Have you ever had a savory dessert after dinner? Instead of a sugar sweet dessert it’s sometimes nice to have a salty sweet treat after a meal.
If you’re like me, when you hear the word “dessert,” your mind instantly goes to a sugar high place filled with candy, ice cream, cake, and chocolate. What’s so awesome about a savory dessert is a taking a traditional sugar filled desserts and making them savory with a fun twist.
For example instead of a sweet blueberry scone try an ridiculously tasty bacon scone with a sweet maple drizzle. What about making a savory puff pastry tart baked with fresh peaches, prosciutto and brie. This take after dinner cheese course to another level. These fun savory treats are so good that you can even have them for brunch served with your favorite mimosas!
Although I totally love rich and decadent desserts, these savory desserts will tickle your tastebuds and satisfy just as much as the meal before it -just in a different way.
Whether they’re covered in bacon, herbs, or nuts, these savory desserts deserve a place in your kitchen (and your stomach!). Play around with these salty sweet combinations. These 13 savory desserts won’t let you down!
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1. Smoked Salmon Macarons
Found from Thirsty For Tea
Smoked salmon macarons is an unexpected twist on a traditional dessert. The filling is a smooth smoked salmon, boursin cheese and fresh lemon mousse in between sweet meringue shells! Add fresh chives on top for a balanced bite!
2. Tammy’s Bacon Scones with Maple Glaze
Found from Baking Mischief
This savory scone are seriously so good! They are soft and a little crumbly with a salty bacon bite. The key to finishing theses scones are the maple drizzle on top!
3. Blueberry Feta and Honey Caramelized Onion Naan Pizza
Found from Kitchen Confidante
This recipes has plump blueberries that bled their inky juice on pizzas that were smothered with fresh ricotta, crumbly feta cheese and honey-caramelized onions.Every bite is everything you love in a savory pizza. It hits all the notes of salty, sweet, savory and a little spicy all baked together!
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4. Fresh Tomato Tart
Found from Whipped Berry
Fresh vine ripened tomatoes are seriously so good in the spring and summer and they show off beautifully in this tomato tart. You a store bought pie crust, and a blend of chive cream cheese and ricotta cheese. Finish with salt and pepper and this savory dessert comes to life!
5. Peach, Prosciutto and Brie Tart
Found from Cooks with Cocktails
This has to be one of my favorite recipes of all times, this is the ultimate savory sweet combination! A sweet and savory puff pastry tart baked with fresh peach slices, creamy brie and salty prosciutto then drizzled in organic honey and a syrupy balsamic reduction. It’s simple and amazing!
6. Bacon Beer Potato Chip Cookie Bars
Found from Life, Love and Sugar
These Bacon, Beer and Potato Chip Cookie Bars are one crazy pan of bars, all your guilty pleasures in one dessert. This is like the ultimate sweet and salty dessert. It’s packed full with all your favorite crunchy snack foods!
7. Fig Mascarpone Tart with Pistachio Black Pepper Crust
Found from Baking the Goods
The fresh pistachio cracked pepper tart crust is everything and goes perfectly with a creamy mascarpone. Adding the fresh figs and honey drizzle on top is the perfect sweet touch to a savory dessert!
8. Apple Cheddar Galette
Found from Nutmeg Nanny
This simple savory dessert is perfect for brunch or after dinner dessert. The fresh apples and sharp cheddar are the best sweet and savory combination. I really like galettes because of the rustic form of the crust. It makes it so easy to make!
9. Blueberry Basil Tart
Found from Baking Part Time
I never would have thought about putting blueberries and basil together in one recipe but this blueberry basil tart is off the charts! The fresh basil pastry cream is a gorgeous green that complements the dark blue and purple of the blueberries!
10. Fried Goat Cheese Balls with Drizzled Honey
Found from Go Go Go Gourmet
You are seriously missing out if you haven’t had fried goat cheese balls. They are sweet and savory, crunchy and salty which makes for the perfect savory dessert!
11. Blueberry Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Found from Simply Stacie
This recipes flips a classic grilled cheese on its head. Start with honey wheat bread, creamy brie and blueberry pie filling. It’s so easy to make and seriously good!
12. Strawberry Balsamic Crostini with Whipped Ricotta
Found from Recipe Runner
I love how strawberries can be incorporated into both sweet and savory recipes. This Strawberry Balsamic Crostini with Whipped Ricotta falls somewhere in between the realm of sweet and savory and makes one heck of a delicious dessert or appetizer!
13. Maple Bacon Cake Pops
Found from The Shirley Journey
These maple bacon cake pops are for everyone! It’s just like making sweet cake pops like this one but this one is vanilla cake mixed with bacon pieces and maple frosting. Then you dipp the pops into chocolate and add smoky salty bacon on top! It’s an explosion of flavor you will love!
The truth is sometimes we don’t always want a sugary dessert after a meal. One way to have end a scrumptious meal is with these savory desserts.
Although these savory desserts aren’t covered in chocolate frosting or sprinkles doesn’t mean they aren’t scrumptiously indulgent and decadent—which every dessert should be!
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