christmas appetizers

Christmas appetizers are the perfect complement to a holiday party. They help to stage the room and provide a space for guests to mingle and graze before dinner. Whether you’re hosting a small dinner party or an entire holiday buffet, these easy, impressive and delicious appetizers will be a hit!

Decadent Brie and Pear Tarts – These elegant hors d’oeuvres are ready in just 20 minutes. They’re savory, sweet, sophisticated and a real crowd pleaser!

Buttery & Flaky Baked Brie Puff Pastry – These delicious cheesy bites are made with buttery puff pastry and melty brie. Add a bright pop of cranberry sauce to this classic dish and you’ll have a winning recipe for the holidays!

Goat Cheese Pine Cone – This goat cheese recipe is a fun twist on a classic dip. It’s seasoned with tarragon, thyme and garlic for an extra kick. Serve with crackers, and you’ll have a crowd-pleasing dish that your guests will love!

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Peppadew Peppers – These bite-sized snacks are the perfect holiday appetizer. They’re savory and sweet, with just the right amount of spice!

Cranberry Brie Bites – This simple appetizer is melty and gooey with sweet cranberry sauce. They’re so easy to make that you can even prepare them a day in advance and pop them in the oven just before your guests arrive.

Tree-Shaped Tortilla Roll-Ups – These tortilla rolls are stacked to look like a tree and served with salsa for a delicious, festive snack!

Fruit Kabobs – These colorful snacks are perfect for all types of parties. They’re easy to assemble and a great way to use up leftover fruits from the fridge!

Soft Garlic Breadsticks – These are soft, fluffy, and flavorful. They’re a great alternative to traditional crostini and are so easy to make!

Homemade Bruschetta – This homemade bruschetta is simple to make and makes a delicious appetizer for any occasion. It’s a must try!

Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board – This simple charcuterie board is perfect for any holiday gathering. It’s full of cheese, cured meats, crackers and other delicious finger foods!

Pigs in a Blanket – These delicious and quick to prepare recipes are the perfect starter for your next holiday meal. They’re cheesy, juicy and flaky.

Chicken Parfait Cups – These fancy-looking appetizers are easy to assemble and cook. They’re also a great alternative to store-bought dips or pizza.

Deviled Eggs – These deviled eggs are a classic and always popular at holiday parties. They’re so easy to make and look super cute on a platter, especially if you pipe them!

Keeping the appetizers at the right temperature is vital before and during the event. This can be done with a few strategies, such as using chafing dishes and crock pots to keep the hot items warm, or setting cold dishes on top of ice to keep them cool.

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