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Need appetizers that would go with EggNog

Last post Dec 08, 2008 8:59 AM by arabella_pinky . 6 replies.

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  • Need appetizers that would go with EggNog

    Hi Everyone

    I serve Eggnog before our Christmas dinner and would like some appetizers that are light not heavy hot dippy things. Any suggestions


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  • Re: Need appetizers that would go with EggNog

    Cucumber slices with cream cheese mixed with some dry dressing mix like Uncle Dan's is good. 

     Just spread some on top of each slice.  If you want to get extravagant put a shrimp on top.

      Cook's note: You may not need to use the whole pkg of Uncle Dan's.

  • Re: Need appetizers that would go with EggNog


    8 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
    3 tablespoons sour cream
    1 cup walnuts and pecans
    1 medium bunch seedless red grapes, separated
    1 medium bunch white seedless grapes, separated

    Blend the blue cheese and the sour cream and place in a shallow bowl (if the blue cheese is either too thin or dry to stick to grapes, adjust sour cream and cheese amounts accordingly). In a mini-chop or food processor, coarsely chop nuts. Place nuts in a separate shallow bowl. Roll grapes in blue cheese mixture, then roll grapes in nuts. Serve with toothpicks.



  • Re: Need appetizers that would go with EggNog

    Cranberry Appetizer Spread

    1 cup water
    1 cup granulated sugar
    12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries
    1/2 cup apricot preserves
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
    8 ounces cream cheese

    In saucepan over medium heat bring the water and sugar
    to a boil
    without stirring. Boil 5 minutes. Add the cranberries.
    Cook until
    cranberries pop and the sauce is thickened, about 10
    Remove from heat.

    Add preserves and stir in juice. Cool.

    Add almonds.

    Place the block of cream cheese on a serving dish and
    berries over top.

    Serve with crackers.



  • Re: Need appetizers that would go with EggNog

    Recipe:Preston Bentley's Cheese Straws
    Posted by: hollyga Replies: 1 Posted on: 3/8/2006 12:25:12 PM
    Preston Bentley was the subject of the first Southern Cooks column, appearing in this section weekly. He shared his recipe for cheese straws, which can be made ahead and frozen. In this article, Mr. Bentley varied the amount of cayenne in his cheese straws according to his audience.

    A good many readers called it to ask if it was correct to use melted butter-the answer is yes. For those who lost the recipe or missed it the first time, here it is again:


    1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more if you like spicy food)
    1/3 cup butter, melted
    1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    1 1/2 Tablespoons ice water, or, as needed
    Celery seeds to sprinkle over top of cheese straws

    Pre-heat oven to 350F°.

    In a medium bowl, sift flour with salt, dry mustard and cayenne pepper. With pastry blender, cut in butter and cheese until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add water and stir to blend. Shape into ball. On lightly floured surface, roll out 1/8" thick wide. Cut into strips about 3" long and 1/2" wide with pastry wheel. Sprinkle with celery seeds. Transfer to ungreased baking sheet and bake about 10 to 12 minutes, or until crisp. 



  • Re: Need appetizers that would go with EggNog

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions

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  • Re: Need appetizers that would go with EggNog

    I think any type of a spiced nut would be a nice compliment to the eggnog.