3 Tasty Assemble & Serve Hors D'oeuvre Recipes

Today on the blog, I am redefining your classic cheese and cracker combo with three new creations.  There are so many great products and flavors on the market today, why not spice up this classic pairing?  

The three recipes I am sharing evolved from some of my staple cheesescape ingredients that were the biggest hit with my guests.  Having pre-assembled nibbles tends to be popular with guests during cocktail hour because the flavor profiles are intriguing and all of the work (ie. assembly) is already done.  In addition, these are great alternative nibble options when I am not wanting to put together a full cheesescape because they are easy to make, delicious to eat and most of the ingredients I already have in my pantry. If you are looking for something new and low fuss to serve, I highly recommend trying one of these concoctions at your next cocktail party. 

For the Pear Bites:

  1. Simple & Crisp Pear Crisp
  2. Gorgonzola Crumbles
  3. Chopped Candied Walnuts
  4. A few pieces of freshly julienned sage (you can cut clean and even pieces of sage with kitchen shears)
  5. Light drizzle of lavender honey (regular honey works well too)

For the Cheddar Bites:

  1. Apply a thin layer of Eat This Flamin' Raspberry Preserve to a 34 Degrees Poppyseed Crisp
  2. Top with Freshly Shaved White Cheddar Cheese (*I use a vegetable peeler to shave the  cheddar cheese)

For the Spicy Brie Bites:

  1. Place a 1/4-1/2 inch thick slice of brie on top of a 34 Degrees Natural Crisp
  2. Top each brie slice with a dollop of Virginia Chutney Company Hot Peach Chutney
  3. Sprinkle each bite with fresh thyme and red chili flakes