Fall Appetizer Recipes

Looking for fall appetizer recipes? Allrecipes has more than 130 trusted fall appetizer recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Cranberry Salsa

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Tangy and sweet with a bit of a bite. Quick and easy, and always requested at gatherings.

Fried Razor Clams

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A simple recipe for fried razor clams, a western Washington treat. Sometimes I fry the bodies, reserving the tougher necks for chowder. Dip in cocktail sauce. The spicier the better for me!

Pumpkin Fritters

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Plump little pumpkin fritters with a hint of curry.

Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade

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Roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts and garlic are the main flavors in this bright tapenade. This simple recipe can be used as a dip for vegetables and pita triangles or as a sandwich spread.
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Stuffed Mushrooms IV

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An 18th Century recipe that I have altered slightly. Better make a double batch because these go fast. Sausage can be substituted for ground beef if you'd like.

Chef John's Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

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I've always enjoyed hot spinach artichoke dip, but it always struck me as a little oily. I decided to try a mayo-less version, and then raised the stakes even higher by excluding the sour cream as well. To counter this, a bit more cheese was added, and the results were amazing. A rich, creamy, cheesy, not greasy dip.

Papa Drexler's Bavarian Pretzels

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Fun to make, traditional pretzels are great with a nice mug of beer!

Chef John's Eggplant Escabeche

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This spicy preserved eggplant is a refreshing and vibrantly-flavored side dish or appetizer served on grilled bread.

Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

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This is similar to the hot wings recipe served at a popular restaurant chain. If you have ever had them, you have to love them.

Cheese Fondue

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I've been making this fondue since the early 70's. Always so good!

Corn Fritters

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Nothing warms up a cool night like a plateful of old-time corn fritters! Dig in, these are delicious!

Sugar Coated Pecans

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These sweet pecans are wonderful snacks for any occasion.

Inspiration and Ideas

Eggplant Spread

"This is my Russian grandmother's version of Italian caponata. Serve with your favorite bread or crackers. We like rye bread!" – Karen Cooke

Tailgating Spicy Taco Cheese Ball

"A firecracker of an appetizer. With Mexican cheeses, seasonings, and jalapenos, the taste is creamy-smooth and fire-hot. My husband will eat it all gone!" – mis7up

Quick Apple Pie Bread

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Warm, sweet bread that smells as good as it tastes! My husband and I can't get enough of this bread!!