Community Picks

Community Picks Recipe Testing -- Buckles, Slumps, Cobblers + Crisps

July 19, 2013

It's that time again -- help us pick the contest finalists for Your Best Buckle, Slump, Grunt, Crumble, Cobbler, Crisp, Sonker, Pandowdy, and/or Betty!

Blackberry Apricot Cobbler from Food52 Strawberry Pot Pies with Sugar Cookie Crust from Food52 

Any Food52 member is welcome to help us test our Community Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test that is in the list below! We'd love to see some new testers in the mix -- remember, we accept up to 3 testers per recipe. And, if the recipe is worthy of a Community Pick, we'll publish the best headnote, so make your notes count! Don't forget to email us your headnote (no more than 100 words) to [email protected] by next Wednesday at 5pm (EST). 

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When you’ve figured out which recipes are calling your name, in order to sign up, all you have to do is follow the link to that recipe’s page, and on the left-hand side, you’ll see a “Test This Recipe” button. Your job is easy: just 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. 

We'll collect your comments, name the finalists and official Community Picks and publish the best headnote 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. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

Happy Testing!

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • ChefJune
  • em-i-lis
  • creamtea
  • fiveandspice
  • drbabs
Marian Bull

Written by: Marian Bull



ChefJune July 20, 2013
wish I could commit to baking something, but no way in this heat! :(
em-i-lis July 19, 2013
These all look so good. I wish I could test them all. Gotta sit this one out sadly as I've got pneumonia. Boo!
creamtea July 19, 2013
Speedy recover, em-i-lis.
em-i-lis July 19, 2013
thank you creamtea! in the meantime, please enjoy some of these gorgeous desserts for me. :)
ChefJune July 19, 2013
that's not good news, em-i-lis! Hope you're able to keep cool. Sending healing thoughts your way.
em-i-lis July 19, 2013
thank you so much chefjune; your thoughts are much appreciated!!
fiveandspice July 19, 2013
Oh ick! I hope you recover extremely speedily! We'll send healing vibes your way too.
em-i-lis July 20, 2013
thank you, i will take them!!!
drbabs July 21, 2013
Em-i-lis, I hope you're feeling better today. XO
em-i-lis July 21, 2013
Thank you so much, Dr. B! This has been the pits but I'm doing a bit better! :) xo