Our Top 6 Holiday App & Snack Favorites
Updated: Dec 14, 2022
A few of our favorite appetizer recipes and wine pairing suggestions are too good not to re-visit over the holidays. We hope you enjoy!
1. Smoked Salt & Boursin App
We have a super easy holiday flavor bomb for you! Here is what you'll need:
Soft herbed cheese
Hearty fruit crackers
Smoked salt - we recommend Urban Salt Co’s Applewood Smoked Sea Salt
2. Spiced-Wine Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie
This ooey-gooey sweet/tart appetizer is perfect for the holiday season and one we go back to year after year! Pair with The Don or our Sauv Blanc.
Serve remaining cranberry sauce with your holiday dinner alongside turkey, pork or prime rib.
3. Can't Stop Won't Stop Sweet & Spicy Nuts
Ok, moving on. These nuts are a holiday staple in my home, here's why. They are: great to serve with wine/cocktails or bring to a party, delicious on salads or as an ice cream topping, etc., perfect for late-night (or anytime) munching, always well-received in mason jars as gifts, and so simple and quick to make.
4. Garlicky Kale & Burrata Crostini
This easy app pairs perfectly with our Roussanne and is a crowd-pleaser. Creamy burrata balances out the bright, herbaceous, garlicky kale pesto and our Roussanne’s bright acidity, rich texture - with citrus and stone fruit on the palate - effortlessly rounds out the pairing.
5. Spiced Apple Baked Brie
We love cheese and we love easy appetizers! This baked brie has exactly four ingredients and one of them is salt. That's about as easy as it gets! Plus, the warm cider spices are perfect for fall and into winter. Going to a holiday party? Make it ahead and bake it when you get there.
6. Pear Puff Pastry Tart
This pretty pear tart, with its light and flakey no-fuss crust, is a perfectly tasty and elegant addition to the holidays! It's also versatile - below we use goat cheese and thyme for the tart you see here, but you can also sub rosemary and gorgonzola. I've had both and it's hard to choose a fav so maybe just make one of each!