Unexpected Fall Recipes That Pack a Sweet and Savory Punch
Sometimes your sweet tooth decides to show up for dinner, and when it does, a dish that’s salty through and through just won’t cut it. Here are seven recipes (including dessert) that meet in the middle for a savory-sweet flavor explosion.
Herbed Kale Salad with Persimmon, Pomegranate and Maple-Cumin Dressing
This had us at persimmon. Its honey flavor combined with the citrusy pomegranate and sugary-sweet maple dressing is a perfect balance for the bitter kale and spicy cumin.
Cranberry-Glazed Cornish Hens with Wild Rice
A slightly sweet cranberry glaze complements savory, juicy Cornish hens. And on the side, long-grain wild rice featuring sliced almonds and crunchy celery.
Baked Brie with Cranberries and Pomegranate
This warm, gooey appetizer could easily be mistaken (or swapped in) for a dessert. The kicker? The concoction is as easy to make as it is mouthwatering. As in, unbelievably easy.
Pumpkin Pizza Crust with Arugula and Prosciutto
This is the perfect way to use those cans of pumpkin puree left over from Thanksgiving. Not to mention the perfect way to satisfy endless pizza cravings.
Sausage and Sweet Potato Stuffing
Fall isn’t complete without a hefty side of stuffing. For an updated version of everyone’s favorite classic, try adding the bold flavors of Italian sausage, sweet potatoes, apples, garlicky leeks and dried cranberries. If you need us, we’ll be over here scraping our plates.
Crispy Shredded Sprouts, Cider Short Ribs and Caramelized Shallot Pizza
Feast your eyes on the most decadent pizza. We’re talking short ribs that melt in your mouth, plus fontina, Gruyère and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheeses. Drooling yet?