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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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Three incredible cheese balls in flavors like pesto, horseradish-bacon and Gorgonzola make for a dazzling display at any get-together. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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More Christmas Appetizers

Appetizer Blue Cheese Logs

Appetizer Blue Cheese Logs

Appetizer Blue Cheese Logs

Three kinds of cheese and some curry powder make this cheese log a little more lively than most.

Asparagus Bruschetta

Asparagus Bruschetta

Asparagus Bruschetta

For a light bite, Elaine Sweet created these pretty appetizers. “I really like asparagus, so I’m always trying it in different things,” says the Dallas, Texas reader. "This is a delicious twist on traditional bruschetta."

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.
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Crunchy Onion Sticks

Crunchy Onion Sticks

Crunchy Onion Sticks

Although I've been collecting recipes for more than 50 years, I never tire of tried-and-true ones like this.—Leora Muellerleile, Turtle Lake, Wisconsin

Honey-Nut Endive Appetizers

Honey-Nut Endive Appetizers

Honey-Nut Endive Appetizers

Sweet and savory flavors combine in this elegant appetizer. It's a nice, light option to serve before a big meal.—Carmel Gillogly, Fort Mill, South Carolina

3-in-1 Cheese Ball

3-in-1 Cheese Ball

3-in-1 Cheese Ball

Three incredible cheese balls in flavors like pesto, horseradish-bacon and Gorgonzola make for a dazzling display at any get-together. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Crispy Lime Chips with Crab

Crispy Lime Chips with Crab

Crispy Lime Chips with Crab

Creamy crab dip tops the lime-flavored chips perfectly. These would be popular at a party, so it's a good thing they make a lot. —Tracey Stone, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Sweet Potato Tartlets

Sweet Potato Tartlets

Sweet Potato Tartlets

My family can't resist sweet potatoes when they're mashed, placed in crunchy phyllo shells and topped with marshmallows. The bite-size tarts are fun to eat, too!—Marla Clark, Moriarty, New Mexico

Vegetable Wreath with Dip

Vegetable Wreath with Dip

Vegetable Wreath with Dip

Vegetables and dip are a mainstay at most holiday parties. I like to dress up this appetizer by cutting vegetables into festive shapes and arranging them as a wreath. It's a nice conversation piece. —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana

Chive Biscuit Ornaments

Chive Biscuit Ornaments

Chive Biscuit Ornaments

Ring in the holiday season with these tender bell-shaped bites from our Test Kitchen home economists. they used cookie cutters and whole chive "hangers" to from the warm and appetizing ornaments, which get a slight kick from red pepper flakes.

Cheese Spread Pinecone

Cheese Spread Pinecone

Cheese Spread Pinecone

folks quickly cluster around this outdoorsy appetizer from Cindy Harrington of Euless, Texas. She turned her super cheese spread into a pinecone—using slice almonds, dill sprigs and a cinnamon stick!
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