Easy Holiday Appetizers

Our favorite – and easy – holiday appetizers:

Baked Feta

Warm, cream feta topped with sun-dried tomato pesto or tapenade – irresistibly delicious.

Top a block of feta cheese with sun-dried tomato pesto or olive tapenade  (all ingredients available on our Antipasto Bar). Bake at 425˚F for 15-20 minutes until soft and spreadable. Serve warm with bread or crackers or pita wedges.

Tropical Prawns

Impress your guests with one of our favorite appetizers. Tangy, sweet, easy and fun.

Mae Ploy sweet chili sauce
Orange marmalade
Raw peeled, deveined prawns
Toasted coconut flakes

Combine equal parts chili sauce and marmalade and toss prawns to coat. Bake at 375F for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through. Top with toasted coconut flakes.

Cranberry Cocktail Sausages

Bring a holiday twist to cocktail sausages with our Blood Orange Cranberry Sauce.

Aidells Chicken & Apple Mini Sausages
Our Own Cranberry Sauce
Spicy mustard

Brown a package of mini sausages in a lightly oiled sauté pan. In a separate bowl, combine 1 cup cranberry sauce and 1/4 cup mustard. Add cranberry mixture to sausages and warm through. If sauce seems too thick, add a few tablespoons of water.

Blue-Stuffed Dates

Sweet, smoky, tangy flavors in an elegant and decadent bite-size treat

Medjool dates
Blue cheese
Smoked almonds
Nonna Pia’s Balsamic Reduction

 Slice dates lengthwise, remove pits. Stuff with blue cheese. Top with a smoked almond and drizzle with balsamic reduction.

Hot Bean and Rosemary Asiago Dip

As easy and delicious as it gets! Serve with bread or crackers and satisfy your guests

White beans
Rosemary & Olive Oil Asiago

Drain 1 can of white beans. Mash with a potato masher or pulse in a food processor to make a chunky purée. Add about 1/4 cup water — just enough to achieve dip consistency. Toss with 1/4 pound shredded Asiago cheese. Transfer to an oven-safe dish and bake at 400˚F until browned and bubbly, about 8-10 minutes.

Sausage Meatballs with Sauce

Easiest meatballs you’ve ever made. Get creative with sauce options!

Our Own Italian Sausage
Your favorite sauce

Roll bulk Italian sausage into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 375˚F for 10-15 minutes, or until cooked through. Heat sauce of choice and coat meatballs well. Serve hot. Be adventurous! Try Indian simmer sauce, Korean barbecue or spicy ketchup.

Chimichurri Party Bread

Expect everyone to gather around this until it’s gone! Serve with plenty of napkins.

Macrina Bakery Casera
Our Own Chimichurri Sauce

Slice a large loaf of Macrina Casera bread into 1-inch slices, leaving the bottom intact. Turn and slice across for a cross-hatch pattern. Place on baking sheet with a small ball of foil underneath to help it “bloom.” Drizzle generously with melted butter and Our Own Chimichurri Sauce. Bake at 400˚F for 7-10 minutes, until warmed through.

Butter Rum Pecans

Candied nuts do not get any easier or more delicious than this. Great gift idea, too.

Harvey’s Butter Rum Batter
Pecan halves

Heat Harvey’s Butter Rum Batter in skillet over medium heat until bubbly. Add pecan halves and stir until just coated. Cool on a baking sheet.

Chipotle-Cherry Cheese

You’ll love these sweet cherry and spicy chipotle flavors over creamy goat cheese.

Bonne Maman cherry preserves
Olo’s Chipotle Paste
Laura Chenel goat cheese

Heat cherry preserves in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir in chipotle paste to taste. Pour over fresh goat cheese log. Serve with crackers or sliced baguette.

Lemon Curd Tartlets

Include a sweet option among your party fare with these cute little gems.

Mini pastry shells
Lemon curd
Whipped topping
Blueberries

Fill each mini pastry shell with lemon curd and top with whipped topping. Garnish with one or two fresh blueberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be made 1-2 hours ahead, garnish just before serving.

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