November Baking Challenge

savory vegetable cheese tart with a slice on a serving utensil

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November 2018 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Savory Vegetable Cheese Tart

Complete with a deliciously buttery crust, a savory ricotta + fresh herb + parmesan cheese filling, and topped with ANY vegetable you like– this tart challenge will be as delicious as it will be fun.


Everyone who participates in the November Sally’s Baking Challenge is automatically entered. See below for How to Join Sally’s Baking Challenge. My assistants and I keep track of your photos and randomly select 1 winner at the end of the month. This giveaway is open to the whole world. Visit the Sally’s Baking Challenge FAQ page if you have any questions about my baking challenges!

How to Join Sally's Baking Challenge

  1. Recipe: On or around the 1st of each month, I publish a new challenge recipe. Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published!
  2. Bake & Comment: Bake the recipe during that month.
  3. Send: Share your recipe photo with us via email: [email protected]. By emailing your recipe photo, you are automatically entered in the giveaway. For a bonus entry, leave a review on the challenge recipe. Instagram direct messages are hard to track, so please email your recipe photo instead. Feel free to share on social media using #sallysbakingchallenge and tagging me (@sallysbakeblog), but the only way to guarantee you are in the running is sending your entry via email.

Want to subscribe? Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published.

Let’s Review the October Baking Challenge

October 2018 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Toffee

Homemade toffee? CHECK! You crossed from-scratch candy making off your list in October. A dessert category many are nervous to attempt, you accepted the toffee challenge and ran with it. Many of you made the original recipe for pumpkin spice toffee, but I loved the unique variations covered in dark chocolate, sprinkles, and even pretzel pieces. I’m thrilled with the participation!

One of my favorite recipe reviews came from reader Monica:

“Sally does it again! This is absolutely delicious! Not only does my home smell like a candy store, but the toffee looks so elegant in a glass jar! This is a keeper recipe for fall staples. Thank you!”

We gathered as many pumpkin spice toffee photo entries as we could and included them below. (Email is the best way to guarantee your photo will be included!)

collage of pumpkin spice toffee images

collage of pumpkin spice toffee images

collage of pumpkin spice toffee images

collage of pumpkin spice toffee images

collage of pumpkin spice toffee images

collage of pumpkin spice toffee images

collage of pumpkin spice toffee images

Giveaway winner for October is Kristen and she has been notified. 🙂

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  1. So good to have a savoury pie recipe Sally!!! Looks amazing…:D

    1. Thanks Gemma!

  2. sharon roodhuyzen says:

    Awesome idea!! Will get this one done asap! 🙂

    1. Can’t wait for you to try this one!! 🙂

  3. The savory tart will be my first try at your baking challenge – and just in time, as my kitchen renovation is finally (well, almost finally) done!

    1. How exciting to have a finished kitchen just in time for the holidays! I’m thrilled you’ll be participating this month 🙂

  4. Austria Azaceta says:

    Hi Sally!
    You had me at cheese!! So excited for this baking challenge. Looking forward to making a savory pie. Have a happy Halloween!!

    1. I’m so happy you’re excited, too! 🙂

  5. Kristin Inagaki says:

    Yes, going to make this for sure!

    1. Yay! Can’t wait to share the recipe tomorrow 🙂

  6. I’m already adding it to my Turkey Day menu looks Delish!!

    1. A delicious addition to Thanksgiving!

  7. Angel Stevens says:

    I am so excited for this challenge — thank you Sally

    1. Thank you Angel!

  8. Cheese, beets, and butternut!!! Heaven!!!

    1. Oh YUM! 🙂

  9. Yum! Can’t wait for the recipe!
    I’m sure Noelle will look adorable! So exciting that she’s walking! I’ve got a son just over 2 who has downs syndrome and not walking yet so I know how much it means when they finally master it. (I have another child who is walking)

  10. Yum. Yum. Looking foward to this savory recipe.

    1. Thanks Trisha!

  11. Kristine Volmar says:

    You had me at CHEESE! Can’t wait = )

  12. Debra Chohamin says:

    I can’t wait to try this,,,,I’ll let you know how mine turns out. BTW,,where did you get those forks…that’s NEAT!! deb

    1. I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Aren’t the forks cute? I found them on Etsy! 🙂

  13. Oh my !beautiful pie! Can’t wait to try

  14. Yay! Missed the last couple of baking challenges, so can’t wait to jump back on in there with this one! Neat idea to kick off holiday season with a savory, too! Hope you had a fun first trick-or-treat!

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