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Fun and Festive Appetizers That'll Make People Think You're A Chef

Impress without stress.

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1. Caprese Wreath

The best recipes are the ones that require no cooking at all, and this beauty is just that. Get the recipe here.

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2. Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie

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Baked brie is probably the most impressive thing you can serve, and it's actually super easy to make. Just pop it straight in the oven, then cover it with pecans and maple honey — that's it! Get the recipe here.

3. Walnut, Sage, and Cranberry Stuffed Mushrooms

These savory stuffed mushrooms are filled with a delicious vegan walnut and cranberry mixture, but you can stuff them with just about anything you want (like shredded cheese for a super easy variation). Get the recipe here.

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4. Sweet Potato Rounds With Herbed Ricotta and Walnuts

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This recipe is essentially just plain ol' roasted sweet potatoes taken to the next level with a dollop of herbed ricotta. The best part? They come together in less than an hour. Get the recipe here.

5. Baked Camembert Bread Wreath

This festive recipe transforms frozen dinner rolls into an impressive pull-apart wreath with just five ingredients (including a round of camembert cheese, which melts into a decadent center perfect for dipping). Get the recipe here.

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6. Brie and Fig Crostini

These sweet and salty crostinis are made with only five ingredients and can easily be customized to fit your taste. Don't like figs? Swap in whatever preserve you'd like! Get the recipe here.

7. Spiked Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread

This easy-to-make party pleaser comes together in 15 minutes and is spiked with a generous pour of red wine (but feel free to sub in cranberry juice for the kids). Get the recipe here.

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8. Slow-Cooker Cranberry BBQ Meatballs

This dump-and-go recipe jazzes up frozen meatballs with ingredients like cinnamon, orange juice, and cranberry sauce. Get the recipe here.

9. Bacon-Wrapped Dates With Goat Cheese

These sweet and savory dates are surprisingly addictive and only take three ingredients to make. Get the recipe here.

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10. Jalapeño Cheddar Pull-Apart Monkey Bread

neighborfoodblog.com

This savory monkey bread uses canned biscuit dough to make the labor-intensive process of making bread a breeze. Get the recipe here.

11. Puff Pastry Cheese Straws

These crunchy breadsticks are made with only two ingredients — store-bought puff pastry and cheese — that's it! Get the recipe here.

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12. Slow-Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Just dump everything in and walk away. Get the recipe here.

13. Cheesy Pesto Bread

This beauty is made with a loaf of store-bought Italian bread — just dice it up, fill it with pesto and cheese, and bake it until it's toasted and melty. Get the recipe here.

14. Cranberry and Brie Bites

kitchensanctuary.com

These impressive puff pastry bites only take five ingredients and less than 30 minutes to make. Get the recipe here.

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