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Tasty Finger Foods You Can Serve at Your Next Event

We know everyone goes to parties for the food, and when you’re trying to host the party of the year, the best way to do that is to up your appetizer game. If you’re looking for unique and delicious recipes to impress your guests, try out a few of these great treats that are simple to create and hard to mess up for chefs at any level of experience.

Bacon Jam and Brie Cups

This snack is both savory and sweet and is sure to impress your guests! Bacon Jam and Brie cups look like they took a lot of time and effort, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. To make this simple yet elegant recipe, you’ll need:

  • 6 oz. wheel or wedge of brie cheese 
  • Box of frozen Phyllo shells (about 15 in a pack)
  • About ½ cup bacon jam

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and greasing a cookie sheet. While the oven heats, remove the rind of your brie and chop what’s left into cubes. Line up your phyllo shells on the greased cookie sheet, then insert one cube of brie and a dollop of bacon jam into each one. Bake for about 10 minutes until the cheese is nice and melted, and then serve while warm!

Apple Pie Roll-ups

If you’re looking for a unique dessert choice, these apple pie roll-ups are the perfect finger food, and much easier than baking an apple pie from scratch! You’ll need:

  • 3 apples
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Apple pie spice
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3 tubes of crescent rolls 

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. While the oven heats, cut the apples into slices, 8 slices per apple, and set aside. Combine brown sugar and apple pie spice, leaving a small amount (about 1/2 tsp.) of apple pie spice for garnish. Next, melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl, and toss apples in butter.

Grab a cookie sheet and line with parchment paper. Open crescent roll tubes and roll out the triangles, separating them from each other and arranging them on the cookie sheet. Spread brown sugar and spice mixture onto each triangle, and then place one apple slice on the large end of the triangle and wrap the dough around the apple. Using brush or fingertips, brush the tops of each apple roll-up with butter and sprinkle the remaining apple pie spice on top. Bake for about 12 minutes, let cool for 5 to 10 minutes, and enjoy!

Apricot Ham Tea Sandwiches

These are the perfect snack for a baby or bridal shower, or even for a child’s tea party. To create these delicious tea sandwiches, you’ll need:

  • 4 oz. Cream cheese (½ block)
  • About 2 tbsp.Apricot preserve
  • Loaf of white bread
  • Sliced deli ham (about 1 lb. for this recipe)

Begin by mixing cream cheese and apricot preserve together until combined. Then, simply spread apricot cream cheese mixture onto each slice of bread and create a ham sandwich with the spread on both pieces of bread surrounding the ham. Cut crusts off the sandwich, then cut each sandwich into 4 small square sandwiches, or cut into fun shapes like hearts or stars! Serve cold, and try not to let them sit for too long, or the bread will become soggy.

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