4 Must-Try Holiday Appetizer Ideas

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DipThe holidays are a time for getting together with family and friends. The sights, sounds, and flavors of the season are part of what makes it special. Here are four unique holiday appetizers to try out when entertaining at your Atlanta apartment:

1. Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread

From Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year’s, your guests will love snacking on this festive spread. Combine all ingredients below and serve it with crackers or gourmet bread. You can even offer it as a veggie dip.


1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries, chopped
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1 tsp. grated orange zest (optional)

2. Sweet Potato Crostini

24 pieces thinly sliced French bread baguette
2 tbs. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon, ground
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Sweet Potato Topping:


2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 and 1/4 cups miniature marshmallows, cut in half


Preheat oven to 375°. Arrange sliced bread on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush with butter. Combine cinnamon and sugar; sprinkle bread pieces with the sugar mixture. Bake around 6 minutes, or until lightly browned. Preheat broiler.

Combine sweet potatoes, brown sugar, butter and pecans; spread a layer over each slice of toast. Top with halved mini marshmallows. Broil 2 to 3 minutes or until marshmallows are lightly toasted.

3. Hot Garlic Crab Dip


1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sweet onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 can (6 ounces) premium flaked crab meat, drained


Combine all ingredients and cook on low heat for at least an hour or until evenly heated. Serve with crackers or bread pieces.

4. Balsamic Mushrooms


1 lb. mushrooms
1/3 cup olive oil
3 cloves coarsely chopped garlic
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup dry white wine

Sauté garlic in olive oil for 1 to 2 minutes to bring out the flavor. Add mushrooms and cook 2 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in wine and balsamic vinegar and cook another 2 minutes. Add a dash of salt and pepper. Provide toothpicks or small forks when serving to your guests.

The Atlanta apartments at 2460 Peachtree are the perfect place to celebrate the holidays. Contact us today about terms and availability.

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