Times Test Kitchen Manager Noelle Carter crafted a king cake recipe rich with butter, cream cheese, toasted pecans and apples. She said it was the perfect way to mark Mardi Gras -- the end of Carnival season -- before Lent begins. (Like we needed any convincing!)
The recipe was a hit with readers. Several shared images of the delicious results, including Adri Barr Crocetti of Sherman Oaks, who writes the food blog the Front Burner -- that's her festive photo above -- as well as Linda Geiler of Davie, Fla., who writes the food blog Savoring Every Bite. You'll find the photo gallery here.
Thanks for sharing your photos, Adri and Linda!
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Photo: Adri Barr Crocetti of Sherman Oaks.