7 Easy Appetizers That Are Better Than A Bread Basket

Garlic Knots: Garlicky, herby, and smothered in butter, it's difficult to choose just one of them. Furthermore, these knots can be prepared in less than an hour, making them a great last-minute appetiser if you need to feed a large group.

Baked Brie In Puff Pastry: We filled ours with raspberry jam, but you could use your favourite spread or jelly. Drizzle with honey, and you'll have a warm, cheesy appetiser that feels extra sophisticated in no time.

French Dip Pinwheels: These simple pinwheels pay tribute to our favourite French dip sandwich. Roll these tightly to obtain those super-tight spirals (and don't skip the au jus!)

Parmesan Bread Bites: If you enjoy garlic knots, this recipe is essentially a bite-sized app version, with gooey cheese, garlic butter, and fresh herbs. Sage and thyme are used here to enhance seasonal flavour, but feel free to substitute whatever herbs you choose.

Baked Brie Wreath: This Christmas season, honey-glazed melted brie combined with herb-infused crispy pizza crust equals pure delight. Make your own pizza dough, buy it at the store, or get some from your favourite pizza place (just ask).

Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Bites: Little puff pastry squares are topped with caramelised onions and crumbled goat cheese for a quick appetiser that always impresses. The final step is a gentle spray of honey for a salty sweet mix that everyone will like.

Cranberry Brie Pull-Apart Bread: Pull-apart bread reaches a whole new level, thanks to brie and cranberry sauce. Use your favorite homemade sauce recipes, but store-bought works too if you're short for time.