Karla Cyr, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Karla Cyr has tested.

Cranberry Orange Pecan Bread Recipe

With its tart cranberries, zingy orange, and sweet pecans, this jolly quick bread doesn’t even require a schmear of butter.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 23

Svelte Green Goddess Dip

This evocatively named dip isn’t the same as the one of yore. It’s got the same sumptuous taste, the same creamy texture, the same luminous color, just not the same calorie count.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 7

Challah

As buttery and airy as brioche but with a far weightier responsibility than its breakfast chum, challah ensures a sweet new year in Jewish tradition. We’ll break bread to that.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 8

Apricot Blackberry Cobbler

Given this cobbler’s delicately sweet filling and crumbly, flaky topping, our search for the perfect cobbler ends here—and, we dare say, so will yours.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 3

Cinnamon Gelato

Cinnamon is the solo act in this sophisticated but simple gelato. Creamy, indulgent, and complex tasting, this gelato is sure to become a new favorite.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 7 H
  • 3

Hot Cross Buns

Traditionally sold on Good Friday, hot cross buns are little currant-filled rolls that are slightly sweet, mildly spicy, and richly tender with milk and eggs.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 1

Spicy Tomato and Blue Cheese Soup

This spicy tomato soup gets its heat from Thai Sriracha sauce and depth from blue cheese. San Marzano tomatoes are used, so the soup can be made anytime.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 15

Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread pancakes, a perfect holiday treat, are filled with warm spices, including ginger. Gingerbread pancakes are a unique weekend breakfast.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 45 M
  • 6

Gingerbread Butter Drops with Lemon Glaze

Gingerbread butter drops pack a wallop of spice and lemon. The butter drops are great for a dessert table, snack, or lunchbox. Gingerbread lovers exalt!

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 3 H
  • 8

Lemon-Scented Pull-Apart Coffee Cake

“Absolutely the best thing I’ve put in my mouth in a long time!” That’s what folks are saying about this buttery, citrusy coffee cake.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 45 M
  • 68

Molten Chocolate Cake

This french molten chocolate cake flows seductive when cut into with a fork. A cinch to make, this molten chocolate cake is an elegant, impressive dessert.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 3

Sweet Potato and Golden Raisin Strudel

This strudel, filled with sweet potato, raisins, and cranberry, is a great lunch or side. Phyllo makes the strudel a cinch to make. Serve the strudel warm.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 2

Apple Dumplings

Apple dumplings are a bit homier than the typical apple pie or tart and very easy to make. These apple dumplings are glazed and burst with apple flavor.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 1

Falafel with Tahini Sauce

Falafel with tahini sauce is one of the best-known Middle Eastern foods. The falafel are packed with herbs and the tangy tahini sauce has the right kick.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
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