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Easy Appetizer Recipes

With only 5 ingredients, these apps are real time-savers. Take a peek at these recipes for snack mixes, dips, cheese spreads, roll-ups, meatballs and more.

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When barbecuing for friends at home, I also use the grill to serve up hot appetizers. These crowd-pleasing stuffed peppers have a bit of bite. They were concocted by my son. —Catherine Hollie, Cleveland, Texas
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Gouda Bites

Gouda Bites

Gouda Bites

In Defiance, Ohio, Phylis Behringer seasons refrigerated dough with garlic powder before baking them into golden Gouda-filled cups. It's hard to believe the delectable little appetizers come from just three ingredients.

Cranberry Camembert Pizza

Cranberry Camembert Pizza

Cranberry Camembert Pizza

“After I’d tasted this quick yummy pizza at a party,” writes Heidi Mellon from Waukesha, Wisconsin, “I just knew I had to have the recipe. I’ve been serving it in my household for years, and it always disappears in minutes.”

Apple Sausage Appetizers

Apple Sausage Appetizers

Apple Sausage Appetizers

In Blasdell, New York, Dolores Barnas bakes sausage slices in a sweet glaze. This no-fuss appetizer makes plenty, so it's great for a football party or holiday gathering...just serve with toothpicks.
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Lemon Balm Stuffed Daylilies Salad

Lemon Balm Stuffed Daylilies Salad

Lemon Balm Stuffed Daylilies Salad

I served this special salad at my garden party. I love using the flowers I grow in my own garden in many different recipe and this dish is absolutely delicious.—Mary Jane Jones, Lisbon, Ohio

Warm Strawberry Fondue

Warm Strawberry Fondue

Warm Strawberry Fondue

For a delightful dessert, Sharon Mensing needs only a handful of ingredients to fix this unusual fruit fondue. "Use grapes, bananas, strawberries and angel food cake cubes as dippers," she suggests from Greenfield, Iowa.

Festive Crab Cakes

Festive Crab Cakes

Festive Crab Cakes

Barbara Nowakowski of North Tonawanda, New York stirs up excitement at parties with these picture-perfect tarts filled with a pleasant combination of cream cheese, crabmeat and cranberry sauce.

Creamy Thyme Spread

Creamy Thyme Spread

Creamy Thyme Spread

Mary Steiner of West Bend, Wisconsin shares a make-ahead cracker spread that showcases thyme and garlic. "A neighbor who has an herb garden gave me the recipe," Mary writes. "It's simple to stir up and makes a special appetizer for company. It's also fun to serve at a party."

Yogurt & Honey Fruit Cups

Yogurt & Honey Fruit Cups

Yogurt & Honey Fruit Cups

This tasty combo of fresh fruit and creamy orange-kissed yogurt is guaranteed to disappear fast. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Refreshing Fruit Dip

Refreshing Fruit Dip

Refreshing Fruit Dip

From Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, Jessica Humphrey shares this colorful dip made by blending peaches and strawberries from the freezer. "Sometimes I don't completely thaw the fruit first, because I like the dip cold," she says.

Macaroon Fruit Dip

Macaroon Fruit Dip

Macaroon Fruit Dip

I rely on make-ahead dishes like this when entertaining. Serving the dip in a pineapple shell makes for a pretty presentation. —Jean Forster, Elmhurst, Illinois

Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter

We eat a lot of peanut butter, so I decided to make my own. I checked the price of peanut butter up here against the cost of making my own and found mine to be much cheaper, with the added value of knowing what goes into it! Not to mention it's a whole lot tastier. —Marge Austin, North Pole, Alaska
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