Check out all these Fall Appetizers! The BEST PARTY FOODS you will need to throw an amazing AUTUMN party and get everyone else in the HOLIDAY SPIRIT!
Fall is in the air I can just feel it!
The temperatures have started to dip below 100 degrees here in Arizona and I am already looking forward to cooler weather months, finally getting to wear warm sweaters, and all the pumpkin treats you can imagine.
If you are as excited about Fall as I am, and you are wanting to throw a “Welcome to Fall” party, this is the post has all the fall foods you need.
Fall Inspired Nuts
As your guests arrive at the party, you need to have something to keep their hands busy.
A cocktail in one hand allows them to pick up light finger foods and snacks with the other.
Mixed nuts are a great thing to have on hand, as well as a snack mix like Chex, and a Meat and Cheese Platter (Charcuterie Board).
Here is a list of great party starters!
Everyone loves a snack of healthy nuts and my Everything Bagel Almonds are just that! Savory, garlicky, oniony, a little salty, and studded with sesame seeds for even more texture. Be warned, they are addicting!
Light and crispy with a warm, nutty flavor, these spiced pumpkin seeds are a delicious snack. Add a bowl of these to your cheese board for easy entertaining!
These crispy fall spiced walnuts are toasted and covered with a light and crispy sugar coating that is full of Earthy spices. Cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg get you ready for the holidays!
This recipe will help you make perfect buttery toasted pecans, or any other type of nuts, to use in a variety of recipes and dishes. Think of all the great pies!
These toasted gingersnap pecans are covered with a sweet and crispy coating that is bursting with the flavors of gingerbread. Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and a hint of molasses! Perfect for your next holiday party!
The bright flavor lemon cuts through the richness and the fresh thyme add some floral notes. These Lemon Thyme Toasted Almonds are a great snack to keep you full between meal times!
Fragrant fresh rosemary and little spice make these Rosemary Pepitas a crunchy, delicious, and healthy snack for all year long!
Pretzels and Snack Mixes
While you are waiting around for dinner, grab a handful of these autumn inspired snack mixes that will have you loving sweater weather!
If you love chocolate and peanut butter you won’t be able to resist this Buckeye Snack Mix. Crunchy, creamy, salty, sweet, and so much chocolate and peanut butter!
Looking for an easy savory snack to make for a party or a lazy weekend afternoon? These buttery and flaky pie crust crackers are studded with earthy mushrooms, fragrant rosemary, and nutty parmesan cheese! Great for eating with cheese and olives or all by themselves!
With all the pumpkin spice floating around why not put some everyone’s favorite snack and add a little kick to keep you awake through that afternoon slump. My Pumpkin Spice Espresso Pretzels will be your new favorite after lunch pick-me-up!
Step up your snack game with pretzels and pecans covered with a crispy caramel coating that is addicting! You will be asked back when you bring these crack pretzels as a hostess gift for sure!
Harvest Caramel Corn is a great Fall treat or Thanksgiving dessert the features salty popcorn, creamy caramel and sweet chocolate. So very delicious and easy to make!
My maple pumpkin fall harvest trail mix recipe is salty, spicy, and sweet and is the perfect healthy homemade snack recipe for road trips or after school activities
Snack mix made with wholesome ingredients full of cinnamon and apple flavors.
This sweet and salty classic caramel corn recipe will bring you back to childhood! Made without corn syrup and customizable to your liking will make this a time-honored treat for all generations!
Cinnamon Sugar Sweet and Salty Chex Mix recipe is an easy snack mix that combines the best of both sweet and salty for a Chex mix that will feed a crowd!
My Sriracha Black Pepper Pretzel Nuggets are a crunchy snack, both spicy and salty, that will wow you with a sneaky hint of smoke!
Cheese Platters and other Bite-Sized Snacks
You can't go wrong with a cheese board or charcuterie platter and these fall inspired ones are just what you want to serve at your gathering!
Pimento cheese is a staple in Waycross, Georgia and cheese straws are ever-present at any gathering of note. These pimento cheese straws combine the best of both worlds. Crispy, spicy, flaky, and cheesy is the perfect combination of these addicting bites!
These Apricot Ricotta Honey Basil Bites are a perfect fall appetizer to serve at a dinner party.
Baked Apple Chips make the perfect Fall snack and the best part is that they are healthy and super delicious, which is a win-win in my book. All you do is slice each apple SUPER thin, sprinkle them with cinnamon-sugar and let the oven do the rest. Easy peasy!
Sweet, Spicy, Salty, Smoky, and Crispy is everything you are craving. My Sweet and Spicy Bacon Crackers are a complete snack that is perfect for Tailgating!
It’s highly addictive and extremely delicious. Smoky, sweet, crunchy, buttery, chewy — the perfect conglomerate of badassness.
Pumpkin Spice Chex Party Mix Board is tasty for the holiday season. Make for your go-to snack for Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas and EASY gift-giving!
I love the festive look of this cheese platter. It's both food and decoration for your table.
My sweet potato poutine is just as comforting as the original version but involves sweet potato fries, marshmallow, apples, pecans, and caramel corn!
After you serve up this glorious board, no one will feel like your Thanksgiving dinner is missing a damn thing.
There’s a cheese board… and then… then there is this hummus board.
Next let’s get to the heartier, more filling, appetizers. These may still be finger foods but they are perfect for an evening Fall party where you want to serve food but not necessarily full entrees and meals. These lists also include Fall appetizers for a crowd!
Baked Brie Recipes that are Perfect for Fall
Everyone loves cheese and these creamy and dreamy baked brie recipes bring you all that cheesy goodness with all the other flavors and textures of fall!
Easy Baked Brie with Figs and Honey ~ this elegant baked cheese is your ultimate Fall and holiday appetizer, but it’s so rich and decadent you could even serve it for dessert!
The sweet, autumn spiced pumpkin butter pairs wonderfully with the delicious, gooey brie.
This Dried Fruit and Pistachio Baked Brie is an elegant and delicious appetizer recipe that is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve holiday parties.
This creamy Brown Butter Fig & Pear Baked Brie is both elegant and comforting, and is sure to be the hit of any holiday or cold weather party! Figs, pears, pecans, and a little sweetness bring out the best in your favorite soft cheese.
Fall Dips and Hummus
Dip into something creamy and delicious with all the Earthy flavors of fall!
Celebrate Fall with a delicious, warm, and gooey, pumpkin goat cheese skillet dip. Decadent, earthy, and aromatic with fresh thyme, rosemary, and sage!
Roasted Brussels sprouts in a creamy hot melted cheese dip!
I’m taking advantage of the cld weather it to make all the warm cheesy fall recipes I can think up. And this one is my new favorite!
Want a great dip that is easy to make with minimal ingredients? Check out my 2-ingredient butternut squash dip with garlic and herbs.
My family’s mushroom spread recipe with a weird name is a great new appetizer for you to serve at a party!
Your favorite Everything Bagel and “shmear” are now an Everything Bagel dip! Cream cheese and sour cream combine with Everything Bagel Seasoning to bring it all together! Serve with bagel chips for the complete experience!
Bacon, beer, and cheese come together to create the most addictive bacon beer cheese dip you could ever dip your chips in! This delicious dip recipe is perfect for game day snacking or anytime you need to have a delicious dip out for guests.
This roasted butternut hummus is smoky, slightly sweet, and has an earthy punch from the crispy fried sage leaves and sage oil drizzled over the top.
This Smoky Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus is creamy, warming, soothing, seasonal, slightly spicy, and chock-full of protein, fiber, and antioxidants.
Fall Tarts and Tartlets
Gather a few ingredients and preset them in an elegant and classy way by turning them into a tart. These fall tarts are perfect for any season!
Sweet and salty individual tarts made with pears, feta cheese, and a drizzle of honey.
Caramelized onions, spicy Italian sausage, and sweet apple on an herbed ricotta, spread over puff pastry – whether served as an appetizer or snack, this Savory Apple Sausage Tart is sure to please any fall flavor-loving crowd!
These French Onion Tartlets are the appetizer for any of your party needs. Whether it’s for holiday gatherings or dinner parties or extravagant soirees or even weddings, these poppable savory bites are perfect for all occasions.
Caramelized onion bites with sautéed Cremini mushrooms, balsamic caramelized onions, and applewood smoked gruyere cheese. They’re made with puff pastry and take no time at all to whip up! These are the perfect appetizers to serve your guests this holiday season.
This easy baked brie appetizer recipe combines soft brie, blackberry jam, fresh sage, and crescent dough into easy-to-serve pinwheels.
Here we have fig jam encompassing pear and Brie with salty prosciutto in flaky, buttery puff pastry.
Crostini and Bruschetta Toasts for Fall
Nothing says hearty finger food better than crostini or bruschetta. Warm, crusty bread slathered and topped with all the goodness of fall!
Shredded Brussels sprouts sautéed in a mixture of garlic and crushed red pepper, then topped on toasts with white cheddar will leave you saying "Insane!" in the best way.
Brie, Apple, and Honey Crostini-this easy appetizer is perfect for holiday parties! It takes 15 minutes to make and everyone loves it!
Perfectly delicious, this pumpkin bruschetta is super easy to make, packs a stunning presentation, and is delightfully bite-sized.
Butternut squash & apples are roasted in fall spices for a delicious twist on bruschetta, making this vegetarian recipe the perfect appetizer for fall!
Get in the holiday spirit with some honey roasted cranberries. Drizzle these on top of a creamy bed of orange flecked ricotta cheese on a crispy baguette and you’ll have a festive crostini appetizer for any party!
Smoked Gouda & Apple Crostini drizzled with Honey – an easy holiday appetizer with only 5 ingredients! This crostini hits all the high notes – sweet, salty, savory and crunchy!
Fall Cheese Balls
A cheese ball is a great party appetizer that you can customize and make ahead of time! These fall cheese balls will be the hit of your gathering!
This Pumpkin Shaped Cheeseball is made with creamy, delicious, ranch-style filling covered in cheese! It's the best! Perfect for Thanksgiving.
This easy apple cheddar cheese ball recipe is sumptuously full of fall flavors from tangy apple and maple to sharp cheddar and toasted pecans.
Add a little holiday “spirit” to your usual cheese spread with my Drunken Goat Cheese Log. Creamy goat cheese, toasted pecans, and tangy vodka-spiked pomegranate arils!
These apple-shaped cheeseballs make the perfect fall cheeseball recipe for entertaining. With two flavor variations, there’s something everyone will love.
This Harvest Cheese Ball is jeweled with the gorgeous colors of the season and inside has the surprise of craisins mixed with the cheese that gives it a pop of color.
No matter the time of year, the bright and bold flavors of this Sun-Dried Tomato Cheeseball Recipe are sure to delight your guests. It’s the perfect autumn appetizer!
No matter what time of year it is, this Everything Bagel Cheeseball is sure to delight your guests as the perfect fall appetizer. Shaped into a pumpkin, it makes the perfect fall treat.
These bite-size pepper jelly cheese ball bombs are the perfect finger food for your party! Creamy, with a burst of sweet and spicy jelly in the middle, they are a portable snack with an edible handle.
A tangy Honey Mustard Cheese Ball rolled in crushed crackers and homemade pickled mustard seeds will be the highlight of your holiday party. Tasty for both carnivores and vegetarians!
Other Hearty Fall Appetizers & Finger Foods
Next let's get to the heartier, more filling, appetizers. These may still be finger foods but they are perfect for an evening Fall party where you want to serve food but not necessarily full entrees and meals. These lists also include Fall appetizers for a crowd!
You need a fast and easy peasy appetizer that everyone will love. These Maple Bacon Cheese Twists are just what you are looking for! The sweet sticky maple syrup coats the crispy salty bacon all encased in flaky Puff Pastry, your guests will love them.
What do you do with all that leftover stuffing or dressing after the big meal? You turn them into a delicious appetizer for the weekend. These Deep Fried Cornbread Dressing Balls with Cranberry Dip are perfect for Sunday afternoon snacking!
Turn puff pastry into savory palmiers for a convenient and versatile appetizer. Prep in advance and freeze for easy entertaining!
This flaky Pumpkin Pull Apart Puff Pastry is the perfect addition to your holiday party. Filled with roasted garlic, goat cheese, and PUMPKIN!
Up your chip game with these indulgent homemade Potato and Zucchini Chips with Bacon, Gorgonzola, and Thyme. Perfect for year-round entertaining!
This sweet and spicy pimento cheese bread has it all! Pimento cheese, sweet and spicy pepper jelly, and topped with crunchy kettle chips for texture!
Mixing butternut squash purée and a pinch of nutmeg into deviled egg filling adds a tinge of sweetness that’s offset with a dash of cayenne and some crispy savory bacon on top to spice things up.
Cheesy Meatball Skillet Dip is a quick appetizer that your guests will love. Tender meatballs, with a light tomato sauce with lots of melty cheeses for complete comfort food.
Deviled Eggs take a walk on the wild side with mustard, pickled mustard seeds, and a seared little smoky! My Honey Mustard Deviled Eggs will take you for a wild walk too!
Creamy tomato soup pairs perfectly with grilled cheese sticks!
These Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs are incredibly easy to make. They require just three simple ingredients and can be made right on the stovetop, or for convenience, in your slow cooker.
This soul-satisfying, creamy, and rich butternut squash soup is made with roasted butternut squash and comes with a crunchy crumble of pumpkin seeds on top!
Easy Slow Cooker Apple Cider Maple Meatballs have all the flavors of fall in a tasty little package! Perfect for your next game day celebration!
A fall appetizer favorite — roasted Brussels sprouts wrapped with crispy bacon slices, dipped in a balsamic vinegar and mayonnaise sauce.
Spicy and Earthy and perfect for chilly weather!
Sweet Potato Cakes with Black Bean Salsa made me truly believe that sweet potatoes are delicious. This is hands down my favorite appetizer I have ever made.
Homemade gouda mac n cheese recipe is creamy, extra velvety and swirls perfectly around al dente pasta with extra cheese sauce in each crevice for pure deliciousness in each forkful.
Miniature onions fried to a crispy delicious bite!
Healthy and delicious, these will have you loving apple season all over again!
Fall Party Ideas
Every party needs food and drinks, but it also needs a little atmosphere. Check out a few ideas for fall party themes and decorations. Ideas for a door hanger to great your guests and tablescapes or centerpieces to decorate your tables and fireplace mantles.
To start, upgrade your home decor this season with eye-catching fall door decorations, be it a gorgeous wreath or decorative sign.
This easy centerpiece idea will have you falling in love with gathering around the table again!
Make this beautiful Elements of Fall Centerpiece with Bittersweet Branches for autumn entertaining.
22 awesome fall-inspired DIY projects that will have your home looking like a seasonal, cozy getaway in no time.
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