4 Savory Treats For Winter

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With the winter weather still coming down, we all need some treats to warm up our bellies and our hands. If you are looking to branch out this season, maybe try something a bit more savory than sweet, Taste of Home has you covered with these five recipes! Dive in and enjoy with friends, family, or as a midnight snack!

Baked Apple Surprise

Enjoy a savory snack by making baked apple surprise! All you will need is two medium apples, two tablespoons of crumbled blue cheese, two tablespoons of quick-cooking oats, two tablespoons of bran flakes, one tablespoon of golden raisins, one tablespoon of raisins, and one tablespoon of brown sugar. Taste of Home also suggests using brie instead of blue cheese.

Apple Cornbread Crisp

For a snack that is both savory and sweet, try this apple cornbread crisp recipe. Gather four cups of sliced and peeled tart apples, ¾ cup of brown sugar, one package of cornbread/muffin mix, ½ a cup of quick-cooking oats, one teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and five tablespoons of cold cubed butter.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Another savory and sweet option is this pumpkin bread pudding! You will need four cups of cubed day-old whole wheat bread, ½ a cup of chopped dates/raisins, ⅓ cup plus two and ½ tablespoons of pecans, two cups of milk, one cup of canned pumpkin, two large eggs, ⅔ cup of brown sugar, one and ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves.

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Fried Sweet Potato Pies

Enjoy a savory pie with these fried sweet potato pies. You will need four and ½ cups of self-rising flour, three tablespoons of sugar, ½ a cup of shortening, two large eggs, and ¾ cup of milk. For the filling, one and ½ cups of mashed sweet potato, one cup of sugar, one large egg slightly beaten, two tablespoons of milk, two tablespoons of melted butter, one and ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour, ½ a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and oil for frying.

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