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Christmas Appetizers

These appetizer recipes are perfect for family and friends to gather during Christmas. Find party-ready options for easy appetizers, finger foods, dips, spreads plus more Christmas appetizers and hors d'oeurves.

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Antipasto Braid

We're fans of Mediterranean food, so this play on antipasto is a favorite in my family. Meat and cheese make it a nice, hearty appetizer. —Patricia Harmon, Baden, Pennsylvania
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Salsa Cheesecake

Salsa Cheesecake

Salsa Cheesecake

After receiving this recipe from a friend several years ago, I made it for our family Christmas party. It's now one of our traditional holiday foods. It's a tasty spin on taco dip.

Jamaican Shrimp

Jamaican Shrimp

Jamaican Shrimp

Zesty jerk seasoning is a nice complement to sweet mango in this crowd-pleasing appetizer. Although this delicious dish takes time to prepare, it's conveniently made ahead and refrigerated until ready to serve.

Stromboli Slices

Stromboli Slices

Stromboli Slices

“I've served this dish to teens, college students and a women's group," laughs Rachel Jackson in Pennsville, New Jersey. "Everyone has loved it, and many people have asked for the recipe. Easy and delicious, it's sure to please your party guests!”
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Nutty Blue Cheese Spread

Nutty Blue Cheese Spread

Nutty Blue Cheese Spread

With great blue cheese flavor and nice texture from the pecans, this super- simple spread has a company-special feel. Perfect with veggies or crackers, it’s ideal for parties. —SHERRY HULSMAN, ELKTON, FLORIDA

Sweet Berry Bruschetta

Sweet Berry Bruschetta

Sweet Berry Bruschetta

I've made this recipe by toasting the bread on a grill at cookouts, but any way I serve it, I never have any leftovers. The bruschetta is sweet instead of savory as is often expected, and visitors enjoy that change. -Patricia Nieh of Portola Valley, California

Spicy Cashews

Spicy Cashews

Spicy Cashews

“These seasoned nuts are so good, it’s hard to stop eating them,” reports Jean Voan of Shepherd, Texas. “I made them for gift baskets and got many compliments. They are perfect for the holidays but delicious to munch anytime.” TIP: Package a batch in a festive tin to give as a hostess gift.

Spiced Nut Mix

Spiced Nut Mix

Spiced Nut Mix

When we were newlyweds, our first Christmas was pretty lean. I usually make presents, but that year I had no idea what I could afford to put together. A good friend gave me a special gift—this recipe and a sack of ingredients. I think of her every time I stir up this mix. —Patti Holland, Parker, Colorado

Brie with Artichokes

Brie with Artichokes

Brie with Artichokes

If you're looking for something special for your holiday hors d' oeuvres table, this tangy out-of-the-ordinary appetizer will fill the bill. "It is so popular with my friends that I try to keep Brie cheese and artichoke hearts on hand at all time," relates Lucy Banks from Jackson, Mississippi.

Ham N Cheese Quiches

Ham N Cheese Quiches

Ham N Cheese Quiches

When I need a festive finger food, this quiche recipe's the one I reach for. With cheese in both the crust and the filling, eating one naturally leads to another.

Basil Cream Cheese Bruschetta

Basil Cream Cheese Bruschetta

Basil Cream Cheese Bruschetta

This appealing appetizer takes classic bruschetta to new heights. Instead of olive oil, these savory treats are spread with reduced-fat cream cheese, then topped with tomato, green onion and ripe olives.—Michelle Wentz, Fort Polk, Louisiana

Chilaquilas Appetizer

Chilaquilas Appetizer

Chilaquilas Appetizer

I learned how to make this recipe when I was attending high school in California. It's been a family favorite for years.—Joy Frost, Wood River, Illinois
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