Browse our best ideas for appetizers to get your party planning started. Everyone knows the best parties are the ones with the best food, so pick a variety of appetizer options ranging from stunning hors d'oeuvres to the perfectly crafted (and super easy!) cheese plate. Plan to serve a range of appetizer recipes, baked appetizers, chilled appetizers, and even grilled appetizers, so that you have a constant rotation of platters at the ready, and that there's no back up in the kitchen waiting for the coveted spot in the oven. Start the party with these delicious bites that are sure to enliven everyone's appetite.
Baked Brie with Golden Raisin Compote
Created by Elizabeth Bennett of Mill Creek, Wisconsin, this hearty appetizer is best made ahead before your guests arrive. "The Brie is rich enough to carry the appetizer with a tart and sweet compote," Elizabeth said. "To ease slicing, keep Brie chilled until ready to use."