Delicious and amazing shower appetizer recipes to try right now.
Hosting a wedding or baby shower can be a truly enjoyable process, but planning the menu can be a challenge Relax, get creative, and remember that the one area of a menu where you can have the most fun is with the appetizers. It's the perfect way to try new recipes while also impressing your guests. To give you some inspiration, we put together a list of some amazing shower appetizer recipes that will have your guests begging you to share the ingredients. Have fun, enjoy, and don't let your mouth water all over your keyboard.
Brie En Croute with Fig Chutney
1/4 pound dried figs, chopped
1/4 pound dried apricots, chopped
1/4 pound dried peaches, chopped
1/4 pound raisins
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons toasted pistachios
2 tablespoons toasted almonds
1 tablespoon crystalized ginger
1 teaspoon minced green chile pepper
Sea salt and pepper to taste
1 lemon, zest and juice
Combine the dried fruits, onion and vinegar in a medium saucepan, and add enough water to cover the ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until the mixture achieves the thickness of honey, stirring frequently. Puree the pistachios, almonds, ginger, chile pepper, salt and pepper in a food processor, or with a mortar and pestle. Add with lemon zest and juice, stirring well.Spread fig chutney on top of brie wheel, wrap in puff pastry and bake at 400 degrees until golden, about 20 minutes.
Goat Cheese Marinara
1 Package goat cheese (in a block or round, not crumbled)
1 Jar of your favorite marinara sauce (or make your own, see page ___)
Optional: pine nuts and/or herbs of your choice for garnish (such as basil, oregano, or your favorite Italian blend)
Preheat oven to 350. Place goat cheese in an oven safe baking dish (that can also be used as your serving dish). Morph goat cheese into whatever shape you prefer. Cover with marinara sauce. Sprinkle with pine nuts and herbs (optional). Bake in oven until goat cheese is heated through. Serve with toasted pita, or any dipping mechanism of your liking
Simple Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
1 pound ground pork sausage or sausage links
2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
2 8 ounce packages fresh mushrooms, stems removed
1/2 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Dash of Paprika
Set oven to broil. Cook sausage over medium high heat until brown. Drain skillet and add sausage to a medium sized bowl. Mix cream cheese with the sausage. Stuff mushroom caps with the cream cheese and sausage mixture. Top each mushroom with a dash of paprika. Sprinkle Parmesan over the top. Arrange stuffed mushroom caps on a medium baking sheet. Broil in the preheated oven 2 to 3 minutes, until lightly browned.