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Cocktail Party Appetizers

Looking for recipes for cocktail party appetizers? Taste of Home has the best cocktail party appetizer recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Baked Figs

Baked Figs

Baked Figs

Here's a nice change from the traditional savory offerings. To keep the flavorful figs warm during your party, serve them in a chafing dish.— Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

Beef Tenderloin Lollipops

Beef Tenderloin Lollipops

Beef Tenderloin Lollipops

Bite-sized beef cubes are easy to pop in your mouth as you mingle at parties. The sweet caramelized onion and salty blue cheese add unforgettable taste.

Salmon & Cream Cheese Potatoes

Salmon & Cream Cheese Potatoes

Salmon & Cream Cheese Potatoes

Everyone enjoys these elegant-looking appetizers. You can assemble them several hours ahead and refrigerate until guests arrive.
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Pork Canapes

Pork Canapes

Pork Canapes

People will relish these festive, pretty appetizers. They're relatively simple to do, but looks impressive.—Ranee Bullard, Evans, Georgia

MIni Reuben Cups

MIni Reuben Cups

MIni Reuben Cups

Treat your company to this fun, simple nibble. The prebaked wonton wrappers hold all the savory flavors of a reuben sandwich.—Grace Neltner, Lakeside Park, Kentucky

Artichoke Cheesecake

Artichoke Cheesecake

Artichoke Cheesecake

I created this appetizer about 10 years ago. The combination of herbs and cheese seemed like a natural pairing. The addition of artichokes just took this over the top as a wonderful sensation.—Nancy Ringer, Wichita, Kansas

Fried Green Tomatoes with Jalapeno Pesto

Fried Green Tomatoes with Jalapeno Pesto

Fried Green Tomatoes with Jalapeno Pesto

I loved fried green tomatoes when I was a child. As an adult, I was able to combine two more of my favorite culinary delights to complement this classic dish and bring it to a new level. The combination of flavor is unbelievable.—Vickie Birkenmeyer West Palm Beach, Florida

Fresh Chili Salsa

Fresh Chili Salsa

Fresh Chili Salsa

This is a typical New Mexico appetizer that makes good use of fresh cilantro and locally grown tomatillos and serranos. Enjoy it with corn chips or crackers. —Molly Seidel, Edgewood, New Mexico

Southwestern Orange Dip

Southwestern Orange Dip

Southwestern Orange Dip

Letting the dip sit for 2 hours, allows the flavors to meld. Not only is it gook with chips, fruit slices would also benefit from the smoky kick. People ask for the recipe as soon as they taste it.—Pat Mowery, Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Bacon-Sausage Quiche Tarts

Bacon-Sausage Quiche Tarts

Bacon-Sausage Quiche Tarts

As a teacher, you attend many meetings and also have special celebrations with rest of the staff. The other teachers a very fond of this treat and often request that I bring it to our functions. — Jackie Milliken, Pittsboro, North Carolina

Caramelized Onion Dip

Caramelized Onion Dip

Caramelized Onion Dip

Once you taste this fabulous dip, you'll discover how much better it is than store-bought French Onion Dip. While it take a little longer to make, I promise you'll never go back to package dip.—Kelly Gardner, Alton, Illinois
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