Looking for a tester-approved recipe to tackle? From sweet hermit bars to creamy clam chowder, these New England recipes are all tried-and-true reader favorites.
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First made famous by the in-store bakery at a popular (now defunct) New England department store, Jordan Marsh blueberry muffins are loaded with blueberries and have crunchy, sugared tops.
Looking for comfort in a bowl? The New England Portuguese community swears by this recipe for “Portuguese Penicillin,” full of kale, beans, and spicy linguica.
Use frozen jumbo shrimp to make this crowd-pleasing recipe a little easier on the wallet. Readers love the delicious combination of shrimp, butter, lemon, garlic, and fresh herbs.
If salt pork, potatoes, and onions define traditional New England clam chowder, then this one is a classic. If you prefer fish over clams, Helen’s Fish Chowder is another favorite.
Made with ground pork, potatoes, and spices in a rich pastry crust, this traditional French meat pie recipe is a holiday classic that’s extremely popular with our readers. It’s a traditionally served at Christmas, but there’s no reason it can’t be enjoyed year-round.
Dreaming of crisp fall New England days? There’s no need to visit a farm stand when you can wow your family (or roommates…or co-workers) with a batch of homemade cider donuts. Don’t want to deal with frying? Our Cider Donut Muffins offer all the flavor with half the effort.
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Durgin-Park may have closed its doors after more than two centuries of service in 2019, but for many, their recipe for this cornmeal-molasses New England classic is still the one to beat. If you’re a comfort-pudding fan, you’ll be equally smitten with a warm bowl of Maple-Grapenut Pudding.
This baked scallops recipe turns out perfectly every time—tender and succulent with a rich, buttery cracker topping. Scallops aren’t cheap, but if you find them at a good price or want to serve something simple but extra-special, this easy and elegant recipe is perfect.
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