These fall appetizers' on-point seasonal flavors make them instant party hits
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The Asian seasonings take the sweet potatoes in a savory direction.
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Sweet pears and sharp blue cheese create an exciting yet homey appetizer. Serve them with sparkling wine, or a slightly sweet white wine.
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Pumpkin tacos are easy appetizers to prepare, but offer complex flavors. Guests can assemble their own, adding toasted chiles, slaw, and pumpkin seeds.
Recipe: Pumpkin Tacos
Photo by Annabelle Breakey; food styling by Karen Shinto
Warm and crispy veggie fritters accompanied by a crisp seasonal salad makes for a lovely autumn appetizer.
Photo by Annabelle Breakey; styling by Karen Shinto
We cut this tart up into small pieces for an elegant appetizer, but you could also slice it into large wedges and serve it with a green salad for a light meal.
Recipe: Blue Cheese and Pear Tart
Thomas J. Story
Fuyu persimmons add autumn color and sweetness to bitter chicories (frisée and radicchio).
Photo by Annabelle Breakey
The spices in this salad are like those in French gingerbread, or pain d'épice. If you make it with walnut oil, use walnuts; if you make it with hazelnut oil, use hazelnuts.
If you’ve never had raw brussels sprouts before, this salad will be a revelation. To save time, use a handheld slicer for the sprouts and onion.
Beautifully browned onions and mushrooms are the base for a rich, warm dressing that lightly wilts the spinach for a hearty fall salad.
Recipe: Warm Walnut Spinach Salad