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Tomato-Goat Cheese Spread

1 review

A good friend shared this recipe with me. It is super easy and so delicious. Guests will love it! It's best served with crackers that aren't strongly seasoned. —Linda Alexander, Madison, Wisconsin

Pepperoni Pizza Spread

14 reviews

Loaded with popular pizza ingredients, this cheesy concoction is wonderful on crackers of all kinds. —Connie Milinovich, Cudahy, Wisconsin


Apple-Pecan Baked Brie

3 reviews

As family arrives for a get-together, I make sure this fruity and savory Brie is in the oven so the...


Caramel Havarti

1 review

Havarti cheese is a wonderful dessert cheese and is made even better by pecans, caramel topping and apples. This recipe...


So Very Berry Brie

11 reviews

I needed to make something quick for a wine and cheese party, and had a bounty of berries on hand....

Toasted Almond Crab Dip

2 reviews

I got the recipe for this super spread from my sister-in-law years ago, and it's always popular at social gatherings....


Appetizer Wreath

55 reviews

I have lots of fun with this festive appetizer wreath. I often place a bowl of stuffed olives in the...

Crab Spread

12 reviews

My family has fond memories of traveling to my parents' house for Christmas dinner. After a 12-hour drive, we'd be...


Brie with Apricot Topping

10 reviews

Folks will think you fussed over this pretty appetizer, but it took our Test Kitchen only minutes to top a...


Goat Cheese Spread in Roasted Pepper Cups

I had a similar dish in a restaurant in Seattle, and when I returned home I just had to try...


Hot Seafood Spread

5 reviews

This creamy flavorful dip from Linda Doll of St. Albert, Alberta is sure to be popular at parties. “Bake it...