Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes – easy quick recipes

Easy and Fun Thanksgiving appetizer recipes that will please everyone

Pumpkin Latte – so good any time of the year

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1 cup warm or hot milk
1/4 cup brewed coffee
1/4 cup pumpkin (canned)

1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon white chocolate chips
1/4 tsp granulated sugar



1.  place all ingredients into your Vitamix (or whichever blender you own) and secure the lid.
2.  Select variable 1
3.  Turn machine on and slowly increase the speed to variable 10, and then turn to high
4.  Blend for 35-45 seconds or until your desired consistency is reached.

This is so incredibly good, everyone will love it.


Bake that Brie –  this recipe is mouth watering yummy for everyone

thanksgiving appetizer recipes

Baked Brie


  • 1 5 inch round brie
  • sliced baguette
  • sliced apples
  • carrot sticks
  • celery sticks


1- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

2- Wrap up the brie in a piece of tin foil and completely enclose

3- Place onto a metal sheet pan

4- Bake until the Brie cheese is gooey, about 15-2 minutes

5- Serve up with the carrots, celery, apples and bread for dipping

Bite Sized Baked Brie!!  – how can you go wrong with this, you can’t

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2 cups small red grapes
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup pecans
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest kosher salt
One 8 oz wheel Brie
Two 1.9 ounce packages mini phyllo shells (about 30)
Coarsely ground black pepper



1.  First preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss the grapes with the oil on a rimmed baking sheet.
2.  Bake, tossing only once, until the grapes burst and are very soft, 25 to 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, spread the pecans out on a second rimmed baking sheet, and bake until very golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

Let cool, then finely chop.

3. Transfer the grapes to a small bowl with a slotted spoon, allowing the oil to drip through.

4. Stir in the lemon juice, the zest and a pinch of salt; set aside to cool completely.

5. Stir in the toasted pecans.

The compote can be made up to a day ahead and refrigerated.  Bring to room temperature before serving.

6. Cut off the edges of the Brie wheel to make the shape of a square

7. Cut into 30 cubes. Put a cube in each phyllo cup, and put the cups on a rimmed baking sheet.

8. Bake until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

Top each cup with some of the compote, and garnish with a dusting of pepper.

Serve warm.

Thanks to the Foodnetwork for this awesomely good recipe.


Parmesan Straw Bread Sticks – everyone’s favorite


thanksgiving appetizer recipesIngredients 

1 large egg
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 tsp mustard powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
All-purpose flour (for rolling)
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (thawed)


    1. Preheat oven t0 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  In a sm bowl, whisk an egg and 1 tbsp water together; set to side (egg-wash)
      In another sm bowl, combine Parmesan, mustard powder, salt and cayenne; set to side.
    2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough (folded in thirds) to a 16 by 12-inch rectangle.  With the short side facing you, cut it in half crosswise; brush one side of both halves with the egg-wash. Sprinkle the egg-washed half with cheese mixture.  Sandwich halves together, the egg-washed sides facing in; press gently to adhere. Run the rolling pin over dough to seal.
    3. With the shorter side facing you, cut the dough crosswise into 24 strips, each 8 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Place strips, 1 inch apart, onto two baking sheets; twist strips, pressing down on ends to adhere them to sheets.
    4. Bake until cheese straws are golden and puffed 8-10 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through.

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19 Replies to “Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes – easy quick recipes”

  1. The recipes look great! I love pumpkins and coffee, so the Pumpkin latte is just the perfect combination. Can’t wait to try it! I am not so sure of putting celery sticks into the baked brie though – any other vegetables that I can substitute this with? Thanks for sharing these! 🙂

    1. Ohhh but it tastes so gooood!!!

      Don’t knock it till you try it 🙂

      I guess you can use carrots?

      Thanks for your comment !!

  2. Well at this time last of year I have some time till thanksgiving comes but boy have you made me look forward to it! We have been hosting thanksgiving at our house for about 8 years now and have kind of avoided appetizers. As it is a large menu for a lot of people and we have a small kitchen to work with but you really have me craving some of those ideas. I love the idea of puff pastry bite size Brie app. They look so tasty, when it comes to Brie I need sweet favours with buttery flaky pastry and I am set. Thank you for the great ideas, count down is on for thanksgiving

    1. omg I know!! Thanksgiving is right around the corner!!!

      I’m already planning Christmas posts !!

      Where does the time go??

      Thank you for your comment. 🙂


  3. Hello Maherbani,
    This is very good article and i loved it. The Pumpkin Latte looks very taste and have already grabbed the recipes and also shared with my friends. My question is, is it possible to have many recipes for fast foods from all different cultures (european to african)?

    1. Hi there 😉 I don’t see why not? Let’s find out and figure it out. If I find out I’ll let you know, and if you find out before me, let me know!!! Wouldn’t that be incredible? Cheers to you my friend =)

  4. Wow, this looks amazing! I’m a huge fan of pumpkins and lattes, and here is a recipe combining two of my favorite things in the world. Those Brie recipes look totally amazing too. Heading off to look for ingredients to try and make these today. Hope I find them and bring back that cozy Thanksgiving vibe. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Love the pumkin latte myself and it’s always okay to have one of those! Glad to hear you enjoyed the recipes and are off to buy the ingredients!

      Thanks for your comment =)

  5. Thanks for this post, very easy to make recipes with Thanksgiving/Holidays fast approaching. I must say you have combined some interesting ingredients that I would never have thought of, brie and grapes, canned pumpkin in my coffee.

    I will definitely give these a try this holiday season. Please keep them coming, I am marking your site for future reference.

    1. Thank you! I have gathered some interesting recipes off the web and will continue to do so.
      The pumpkin latte is one of my favorites!

      Happy Thanksgiving!!

  6. I am making that pumpkin Latte tonight, it looks superb. The baked brie I’ve done a number of times and is delicious, I’ve never tried it with apples though, it’s also good with either French bread or new potatoes.
    Thanks for the info.

  7. The pumpkin latte looks delicious. I used to work at a coffee shop type restaurant and made them during this time of year but never tried one. Looks like i will have to.

  8. It’s getting to be that time of the year again! Eating and more eating. You have some great recipes here that would add to the Thanksgiving table.

    I deep fried my turkey for the first time last year and I am never going back! Have you deep fried turkey?

    Thanks for the awesome recipes!


    1. lol – no deep frying turkeys for me. i’ve been a vegetarian for over 30 years. they’re some great non meat recipes for us non eating animals for Thanksgiving. that’s an idea for a future post! thanks for you comment!!

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