Rut-Busting Winter Recipes

Rut-Busting Winter Recipes

Are you in a recipe rut? If you find yourself making the same recipes repeatedly, and have lost the joie de vivre in your kitchen creations, take a moment to learn about a few often-overlooked savory winter recipes.

Each recipe delivers warm comforts we all seek this season: caramelized vegetables, smooth melted cheese, aromatic spices. At the same time, these hearty recipes require bake times of 30 minutes or less each. Not only will you add some zest to your recipe rotation with these tried-and-true gems, but you will have more time to enjoy your finished creations with loved ones!

Baked Brie With Plum Preserves and Spiced Pecans

baked brie with pecans

You’re only a few simple ingredients and just 10 minutes away from a rich and soothing dish. This baked brie recipe combines warm brie with a gourmet preserve and a nutty crunch. Pick an artisan brie from your cheesemonger, gather pecans, Bonne Maman Golden Plum Mirabella Preserves, and Walkers Shortbread mini oat crackers, and you have the star ingredients. This recipe boasts flavor and nutrients. One of the most nutritious nuts, pecans, are cholesterol-free and feature numerous essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Gooey melted brie topped on Walkers Shortbread’s oat crackers delivers another nutrient boost: oats. Oats contain a unique antioxidant that helps improve heart health. While you enjoy the delicious combination of flavors, you can enjoy the health benefits too!

Baked Brie With Roasted Vegetables

baked brie with vegetables

With a base of Walkers Highland Oat Crackers’ earthy flavors, this baked brie recipe variation layers candied garlic, red peppers, and other vegetables with sweet balsamic and warm creamy brie. Serve this recipe on a winter night when relaxing around the fire, or feature it with hors d’oeuvres before a platter of roast chicken or pork. Perfect on a chilly evening, warm brie helps set the mood for a relaxing meal. The layers of roasted vegetables tease an abundance of flavors into every bite. This recipe tastes like it took hours to prepare, but probably won’t last nearly that long before it’s gone!

Chicken Pot Pie With Carrots, Caramelized Onions and Shortbread Crust

chicken pot pie

What would winter be without a rich and velvety chicken pot pie and buttery crust? When it comes to seasonal cooking, pot pies offer everything a winter meal needs: warmth and comfort. This recipe blends peas and root vegetables with chicken in a delicious gravy beneath a buttery shortbread crust. Requiring only four Walkers Shortbread finger cookies, the shortbread crust blankets the pot pie filling while the flavors set during baking. Tap into the flaky crust and release warm aromas of sage and thyme. The creamy gravy soaks into the veggies and chicken, making every bite a savory rich delight.

Try one—or all!—of the winter recipes above and show us your creations. Tag us in your photos on Facebook, Twitter @Shortbread and Instagram @walkersshortbread.

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