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Fast and Easy Appetizers for Holiday Entertaining

The next time you have people over, don't stress about what to cook for them—these easy appetizer recipes require minimal effort, but deliver big flavor. Plus, who doesn't love some baked brie?

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    Cheese Croustades

    Cheese Croustades

    A dollop of sweet-tart cranberry relish hides at the center of the goat cheese and ricotta mousse for a burst of flavor. Garnish with fresh, oniony chives or tart lemon zest for some color and brightness. 1 (8-ounces) goat cheese log, at room temperature 1/2 cup salted European-style butter (4 …

    Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip

    Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip

    Filled with four kinds of cheese and plenty of tender artichoke hearts, this dip is creamy with a crisp, golden top. Be sure to drain the thawed frozen spinach well to avoid excess water, which can break the cheese sauce. 6 ounces cream cheese, softened 3 ounces Gouda cheese, grated (about 3/4 cup) 2 …

    Classic Deviled Eggs

    Classic Deviled Eggs

    A classic combination of mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and dill are the key to perfect deviled eggs. A heavy dose of mayonnaise gives the filling of these deviled eggs an extra-silky texture and rich flavor, while sharp Dijon mustard and fresh dill add acidity and brightness to the classic appetizer. …

    Mini Deviled Crab Cornbread Muffins

    Mini Deviled Crab Cornbread Muffins

    At his dinner parties in Harlem, chef and cookbook author Alexander Smalls pairs creamy, slightly spicy, fresh deviled crab with tender corn muffins, barely sweetened with brown sugar and studded with corn kernels, for a quick one-bite appetizer. Choose fresh crab over pasteurized for the best …

    Garlic-Butter Steak Bites

    Garlic-Butter Steak Bites

    A pan sauce made from roasted garlic, dry vermouth, butter, and Worcestershire envelops each cube of strip steak, ensuring every bite is as delicious as the last. These quickly stir-fried beef bites deliver all the savory luxury of a steakhouse-caliber steak, without the stress of over cooking one …

    Miss Kim's Fried Tofu

    Miss Kim's Fried Tofu

    At her restaurant Miss Kim in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Ji Hye Kim, a 2021 F&W Best New Chef, tosses deep-fried crispy tofu in a flavorful salty-sweet brown sugar glaze amped up with a handful of powerhouse ingredients, including Korean soy sauce (made exclusively from fermented soy beans), gochugaru …

    Spinach Dip Hot Bread

    Spinach Dip Hot Bread

    The classic spinach dip appetizer achieves new heights in this irresistibly cheesy appetizer from Mr. Digby's in San Francisco. This gooey, cheesy appetizer is perfect for watching the game, alongside a salad or bowl of soup, or on a lazy weekend afternoon. The toasty sliced sourdough boule is …

    Bacon-Wrapped Dates

    Bacon-Wrapped Dates

    A perfect cocktail party snack, bacon-wrapped dates are chewy, crispy, sweet, savory, and smoky all at once. Plump and tender Medjool dates are stuffed with a mixture of blue cheese and cream cheese, and a toasted walnut stands in for the pit. Fresh goat cheese could easily be swapped for the blue …

    Baked Brie with Spiced Pears and Cherries

    Baked Brie with Spiced Pears and Cherries

    Crispy, buttery puff pastry encases creamy Brie and fresh and dried fruit for this appetizer perfect for any gathering. For this rich appetizer, creamy Brie is topped with a spiced fruit-and-nut mixture and encased in a buttery, crisp robe of golden brown puff pastry. Prepare the fruit and spices …

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