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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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During the Christmas season we have an appetizer dinner with two other couples. This super simple dessert is one of the items we've served. It was very popular and you can use it for either an appetizer or dessert.—Judy Wilson, Sun City West, Arizona
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Savory Stuffed Figs

Savory Stuffed Figs

Savory Stuffed Figs

“I use this three-ingredient recipe when I want a sweet and savory appetizer that’s simple to make. It can be made ahead, and is nice for elegant or casual parties.” —Maggie Zabinko, Anchorage, Alaska

Garlic Brie Pizza

Garlic Brie Pizza

Garlic Brie Pizza

Elegant occasions require fancy appetizers like this. Family and friends will be surprised to hear just how easy it is to prep.—Gail Cawsey, Sequim, Washington

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.
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Chutney-Topped Brie

Chutney-Topped Brie

Chutney-Topped Brie

This easy and elegant appetizer from Rebecca Irons in Lubbock, Texas has only four ingredients! “I first tasted something similar at a cheese shop,” she says. “Most any chutney flavor will work—from pineapple or mango to onion—for a toasty, melt-in-your-mouth treat on chilly days.”

Apple and Peanut Butter Stackers

Apple and Peanut Butter Stackers

Apple and Peanut Butter Stackers

The best way to get kids interested in cooking and eating right is to let them help. Sliced apple "sandwiches" are one fun way to pique their interest and kitchen creativity. —Shirley Warren, Thiensville, Wisconsin

Ghoulish Fingers

Ghoulish Fingers

Ghoulish Fingers

We serve this fun finger food at our annual Halloween party alongside sandwich rolls and condiments.—Marilee Davieau, Allentown, Pennsylvania

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

BBQ Chicken Bites

BBQ Chicken Bites

BBQ Chicken Bites

Chicken bites wrapped in bacon get a kick from Montreal seasoning and sweetness from barbecue sauce. We love the mix of textures. —Kathryn Dampier, Quail Valley, California

Sausage Breadsticks

Sausage Breadsticks

Sausage Breadsticks

Bring out the kid in everyone by preparing pigs-in-a-blanket with sausage links and refrigerated breadsticks. This old-fashioned finger food is a fun addition to a breakfast buffet. Or make a heaping plateful for a snack.

Buffalo Chicken Pockets

Buffalo Chicken Pockets

Buffalo Chicken Pockets

Here’s my idea of pub food made easy: biscuits flavored with Buffalo wing sauce and blue cheese. They're my Friday night favorite. —Maria Regakis, Saugus, Massachusetts

Cruisin' Crostini

Cruisin' Crostini

Cruisin' Crostini

"Another first place finish is my Cruisin’ Crostini. These tasty rounds are like bruschetta, but much easier. People always seem to savor the pretty red tomatoes and melted cheese," shares Amber Kimmich from Powhatan, Virginia.
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