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Recipe Roundup- 15 Easy Appetizer Recipes (Plus Bonus)

appetizers, partiesSheri SpalloneComment

Believe it or not, the holidays are knocking on our door, which means entertaining and family gatherings are soon to come!  Have no fear, we have got you covered!  Whether you are the courteous hostess or the gracious guest, our 15 favorite quick and easy appetizers are elegant enough for any occasion.   

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1.  Fig and Herbed Brie Cups Recipe- Sweet and savory in one mini morsel, featuring Brie cheese, Thyme, and Cherchies® Fig Preserves.

Fig and Herbed Brie Cups Recipe

Fig and Herbed Brie Cups Recipe

2.  Pretty Pepper Hummus Recipe- Sweet peppers and homemade deliciousness; featuring Cherchies® Pretty Peppers or for more of a kick, Cherchies® Pretty Hot Peppers.

Pretty Pepper Hummus Recipe

Pretty Pepper Hummus Recipe

3.  Sausage Bites With Cranberry Mustard- Sweet and savory and oh sooo easy, featuring Cherchies® Cranberry Mustard.

Sausage Bites With Cranberry Mustard Recipe

Sausage Bites With Cranberry Mustard Recipe

4.  Hot Pecan Spread Recipe-  Perfect enough for a crowd!  We dare you to try just one bite!  This recipe features Cherchies® Garlic Seasoning and Cherchies® Pretty Peppers.

Hot Pecan Spread Recipe

Hot Pecan Spread Recipe

5.  Seared Citrus Cilantro Scallops Recipe- Impress your guests with these elegant savory gems, featuring Cherchies® Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Seasoning Blend.

Seared Citrus Cilantro Scallops Recipe

Seared Citrus Cilantro Scallops Recipe

6.  Tomato Basil Cups Recipe- Bacon, tomatoes and Swiss Cheese, all bundled up with Cherchies® Basil Pizzazz.

Tomato Basil Cups Recipe

Tomato Basil Cups Recipe

7.  Tuna Pinwheel Recipe- Buttery, savory, melt-in-your mouth tuna bites, featuring Cherchies® Champagne Mustard or Cherchies® Hot Banana Pepper Mustard.

Tuna Pinwheels Recipe

Tuna Pinwheels Recipe

8.  Cherry Hot Pepper Bruschetta RecipeCherries, blue cheese, and Cherchies® Cherry Hot Pepper Jam all piled atop a lovely toasted baguette.  Substitute cranberries and Cherchies® Cranberry Hot Pepper Jam for the holidays.  

Cherry Hot Pepper Bruschetta Recipe

Cherry Hot Pepper Bruschetta Recipe

9.  Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts RecipeSalty bacon, crunchy water chestnuts, and tangy sweet Cherchies® Cranberry Mustard.  Tasty!

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts Recipe

10.  Herbed Dip Recipe- Whether it's a refreshing dill or garlic, or a spicier cajun or mexican flair, our seasoning blends make a tasty dip for all seasons!  Serve vegetables and dip in shot glasses for a festive party display.

Herbed Dip Recipe

Herbed Dip Recipe

11.  Pretty Crab Cake Recipe-  Make this recipe, except roll the crab cakes into miniature cakes and serve with Peach Salsa Dipping Sauce.  The products featured are Cherchies® Pretty Peppers, Cherchies® Vidalia Onion Peach Salsa, and Cherchies® Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Seasoning Blend.

Pretty Crab Cakes Recipe

Pretty Crab Cakes Recipe

12.  Cheesy Hot Pepper Jam Thumbprints Recipe- Cheesy, savory, sweet appetizer bites.  Prepare an assortment of thumbprints with our Hot Pepper Jams or sweet preserves.  Festive, easy, and fun!

Cheesy Hot Pepper Jam Thumbprints Recipe

Cheesy Hot Pepper Jam Thumbprints Recipe

13.  Pepper Jam Cream Cheese Appetizer- Unexpected company?  No problem! Keep your pantry stocked with Cherchies® Hot Pepper Jams or preserves and serve over cream cheese for an amazingly quick appetizer!

Pepper Jam Cream Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Pepper Jam Cream Cheese Appetizer Recipe

14.  Cocktail Meatballs Recipe- Place meatballs, Cherchies® Cranberry Preserves or Cherchies® Cranberry Hot Pepper Jam and chili sauce into a crock pot, turn it on low and walk away!  Meatballs will be ready when guests arrive!

Cocktail Meatballs Recipe

Cocktail Meatballs Recipe

15.  Marinated Cheese Recipe- Always the "big cheese" at any party, but grab some for yourself, because this appetizer will disappear before your eyes!  This recipe features Cherchies® Pretty OR Pretty Hot Peppers and Cherchies® Garlic Seasoning.

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16.  BONUS!  I couldn't decide on just 15, because my favorite go-to recipe of all time for last minute guests...A CHEESE PLATE!  Purchase some nice cheeses, crackers, meats, olives, dried fruit, etc., and pair them with different Cherchies® Hot Pepper Jams, Cherchies® Preserves, or Cherchies® Mustards.  Allow your guests to come up with different combinations for a flavor explosion.  The perfect conversation starter!

So, with a little planning and shopping, you will have easy peasy appetizers on hand for any celebration that pops up this holiday season!  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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