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One of the largest collections of trusted party and holiday appetizer recipes on the internet. This appetizer index page contains my wonderful Bruschetta, Canape, and Crostini recipes. The recipes are very easy-to-follow and will give you delicious results. Check the recipes out, prepare them for your family and friends, and ENJOY the compliments you will receive!

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Bruschetta Appetizer Recipes:

Artichoke Goat Cheese Bruschettas
Artichoke and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Recipe and photo by Betty Rosbottom, author of Big Book of Backyard Cooking. Betty says, "The prep work took less than 20 minutes. An hour before the party, I mounded the artichoke purée onto toasted baguette slices and added a sprinkle of crumbled goat cheese."



Chevre Smoked Salmon Bruschetta
Chèvre Cheese and Smoked Salmon Bruschetta

This is a delightful appetizer. Fast, easy and so pretty on a plate. Look for quality smoked salmon or trout, and a good Chèvre (goat cheese).




Egyptian Tomato Bruschetta
Egyptian Tomato Bruschetta
I have discovered a wonderful flavor infusion of Egyptian and Italian cuisine! The tomato marinade recipe came from Maha Barsoom and her Egyptian Tomato Salad recipe. After making her tomato salad, I enjoyed the flavors of lemon, garlic, and fresh herbs so much, that I chopped up some of the tomato salad and served as a bruschetta that the whole family enjoyed.



Honey Walnut Spread
Honey Walnut Spread

I adapted this great appetizer recipe, originally by Chef Roxanne O'Brien of the Walnut Marketing Board to share the wonderful flavors of honey and goat cheese.



Mushroom Tartlets

Mushroom Lemon Dill Tartlet
Tartlet shells may be purchased or homemade. They may be made of either pie dough, Filo dough, or bread slices (your choice). These mushroom tartlets are great to serve at an afternoon tea.



Naan Bread
Naan Bread with Tomato Raisin Fusion Salsa

This makes an easy healthy and quick snack or meal. This would even be great as an appetizer, as the flavors are very bright and complex. This is similar and reminds me of a Tomato Bruschetta.



Oyster Bruschetta
Oyster Bruschetta

Oysters lovers will devour these appetizers!


Pomodori Al Forno
Pomodori Al Forno - Oven-Baked Tomatoes
Pomodori Al Forno are tomatoes baked with olive oil and herbs until their flavors are deeply concentrated (as the tomatoes cook, their color deepens to a dark crimson color), then marinated in additional olive oil, garlic, and more herbs until they become truly glorious and wonderful to eat. These are SO GOOD!


Spanish Tomato Toast (Pan con Tomate)
Spanish Tomato Toast
This simple but delightful combination of toasted bread and tomatoes is a classic Catalan tapa servedbefore the meal. In every village and restaurant in Spain, they make a simple tapa called "pan con tomate", bread with tomatoes. Thick slabs of country-style bread are toasted over a wood fire until lightly golden. The bread is rubbed with garlic, tomato halves are smeared all over the toast (tomato pulp will rub off onto bread), drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil, and sprinkled with coarse salt, and freshly ground black pepper. The light sprinkling of salt over the tomato and olive oil is essential to bring the flavors together.



Toast with Chocolate and Fleur de Sel
Toast with Chocolate and Fleur de Sel

Imagine - chocolate as an appetizer! So simple to make and so good! This recipe has been adapted from the cookbook Cooking for Mr Latte, A Food Lover's Courtship, with Recipes, by Amanda Hesser.



Tomato Bruschetta
Tomato Bruschetta

This Tomato Bruschetta is the most wonderful appetizer during fresh tomato season. Easy to prepare and bursting with summer flavors, these bruschetta make a great snack, appetizer, or side dish. Try it and you'll be hooked!


Canapé Appetizer Recipes:

Smoked Salmon Caviar Canapes
Smoked Salmon and Caviar Canapes

Smoked salmon and caviar are a natural combination for a gourmet appetizer. This is a very easy-to-make, but very gourmet, appetizer or starter dish for the "grandest" of affairs.


Truffle Canapes
Truffle Canapes

These canapes look elegant and are delicious. A very simple way to serve truffles to your guests. By using shavings, it makes your truffle go further.



Crostini Appetizer Recipes:

Black and Green Tapenade with Goat Cheese Crostini
Black & Green Tapenade with Goat Cheese Crostini

This recipe and photo are courtesy of Chef Wolfgang Puck, owner of the Beverly Hills restaurant called Spago, one of America’s most high profile celebrity chefs.



Cauliflower Crostini
Cauliflower Crostini

When I first saw this recipe using cauliflower, I though "How interesting. I must try this one." Naturally I can't leave any recipe alone and had to make a few changes. You and your guests will definitely love this unusual appetizer.



Chickpea Crostini
Chickpea Crostini

The chickpea spread can be made ahead of time to cut prep work on party day.



Burrata Crostini
Crostini with Burrata Cheese, Pink Pepper, and Arugula

This crostini recipe and dinner menu were generously shared with my by Linda Sandberg of Newberg, OR. Linda belongs to a Gourmet Dinner Group that delights in making wonderful foods that they share together.


Mushroom Crostini


Crostini with Mushrooms, Prosciutto, and Blue Cheese
A delicious way to serve mushroom appetizers.



Crostini with White Truffle Oil, Olive Paste, and Lavender
Crostini with White Truffle Oil and Olive Paste

I adapted this recipe from the cookbook La Vera Cucian by Carlo Middione - Carlo describes this recipe as, " This is a magic dish I eat with intimate friends because I often find myself licking my fingers to catch every essence of the truffle."


Goat Cheese & Balsamic-Honey Crostini
I adapted this great appetizer recipe from the cookbook The Wine Sense Diet.

Goat Cheese and Truffle Oil Crostini
Women especially love these wonderful crostini with truffle oil.

Mushroom Crostini
Mushroom Croustades

This is a family favorite that can be made ahead and frozen. These bite-size appetizers disappear before your eyes.



Roast Beef Crostini
Roast Beef & Arugula Crostini with Olive-Red Pepper Relish

These are fabulous for a party, and so easy to assemble!


Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Crostini
Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Crostini

So easy to make and so good!



Tomato and Avocado-Goat Cheese Crostini
Tomato Avocado-Goat Cheese Crostini

These appetizers can be made anytime of the year, but be sure and make this recipe when fresh vine-ripened tomatoes are in season.



Walnut, Arugula, and Gorgonzola Crostini
This recipe was shared with me by Peggy Bucholz of Tucson, AZ.


Finger Food Appetizers:

Blue Cheese and Hazelnut Shortbread
Blue Cheese and Hazelnut Shortbread

I served this wonderful Blue Cheese & Hazelnuts Shortbread with my Truffle Custard at a wine tasting. I also added a dab of fig preserves on top of the cream cheese.  So wonderful with red wines!


Filo Tomato Tart
Filo Tomato Tart

This tart could be served as an appetizer or as a main entree.



French Onion Pissaladière
French Onion Pissaladière - French Onion Tart
A Pissaladière is a French onion tart that is similar to a pizza or a savory pie. This classic French flatbread combines a crisp crust with smooth caramelized onions and zesty cumin seeds. This is the perfect accompaniment on your cheeseboard.


Grilled Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Sandwich
Grilled Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Sandwich

A very unusual and tasty cheese sandwich. So simple and so good! The pepper makes a wonderful tasting statement along with the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. These go great to serve at your wine tastings.


Prosciutto Pinwheels
Prosciutto and Gruyere Pinwheels

The recipe is from the April 2003 Bon Appetit Magazine.The perfect appetizer with Champagne.



Radish, Butter and Bread Open-Face Sandwiches
Radish, Butter, and Bread (open-faced sandwiches).
This is a favorite appetizer that has appeared on European menus for decades. Four ordinary ingredients - bread, butter, salt, and radishes - become a gourmet delight when they are eaten together. This is quite possibly the perfect reward, along with a glass of wine, for yourself and guests.


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