Feast Your Eyes on Our Most Beautiful Recipes of 2018
Meyer-Lemon Shortbread Wreath Cookies
The most dazzling Christmas cookie recipe developed by our test kitchen this year! Meyer lemon brightens the shortbread dough and the glaze, and the treats are finished with sugared herbs and red, white, and green candies for the full wreath effect.
Roasted Radish Tart
Thinly sliced watermelon radishes become striking, lacy-edged flowers atop this creamy cauliflower tart after a turn in the oven.
Single-Colored Fruit Salads
Each of these monochromatic marvels is finished with a savory, spicy, or sweet dressing that's flavorful but doesn't overpower the beautifiul fruit.
Raspberry and Chocolate-Hazelnut Crepe Cake
A tower of crepes is layered with two types of whipped cream (white chocolate-raspberry and dark chocolate-hazelnut) and gilded with a tumble of raspberries and a dusting of powdered sugar for a truly showstopping cake.
A party platter that's almost too pretty to eat and is surprisingly easy to put together, this make-your-own sandwich board calls for an artful arrangement of bread, tomatoes, lobster, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, basil, and two superlative sauces (bacon mayonnaise and shallot mignonette).
Poached-Pear Frangipane Tart
Pears poached in mulled wine make a dramatic topping for this tart filled with the rich almond batter known as frangipane.
Chiles Rellenos Divorciados
Two salsas and a restaurant-level presentation set these stuffed peppers apart. Roasted poblanos are filled with Oaxaca cheese, battered, and fried, then each one is perched atop a plate of separated salsas (hence the "divorciados").
Chocolate Heart Cupcakes
Perfect for Valentine's Day or any occasion you want to impress with a sweet treat, these chocolate cupcakes are decorated in the most ingenious fashion. Hearts are cut out of half the batch, then filled with vanilla-bean milk frosting, and the heart cutouts are used to embellish the remaining cupcakes.
Lemon Butter-Dipped Baby-Vegetable Crudites
Inspired by the elegant French combination of radishes, butter, and salt, we've dipped our favorite spring vegetables in a lemon zest-accented butter and sprinkled with pink salt until they sparkle.