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50 fall appetizer recipes

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50 fall appetizer recipes

No fall gathering, be it Thanksgiving dinner, a holiday party, tailgate, or harvest hoedown, would be complete without an array of autumnal appetizers. There's just something about a spread of finger foods or trays of passed hors d'oeuvres that turns a get-together into an all-out celebration.

But unlike our summer festivities, where light and fresh bites rule the day, we're looking for richer, warmer options in the fall. To that end, Stacker compiled a list of 50 highly-rated fall appetizer recipes from Allrecipes. Our list includes everything from baked brie cups to hot crab dip to pumpkin fritters—the sort of hearty, savory options your guests are sure to go crazy over.

We guarantee whipping up a few of these recipes will make your next gathering one of the best (and tastiest) yet!

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Ranch Style Oyster Crackers

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 24 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Roasted Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Crostini

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Magaricz

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 40 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 2 hrs
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Pumpkin Fritters

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 24 fritters
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Pumpkin Zeppole

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 35 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 24 to 30 zeppole
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sweet Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 15 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 1 cup
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Feta Cheese Foldovers

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 1 1/2 cups roasted pumpkin seeds
- Number of ingredients: 3
- Read more about the recipe here

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Stuffed Jalapenos

- Servings: 20
- Yield: 15 to 20 peppers
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chef John's Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Philly Cheese Steak Dip

- Prep: 25 mins
- Cook: 58 mins
- Total: 1 hr 23 mins
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 24 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Exotic Mushroom and Walnut Pate

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 16 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Thanksgiving Won Tons

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 20
- Yield: 20 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Savory Pumpkin Hummus

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 2 hrs
- Total: 2 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 16 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sausage Applesauce Appetizer

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 55 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Stuffed Celery

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 16 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cranberry Meatballs

- Servings: 7
- Yield: 6 to 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Beef-Stuffed Mushrooms

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 40 mins
- Total: 1 hr
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mary McCormack's Marinated Mushrooms

- Servings: 8
- Yield: 2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Fresh Apple Salsa

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Zippy Cranberry Cheddar Spread

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 3 cups
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Baked Chicken Wings

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Maryland Pumpkin Seeds

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 1 1/2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 3
- Read more about the recipe here

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Thanksgiving Cheese Ball

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 4 hrs
- Total: 4 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Hot Crab Dip

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 40
- Yield: 5 cups
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Jen's Nine Layer Dip

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Savory Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 10 mins
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 2 hrs
- Total: 2 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 14
- Yield: 1 3/4 cups
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Pennsylvania Dutch Pickled Beets and Eggs

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Additional: 2 days
- Total: 2 days 45 mins
- Servings: 8
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Sugar and Spice

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 1 hr
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 1 cup
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Vegetable Dip

- Prep: 10 mins
- Additional: 1 day
- Total: 1 day 10 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 1 cup
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Ranch Oyster Crackers

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Additional: 10 mins
- Total: 35 mins
- Servings: 20
- Yield: 5 cups
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kim's Salsa

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 2 hrs
- Total: 2 hrs 30 mins
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 3 pints
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Fresh Cranberry Salsa

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Corn Fritters

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Old-Fashioned Roasted Pecans

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 15 mins
- Servings: 8
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 3
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 55 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cranberry Salsa

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Rutabaga Oven Fries

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Deer Jerky

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 6 hrs
- Additional: 8 hrs
- Total: 14 hrs 20 mins
- Servings: 8
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Heavenly Shrimp Dip

- Servings: 4
- Yield: 10 to 15 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Strange Flavor Eggplant Spread

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 35 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Papa Drexler's Bavarian Pretzels

- Prep: 25 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 35 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 big pretzels
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cheese Ball

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 20
- Yield: 20 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cheese Fondue

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 5
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Pumpkin Dip

- Prep: 10 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Brie Cups

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 7 mins
- Total: 17 mins
- Servings: 15
- Yield: 15 phyllo tart cups
- Number of ingredients: 3
- Read more about the recipe here

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Fried Razor Clams

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 1 min
- Additional: 4 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sweet Pickled Eggs

- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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