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3 Easy Party Hors D’Oeuvres

Eva Amurri shares 3 Easy Hors D'Oeuvres

Party Season is upon us! As you know by now, entertaining at home is one of my favorite things to do. There is nothing more fun to me than getting a great group of people together to celebrate anything under the sun!  I especially love a rather impromptu or last-minute party.  There’s something about those that end up being the best—I can never figure out why. Today I thought I would share my go-to 3 Easy Hors D’Oeuvres trio that is just perfect for last-minute parties. I love these little appetizers because they are perfect to pair with cocktails and really simple to assemble—only one item is cooked! There is also a vegetarian option and two of the three are so healthy.  I happen to think all three look delightful on a platter, too.  Aesthetics matter when entertaining, of course!  Hopefully having these three Easy Hors D’oeuvres in your back pocket will inspire you to take on some last-minute entertaining at your own home! Watch the video below to follow along with my entertaining How-To.

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Baked Bacon-Wrapped Date Bites

Ingredients…

(Makes 20-30…)

Directions…

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.  Get out a nonstick sheet pan, preferably with sides to avoid splatter from the bacon grease.
  2. Slice each date, making sure to just cut an opening and not to slice it all the way through into two pieces. Fill each date with goat cheese.
  3. Next, slice your bacon strips across horizontally to make double the amount of pieces. Wrap one piece of bacon around each date approximately 1.5 times, securing with a toothpick, and place on a sheet plan.
  4. Repeat Steps 2 & 3 until all your dates are stuffed and wrapped.
  5. Place your sheet pan in the middle of the oven and bake for 10-15 mins. 
  6. After 10-15 minutes, remove the sheet pan from the oven and slightly turn each date so that they are evenly browned.
  7. Return the pan to the oven and bake for an additional ten minutes or until golden brown.  
  8. Remove and serve warm!

 

Eva Amurri shares 3 Easy Hors D'Oeuvres

Baked Bacon-Wrapped Date Bites

A delicious and super easy hors d'oeuvre
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Hors D'Oeuvres
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people
Calories 256 kcal

Equipment

  • Sheet Pan
  • Toothpicks

Ingredients

  • 20-30 Dates, pitted (I always make extra of these…just trust me!)
  • 10 oz. Goat Cheese, softened
  • 12 oz. Bacon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.  Get out a nonstick sheet pan, preferably with sides to avoid splatter from the bacon grease.
  • Slice each date, making sure to just cut an opening and not to slice it all the way through into two pieces. Fill each Date with goat cheese.  
  • Next, slice your bacon strips across horizontally to make Double the amount of pieces. Wrap one piece of bacon around each Date approximately 1.5 times, securing with a toothpick, and place on a sheet plan.
  • Repeat Steps 2 & 3 until all your dates are stuffed and wrapped.
  • Place your sheet pan in the middle of the oven and bake for 10-15 mins. 
  • After 10-15 minutes, remove the sheet pan from the oven and slightly turn each date so that they are evenly browned. 
  • Return the pan to the oven and bake for an additional ten minutes or until golden brown.  
  • Remove from oven and serve warm!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Baked Bacon-Wrapped Date Bites
Amount Per Serving (2 piece)
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 330mg14%
Potassium 167mg5%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 307IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Bacon, Baked, Bites, Date, Hors D'Oeuvres
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Eva Amurri shares 3 Easy Hors D'Oeuvres

 

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Disks

Ingredients…

(Makes about 20)

Directions…

  1. On top of each cucumber disk, arrange a smear of goat cheese (if using) and top with a bite-sized piece of smoked salmon.  
  2. Top with a small piece of fresh dill.
  3. Consume these within 30 minutes of making, you don’t want them to get too warm or be left outside in hot weather!

 

Eva Amurri shares 3 Easy Hors D'Oeuvres

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Disks

The easiest of all the Hors D'Oeuvres!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Hors D'Oeuvres
Cuisine American
Servings 20 servings
Calories 90 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • On top of each cucumber disk, arrange a smear of goat cheese (if using) and top with a bite sized piece of smoked salmon.
  • Top with a small piece of fresh dill.
  • Consume within 30 minutes of making. You don’t want them to get too warm or be left outside in hot weather!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Smoked Salmon Cucumber Disks
Amount Per Serving (3 disks)
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 262mg11%
Potassium 86mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 276IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Cucumber, Disks, Hors D'Oeuvres, Smoked Salmon
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Eva Amurri shares 3 Easy Hors D'Oeuvres

 

Caprese Salad Bites with Balsamic Glaze

Ingredients…

(Makes about 24)

Directions…

  1. Begin by slicing the cherry tomatoes and the mozzarella balls in half.
  2. Taking a toothpick, put the 1 tomato half flat side down at the bottom of the toothpick (you want the Caprese Salad Bite to be able to stand on its own on the flat bottom). Follow with a small piece of torn basil, then half a mozzarella ball, then a tomato.  
  3. Repeat step 2 for all of your bites, and line them up on your serving platter. 
  4. Drizzle Balsamic Glaze over the top and serve alongside a small bowl of glaze for extra dipping!

 

Eva Amurri shares 3 Easy Hors D'Oeuvres

Caprese Salad Bites with Balsamic Glaze

An easy and delicious Hors D'Oeuvre
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Assembly Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Hors D'Oeuvres
Servings 24 servings
Calories 23 kcal

Equipment

  • Toothpicks

Instructions
 

  • Begin by slicing the cherry tomatoes and the mozzarella balls in half.
  • Taking a toothpick, put the 1 tomato half flat side down at the bottom of the toothpick (you want the Caprese Salad Bite to be able to stand on its own on the flat bottom). Follow with a small piece of torn basil, then half a mozzarella ball, then a tomato.  
  • Repeat step 2 for all of your bites, and line them up on your serving platter. 
  • Drizzle Balsamic Glaze over the top and serve alongside a small bowl of glaze for extra dipping!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Caprese Salad Bites with Balsamic Glaze
Amount Per Serving (4 bites)
Calories 23 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 69IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Balsalmic Glaze, Bites, Caprese, Hors D'Oeuvres, Salad
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Eva Amurri shares 3 Easy Hors D'Oeuvres Ideas

 

Eva Amurri shares 3 Easy Hors D'Oeuvres

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4 Comments

  1. Emily M. says:

    Eva ~ I adore you, this post and all of your fabulous tips/tricks/ideas – for appetizers and otherwise! I agree that the spur of the moment get-togethers are the best – for reasons I don’t understand either!
    P.S. That serving tray is gorg!!!

    XO, Emily

    04.27.17 Reply
  2. Michelle Gibson says:

    I made the bacon-wrapped dates for a neighbor get-together on Sunday and they were a huge hit!! Thanks for sharing! They’ll definitely be a go-to appetizer for any occasion.

    -Michelle

    05.04.17 Reply
  3. Holly says:

    These hors d’oeuvres are so fancy, yet so incredibly easy! My mind is blown. I’d love to see more of these types of entertaining posts in the future. Thanks again!

    07.15.17 Reply