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Easy Appetizers

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Spiced Honey Pears

Spiced Honey Pears

Spiced Honey Pears

Take one bite of these spiced pears whipped up by our Test Kitchen and enjoy a scrumptious burst of flavors that will warm you up on even the chilliest winter nights.

5-Minute Guacamole

5-Minute Guacamole

5-Minute Guacamole

Shared by Sarah Berger of Minneapolis, Minnesota, this smooth avocado mix features fresh salsa for a zesty dip that's excellent on chips.

Gingersnap Pears

Gingersnap Pears

Gingersnap Pears

I made this recipe looked like an easy fruit crisp, and I happened to have all the ingredients on hand. It was a huge hit with our guest. I'm sure it would be just as delicious with fresh pears.—Dodi Mahan Walker, Peachtree City , Georgia
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Cider Cheese Fondue

Cider Cheese Fondue

Cider Cheese Fondue

Cheese lovers are sure to enjoy dipping into this creamy quick-to-fix fondue that has just a hint of apple. You can also serve this appetizer with apple or pear wedges. —Kim Marie Van Rheenen, Mendota, Illinois

Egg Penguins

Egg Penguins

Egg Penguins

These cute little appetizers are so adorable, they're likely to steal the spotlight at your next wintertime gathering or kids' party. No one believes how easily these whimsical bites come together.—Darline Michaelis, New Auburn, Wisconsin

Quick Crab Fondue

Quick Crab Fondue

Quick Crab Fondue

This recipe was given to me over 30 years ago from a man who used to make it at hunting camp. It's very fast to make, and hard to stop eating. Enjoy!—Kathy Brown of Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Stuffed Shrimp

Stuffed Shrimp

Stuffed Shrimp

Sandy Schneider of Naperville, Illinois shares this delightful shrimp appetizer that’s a breeze to make. The creamy three-ingredient filling has a hint of horseradish. TIP: These can be assembled a day ahead for convenience.
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Smoked Salmon Canapes

Smoked Salmon Canapes

Smoked Salmon Canapes

"My boyfriend's mother gave me the idea for this classy appetizer that I serve for Sunday brunch and special occasions like New Year's Eve," says Tristin Crenshaw, Tucson, Arizona. "The textures are flavors of the dill, cream cheese and smoked salmon are scrumptious together." Spread on cocktail rye bread, it's sure to be the toast of your buffet!"

Disappearing Fruit Dip

Disappearing Fruit Dip

Disappearing Fruit Dip

"This tangy dip never lasts long at our house," says Camille Langford of Branson, Missouri. "For variety, try substituting orange juice and orange peel."

Armadillo Eggs

Armadillo Eggs

Armadillo Eggs

The crust is crispy, and the peppers give this dish a nice zesty flavor. —Peggy Campbell, Welch, Texas

Chocolate Fruit Dip

Chocolate Fruit Dip

Chocolate Fruit Dip

I've been told I'm not allowed to come to neighborhood parties unless I bring this dip! It's always a big hit. I usually serve it with strawberries and pineapple, but it's good with other fruit, such as apples and melon.
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