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Country Woman Appetizers

Find Country Woman Magazine appetizers for a delicious start to your dinner or meal. Get appetizers from our Country Woman Magazine.

Nutty Caramel Apple Dip

Nutty Caramel Apple Dip

Nutty Caramel Apple Dip

Looking for a standout appetizer that could double as a dessert? Try this fast, no-fuss favorite that Darlene Brenden whips up for family and friends in Salem, Oregon. “It’s a fun change of pace for your munchies menu and an easy way to get folks to snack on apples instead of junk food,” Darlene points out.

Marinated Mushrooms and Cheese

Marinated Mushrooms and Cheese

Marinated Mushrooms and Cheese

From Mendota, Illinois, Kim Marie Van Rheenen shares a simple but scrumptious recipe with make-ahead convenience. “I like to serve these savory mushrooms alongside sliced baguettes and crackers,” Kim suggests. “They’re colorful and so versatile. You might like to vary the cheese or add olives, artichokes or a little basil.”

Brie with Apricot Topping

Brie with Apricot Topping

Brie with Apricot Topping

Folks will think you fussed over this pretty appetizer, but it took our Test Kitchen only minutes to top a round of smooth and creamy brie with warm sweet apricots. This is one easy appetizer certain to make any occasion “special.”
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Deviled Ham Stuffed Eggs

Deviled Ham Stuffed Eggs

Deviled Ham Stuffed Eggs

I make these stuffed eggs once a month for a fellowship meal at church-and I've yet to bring one back home! Different from typical versions, these hard-cooked eggs get a subtle crunch from chopped veggies, and deviled ham adds zing.

Chutney Stuffed Eggs

Chutney Stuffed Eggs

Chutney Stuffed Eggs

My aunt shared this recipe with me many years ago. The chutney is a very tasty addition to the eggs!—Mrs. Patrick Dare, Fergus, Ontario

Western Black Bean Dip

Western Black Bean Dip

Western Black Bean Dip

This hearty bean dip is full of flavors from the Southwest. After one taste, you'll know how good it is and wonder how it can be good for you, too!—Pat Cassity, Boise, Idaho

Layered Three-Cheese Spread

Layered Three-Cheese Spread

Layered Three-Cheese Spread

I first made this spread for a baby shower, and it was a huge success. This appetizer tastes like a club sandwich and looks picture-perfect when served. Conveniently, the cream cheese layer can by made ahead of time.

Festive Cheese Beach Ball

Festive Cheese Beach Ball

Festive Cheese Beach Ball

Made to resemble a beach ball, this appetizer always rounds up compliments. It's filled with a variety of cheese, and each cut through the ball gives guests a taste along with garnishes of their choice.—Florence McClelland, Fredonia, New York

Mexican Corn Dip

Mexican Corn Dip

Mexican Corn Dip

For tasty make-ahead dip try this recipe. It goes fast at office parties or any gathering. Mildly spicy, it's easy to alter if you want it to have more of a kick. Make sure your corn chips are large enough to scoop up a hearty helping.

Cheesy Corn Dip

Cheesy Corn Dip

Cheesy Corn Dip

We like to munch on this tasty dip before dinner is ready. I also take it along to tail-gating or card-playing parties.—Pat Habiger, Spearville, Kansas

Cheesy Beef Taco Dip

Cheesy Beef Taco Dip

Cheesy Beef Taco Dip

For a warm, hearty snack with a bit of a kick, try this recipe. It's a hit with my family, and guests rave about it, too. Ideal for parties, it makes a big potful. The only "utensil" you'll need to serve it with is a brimming bowl of tortilla chips.
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