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Appetizers/ Hors D'oeuvres Recipes

Starter courses are an important part of French cuisine. Add flair to your cocktail hour or meal with these delicious French appetizer and hors D'oeuvre recipes.
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Apricot Chambord Brie Recipe
This apricot Chambord Brie recipe features roasted apricots, apples, toasted pecans, and raspberries in pastry-wrapped Brie cheese. Roasted apricot Brie with Chambord glaze. Apricot Brie en croute.

Artichoke Tartlets Recipe
This artichoke tartlets recipe features marinated artichokes, cheese puff pastry, and grape tomatoes. Cheese and artichoke tarts recipe.

Baked Apple Brie Recipe
This baked apple Brie recipe features bubbly hot cheese and baked apples with brown sugar and seasonings. Baked apples and Brie recipe.

Baked Honey Brie Recipe
This baked honey Brie recipe features bubbly hot cheese with a generous drizzle of honey. Baked honey Brie with nuts recipe.

Basic Crudits Recipe
Crudites are a popular French appetizer. This basic crudits recipe allows raw vegetables to marinate overnight for a zesty, effortless hors d'oeuvre. French crudits appetizer.

Basil Palmiers Recipe
This basil palmiers recipe features fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, and puff pastry. The savory cookies make a great appetizer. Palmiers au basilic.

Brandade Canapes Recipe
Salt cod and potatoes are pureed and then served with crème fraiche and caviar on potato slices in this brandade canapes recipe. French appetizer with salt cod and potatoes.

Cheese Tart Recipe
This cheese tart recipe features goat cheese and bleu cheese baked on a homemade pastry crust. Tarte au fromage.

Cinnamon Foie Gras Recipe
This cinnamon foie gras recipe features foie gras duck livers marinated in aromatic spices. Foie gras recipe.

Citrus Marinated Olives Recipe
This easy citrus marinated olives recipe features olive oil, herbs, garlic, citrus zest, and olives. Olives marinated with citrus.

Coquilles Saint-Jacques Recipe
Try this Coquilles Saint-Jacques recipe next time you have guests coming for dinner. It features scallops and mushrooms, made rich with a Gruyere and breadcumb topping. Sauted scallops with spices.

Cornichon Pickles Recipe
This cornichon pickles recipe features cucumbers, onions, garlic, and spices. How to make cornichon pickles.

Country Pate Recipe
This country pate recipe features allspice, onions, garlic, and Cognac. Pate de Campagne.

Crudites with Lemon Oil Recipe
This crudites with lemon oil recipe features raw vegetables tossed with vividly flavored lemon and thyme oil. It is a wonderful appetizer for a French countryside-themed event. French crudites appetizer with lemon oil.

Epoisses Cheese and Apple Tart Recipe
This Epoisses cheese and apple tart recipe features Epoisses cheese, apples, and ham in pate brisee. Tarte a la Epoisses et aux pommes.

Escargot Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe
This easy escargot stuffed mushrooms recipe is a wonderful appetizer to pop in the oven at the last minute for an impressive dish. Mushrooms with snails recipe.

Goat Cheese and Tomato Tart Recipe
This goat cheese and tomato tart recipe features puff pastry, fresh tomatoes, goat cheese, mustard, and herbs. Herbed cheese and tomato tart.

Gougeres Recipe
This Gougeres recipe, French cheese puffs, is a perfect appetizer course for any meal.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Figs Recipe
This grilled bacon wrapped figs recipe features bacon and dried figs. Bacon-wrapped figs.

Grilled Peach and Goat Cheese Canapés Recipe
This grilled peach and goat cheese canapés recipe features French bread, grilled peaches, and goat cheese. Grilled peach canapés.

Herbes de Provence Palmiers Recipe
This herbes de Provence palmiers recipe features dried herbes de Provence, garlic, olive oil, and puff pastry. The savory cookies make a great appetizer. Provencal palmiers recipe.

Marinated Mushrooms Recipe
The marinated mushrooms recipe features mushrooms, pearl onions, tomatoes, wine, and herbs. Mushrooms and onions marinated in wine.

Millas Recipe
This millas recipe features a simple cornmeal and water paste; cooked, chilled, and then fried. Broye recipe.

Oyster Fritters Recipe
This oyster fritters recipe features fresh oysters deep-fried in a sparkling wine batter. Beignets D’Huitres au vin recipe.

Pickled Tongue Recipe
This pickled calf's tongue recipe features tongue pickled in spices and brine. Pickled tongue recipe.

Pissaladière Recipe
This pissaladière recipe features onion confit, anchovies, olives, and fresh thyme. Provencal onion tart recipe.

Provencal Rosemary Almonds Recipe
Try this savory Provencal rosemary almonds recipes for an addition that is at home on any hors doeuvres plate. This French recipe is sure to bring you compliments. French appetizer with rosemary and almonds.

Peppered Marinated Olives Recipe
This easy peppered marinated olives recipe features olive oil, herbs, garlic, peppers, and olives. Olives marinated with peppers.

Raspberries with Balsamic Glaze Recipe
This raspberries with balsamic glaze recipe features fresh raspberries with a crushed berry and balsamic vinegar glaze. Balsamic glazed raspberries.

Raspberry Brie en Croute Recipe
This raspberry Brie en croute recipe showcases Brie and raspberry jam baked into golden, flakey puff pastry. Raspberry Brie recipe.

Red Pepper Gougeres Recipe
This red pepper gougeres recipe, French cheese puffs flecked with bits of roasted red peppers, is a perfect appetizer course for any meal.

Roasted Goat Cheese with Honey and Thyme Recipe
This roasted goat cheese with honey and thyme recipe makes an easy, sophisticated appetizer. Goat cheese with honey.

Roasted Mushroom and Brie Tartlets Recipe
This roasted mushroom and Brie tartlets recipe features mushrooms, thyme, onion confit, and Brie. Roasted mushroom tartlets with Brie.

Roquefort and Caramelized Onion Tart Recipe
This Roquefort and caramelized onion tart features blue cheese, caramelized onions, cream, eggs, and pastry. Roquefort cheese and onion tart recipe.

Spicy Cheese Rounds Recipe
This spicy cheese rounds recipe is accented with hints of mustard and pepper. They make the perfect, easy to prepare appetizer recipe. French appetizer crackers with cheese.

Sweet Potato Canapés Recipe
This sweet potato canapés recipe features sweet potato rounds served with a rich, savory topping. Sweet potato canapés with crème fraiche.

Tomato Tarte Tatin Recipe
This tomato tarte Tatin recipe features plum tomatoes, caramelized red wine vinegar, and herbs. Individual tomato tarte Tatin.

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