Possibly the best part of holiday season is the excuse to get festive and invite some friends over to eat, drink and be merry. To prepare you for the eat part, we’ve rounded up the best hors d’oeuvre recipes that Instagram has to offer. Whether you’re looking to warm up your tests pre-dinner party or are keeping things light, these savory and sweet treats (we’re talking everything from stationary cheese dips to the elegant oyster and even mini desserts) are all you need to impress your guests and inspire the hashtag #bestpartyever.
You'll Have Them Eating Out Of The Palm Of Your Hand.
Cheese dips are the perfect stationary hors d'oeuvres, allowing guests to serve themselves and stay interactive. Go with an upgraded take on a cheese dip like A Cozy Kitchen’s caramelized fennel and leek version and your guests will have found the perfect spot to stand around.
While pigs in a blanket may seem like a been-there-done-that kind of hors d'oeuvre, you can always bring it up a notch by adding an unexpected flavor into the mix. Try adding some heat with the tasty Korean seasoning Gochujang like Two Red Bowls and get ready for some compliments.
Never underestimate the oyster. These tasty bivalves need nothing more than to be cracked open, placed on ice, and served alongside some lemon wedges for your guests to squeeze overtop and you’re good to go.
These cute mini apple tarts from I am a Food Blog use apricot preserves and an ample sprinkle of cinnamon for the perfect hint of holiday spice. Even better? The recipe uses frozen puff pastry and the intricate rose design can be easily sculpted with simple apple slices for an easy-to-put-together recipe with maximum wow factor.