7 Novel Appetizers To Delight Your Guests
Whether you’re hosting a brunch, corporate event, or formal dinner, the following appetizers are sure to steal the spotlight in your menu.
- Cranberry and Pomegranate Bruschetta
Reimagine bruschetta with this cranberry and pomegranate alternative. To make this simple recipe, you’ll need cranberries, ginger, sugar, honey, Sriracha sauce, cilantro, orange zest, a baguette, extra virgin olive oil, salt, ground black pepper, and cream cheese.
- Cranberry Almond Bacon Cheese Ball
Continuing on in the cranberry theme, this cheese ball recipe incorporates festive colors and flavors for the perfect appetizer centerpiece. Serve with cucumber slices, carrots, and celery sticks, or on baguette bread, pita chips, or crackers. The ingredients include cream cheese, white cheddar, bacon, dried cranberries, cilantro, Worcestershire sauce, and roasted almonds.
- Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread
Sweet and visually tempting, this spread is made with eight ounces of cream cheese, ½ cup caramel sauce, ½ cup toffee bits, and four to five apples and pears. You could also serve with pretzels.
- Mini Cheese Ball Bites
This handheld appetizer is a fun and creative way to delight guests. To make the cheese mixture, you’ll need salted butter, cream cheese, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, black pepper, and shredded cheddar cheese. For the topping, you’ll need dried cranberries, crushed nuts, green onion, and pretzel sticks.
- Santa Hat Cheesecake Bites
Cute and incredibly easy to make, these cheesecake bites are guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. You’ll need one plain cheesecake, 1 ½ cup whipped cream, and 12 strawberries.
- Crab-and-Cheese-Stuffed Mini Peppers
Sweet, creamy, and slightly crunchy, these mini peppers are a must at your next dinner party. To make these, you’ll need mini peppers, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, ground black pepper, cream cheese, and crabmeat.
- Spinach and Goat Cheese Tartlets
Last but not least, we have the spinach and goat cheese tartlets. Your appetizer menu is incomplete without them. The ingredients include unsalted butter, phyllo dough, parmesan cheese, vegetable oil, shallot, garlic, all-purpose flour, milk, grated nutmeg, salt, ground pepper, mild goat cheese, lemon zest, white wine vinegar, eggs, spinach, and chopped chives.