20 Fall Appetizers to Serve at Your Next Family Gathering

Nothing beats a warm pimiento cheese dip.

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Kat Teutsch

You can't host Thanksgiving or any other fall get-together without serving up some warm and hearty appetizers. This fall, try one of these simple recipes with delicious seasonal ingredients like sweet potatoes, cranberries, and butternut squash.

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Kat Teutsch
Warm Pimiento Cheese Dip

Pull this gooey dip out of the oven right before guests arrive for an appetizer that'll keep them happy until it's time for dinner.

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Steve Giralt
Beet Crostini

If you ask us, beets are totally underrated. And these toasts topped with horseradish-infused crème fraîche are proof.

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Con Poulos
Smoky Red Pepper Hash Browns

The only thing better than crispy hash browns are bite-size crispy hash browns that you can pop into your mouth in one swift motion.

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Thyme Popovers With Ginger-Pear Butter
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Thyme Popovers With Ginger-Pear Butter

Ginger and pear aren't your typical combination. But when spread on these thyme popovers, the complimentary flavors are undeniable.

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Courtesy of Mom on Timeout
Mini Goat Cheese Balls

Keep your Thanksgiving guests satisfied with these adorable cheese bites.

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mini chorizo chili bowls
Courtesy of A Spicy Perspective
Mini Chorizo Chili Bowls

There's nothing more enjoyable then a bowl of thick and hearty chili in on a brisk, fall day. When family comes over for dinner, serve bite-size scoops in mini bread bowls.

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cheese and cherry crostinis
Courtesy of A Pretty Life
Tipsy Cheese and Cherry Crostinis

When prepping these crostinis, go heavy on the merlot-soaked cheese for an appetizer to remember or slice more thinly for a subtle starter.

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caramel apple spread
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Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread

For guests with a sweet tooth, this appetizer will not disappoint. Set up a spreading station with apples, pretzels, and pears, and your job is done.

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mac and cheese bites
Courtesy of Chef in Training
Mac and Cheese Bites

Mac and cheese is a staple side dish at any family gathering. Move it up on the dinner menu by turning it into an appetizer.

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Courtesy of Jo Cooks
Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs

A dash of maple syrup does wonders for this sweet and lean appetizer.

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Courtesy of Ciao Florentina
Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese

Add sweet taste and crunchy texture to these potato rounds with candied walnuts and a dash of brown sugar.

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Courtesy of Yellow Bliss Road
Spicy Cranberry Meatballs

Give everyone's favorite appetizer a sweet and spicy makeover with this homemade sauce.

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fall appetizers
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Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus

Hummus receives a spicy fall upgrade with pumpkin puree, chipotle chiles, and roasted pumpkin seeds.

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Courtesy of How Sweet Eats
Pomegranate Cheeseball

Roll pomegranate gems onto this appetizing ball packed with cream cheese, mascarpone, and white cheddar cheese.

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fall appetizers
Courtesy of Jessica in the Kitchen
Pear, Brie, and Caramelized Onions Quesadillas

Drizzled with a balsamic glaze, these quesadillas will become your go-to fall snack.

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fall appetizers
Courtesy of Whitney Bond
Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta

These festive foods create the best topping combination ever.

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fall appetizers
Courtesy of The Domestic Rebel
Maple Caramel Bacon Crack

This easy four-ingredient recipe uses store-bought crescent roll dough to ensure prep work is quick.

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Cranberry and Brie Bites

You better double the recipe for this elegant cheesy appetizer, which is guaranteed to be a crowd favorite.

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fall appetizers
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Baked Figs with Goat Cheese

Take advantage of fig season by baking these open-faced bites with cheese, walnuts, honey, and sage.

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fall appetizers
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Slow Cooker Apple Cider Maple Meatballs

Use your favorite apple cider drink to add autumn flavor to these meatballs.

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