These Thanksgiving appetizers are ideal for grazing before the main meal! Choose from baked brie, cranberry salsa, and more.

Thanksgiving appetizers

Want some finger foods for munching on before the big meal? Try these Thanksgiving appetizers! There’s nothing more fun than anticipating the deliciousness that will ensue at the table. So here are some fall appetizer recipes to get the party started! There’s everything from tried and true favorites like bake brie to more unique ideas like pumpkin hummus and cranberry salsa. Either way: they’re built around the featured flavors of the season. Ready to get started?

And now…our top Thanksgiving appetizers to start the party!

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Thanksgiving appetizers

15 Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers: Baked Brie & More!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


  • 1 brie cheese wheel
  • Honey or cranberry, cherry or apricot jam or preserves
  • Chopped pistachios, walnuts or pecans
  • Flaky sea salt (optional)
  • For the platter: crackerscrostini, baguette slices, sliced apples or pears, grapes, nuts, jam, etc.


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place the brie in a baking dish or on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes until soft and warm: it’s done when you touch the center with your finger and it feels very liquid inside.
  2. Top with honey or jam, crushed pistachios, and a bit of flaky sea salt. Surround with crackers or crostini, grapes, apple, pear, etc.
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Thanksgiving appetizers

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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