11 Make-Ahead Hors d’Oeuvres
Add a Surprising Twist to a Familiar Favorite
Gooey grilled cheese is refreshed with a dollop of fruit chutney.
Get the recipe: Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches With Chutney
Update a Stalwart
Crostini, a cocktail-party classic, gets an upgrade with fennel slaw.
Get the recipe: Prosciutto Crostini with Lemony Fennel Slaw
Skip Last-Minute Fussing
Ridiculously addictive stuffed pockets can go from oven to serving platter, with no additional prep needed.
Get the recipe: Spiced Beef Empanadas With Lime Sour Cream
Keep these seasoned chicken strips warm in the oven until you’re ready to serve.
Get the recipe: Peanut Chicken Skewers With Chili Mayonnaise
Use Shortcut Ingredients
A tasty nibble made with precooked shrimp proves that fancy hors d’oeuvres do not necessarily require fancy footwork.
Get the recipe: Mango Shrimp in Endive Leaves
Thick-cut potato chips make complex, flavorful bites fast.
Get the recipe: Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Crisps With Radicchio
And talk about convenient―apricots swathed in bacon can be assembled days in advance, then cooked straight from the freezer.
Get the recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Apricots With Sage
Minimize Dirty Pots and Pans
This luscious, oozy treat, seasoned generously with fragrant garlic and thyme, is baked right in the box it came in.
Get the recipe: Baked Camembert With Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Make These If You’re Short on Time
Look Like a Pro
Here, frozen puff pastry dough is spread with tangy crème fraîche and topped with a sweet and savory mix of onions and apples.
Get the recipe: Caramelized Onion Tarts With Apples