pickled red chiles. Sorta got to taste it to believe it.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
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