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Be a Recipe Tester for the Your Best Recipe with Dried Fruit Contest!

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It's that time again—time to help us pick the contest finalists for Your Best Recipe with Dried Fruit!

Never tested a recipe for us? Any Food52 member can help us test our Community Pick candidates. All you have to do is take a peek at the candidates listed below and call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test! We accept up to 3 testers per recipe. And, if the recipe ends up being a Community Pick, we'll publish the best headnote, so make your notes count! Don't forget to email us your notes (no more than 100 words) to [email protected] by next Tuesday, March 15th, at 5 P.M. (EST).

Photo by Bobbi Lin

Here's how to call dibs on a recipe:

When you've figured out which recipes are calling your name, sign up by following the link to that recipe's page. There, just above the comments, you'll see a "Test This Recipe" button. Click the button, and you’ll receive a confirmation email that officially crowns you a Food52 community tester. If for some reason you decide you cannot test, simply press the button again, and your name will be removed from the list. Act fast—this button will disappear on the Tuesday before your testing notes are due.

Tips for testing:

When you test, we encourage you to consider (and write about!) your experience testing the recipe—every step of the way. Did you think it needed more salt? Was the cake a little dry? Think the oven temp should have been a bit higher? Please tell us! Constructive criticism is always encouraged.

We'll use those comments (and our own testing here at the Food52 office) to help us choose the official finalists and Community Picks—and we'll publish the best headnote from a tester for each Community Pick (with credit, of course!). If the recipe you test isn't chosen as a Community Pick, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section.

The testing period for this contest has closed.

Banana, Bourbon Fruitcake
Bourbon Cherry Almond Truffles
Chocolate Covered Figs filled with Ganache
Chocolate, Cherry & Coconut Breakfast Bars
Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter Spread
Dried Apricot and White Chocolate Cookies
Dried Fruit Compote with Grand Marnier
Dry Fruit patties
Fig, Manchego, and Honey Pastry Twists
Honey-Glazed Brioche Hot Cross Buns
Little Lola's Macaroni and Cheese
Marian's Morning Glory Muffins
Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Figs and Apricots
Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Soused Cherry Pan Sauce
Snow Day Surprise Red Lentil Cake
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Sweet and Sour Date and Tamarind Sauce
Wine and Dried Fruit Poached Pears with Doubled Honey Whipped Cream

Tags: Fruit, Community, Contest, Recipe Testing