The holidays always bring to mind love, friends, family, a sparkling Christmas tree and of course tasty bites and mouth-watering dishes. Today I am sharing with you some holiday appetizers that would satisfy everyone’s appetite. Their simple elegance suits any party.
CREAM CHEESE & MANGO CHUTNEY APPETIZER
3tbsp. of regular cream cheese
1 tbsp. of chopped fresh chive
1 pie crust (store bought or homemade)
Chop chives and mix them together with the cream cheese. It wasn’t hard at all was it 🙂 ? Next is the equally hard task of opening a jar of mango chutney and put aside.
Form your pie crust into a circle and using a mid-sized cookie cutter cut out as many little discs you can and place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Pre-heat the oven to 375F (180C) and pre-bake them for about 10 minutes or until starting to turn a pale golden color.
Remove from oven and leave on cookie sheet to cool for a few minutes. Spread about a tsp of the cream cheese on top of each little disc and add 1/2 tsp of chutney on top. Bake for another 3-4 minutes and serve.
GOAT CHEESE & CHILI JELLY APPETIZER
3tbsp. of goat cheese
1 tsp of fresh thyme leaves
1 pie crust
2 tbsp. of chili jelly for topping
Mix together the room temperature goat cheese and fresh thyme; put aside. Follow the previous steps to create the pie crust discs. After pre-baking them, leave to cool for a few minutes. Spread about a tsp of goat cheese mixture on top of each and add a bit of chili jelly on top. Bake for another 4-5 minutes and serve.
GOAT CHEESE & POMEGRANATE PORT APPETIZER
3tbsp. of goat cheese (room temperature)
1 tbsp. of fresh pomegranate
1/2 tsp fresh sage, finely chopped
2 tbsp. of pomegranate port topping
Mix together goat cheese and herb; cut out pie crust as previously instructed; pre-bake them and place 1 tsp of goat cheese on each and add the topping and 3 pomegranate jewels (to me they are like rubies) on top of each.
Bake for another 3-4 minutes and serve.
CREAM CHEESE & CARAMELIZED ONION APPETIZER
3 tbsp. of cream cheese
1 tsp of taragon (fresh) chopped
1 pie crust
2 tbsp. of caramelized onion with brandy (or any topping you enjoy)
Mix together cheese and herb; cut out pie crust and pre-bake; cool and spread a tsp of cream cheese mixture on each. Top with the caramelized onion topping and bake for another 5 minutes.
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