A previous version of this story omitted Extremely Slow-Roasted Turkey Breast as a most-viewed recipe. Banana-Berry Nut Muffins With Chia Seeds should not have been on the list. This version has been updated.

Most-viewed Washington Post recipes of 2013

This year witnessed the launch of our new and improved Recipe Finder, but that doesn’t mean old favorites were forgotten. Here’s a list of our 10 most-viewed recipes of 2013:

Flaky Cream Cheese Pie Crust. We keep returning to Rose Levy Beranbaum’s pastry recipe for new pies, including Joe Yonan’s Cranberry Apricot Pie.

VIENNA, VA, JANUARY 9, 2013: Winter salad of shaved cucumber, radish and endive with lemon vinaigrette. Dishware courtesy of Crate & Barrel. (Photo by ASTRID RIECKEN For The Washington Post)

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