14 Savory Pastries for People Who Don't *Love* Sweets

April 29, 2016

Some people love sweets. They crave cookies every afternoon and put ice cream in their coffee, they eat dessert for breakfast and use the candles on their birthday cake to wish for more anytime-cake. But not me.

Don't get me wrong, I love pie and treats just as much as the next person. But given the choice, I'd choose a salty, melty, cheesy pastry over a chocolate one any day of the week. I know I can't be alone in this, so here are 14 savory pastry recipes to make for everyone you know who prefers to keep things salty.

What pastries do you crave that aren't one bit sweet? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Sarah E Daniels

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It's mostly a matter of yeast.


Lisa W. May 11, 2016
Pissaladiere (the anchovies have to be really good), cheddar biscuits, tarte flambé.
Frederique M. May 11, 2016
Spanakopita? jamacain patties? sausage rolls? :P Yum. Plenty salty pastries to go!
Fifa A. May 1, 2016
- Picnic roll (puff pastry filled with ground meat and hardboiled egg)
- quiche
- cream croquette with crab meat and sweet corn
I'm almost hangry right now -_-
Sj D. April 29, 2016
spanakopita as well
Oui, C. April 29, 2016
5 FORKS!!!!!