7 Cold Appetizer Skewer Recipe Ideas

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You can make intricate and alluring appetizers for your next party using skewers or toothpicks including BLT egg sliders, strawberry caprese with lemon and basil, watermelon feta and mint, and more!

You can make your cold skewer appetizers ahead of time and place them in the fridge until you’re ready to plate them.

Drizzle any balsamic, sauces, or sprinkle garnishes right before you’re ready to serve your chilled appetizers.

Cold Appetizer Skewer Recipe Ideas

BLT Egg Sliders

BLT egg sliders are adorable appetizers that look like miniature burgers.

BLT egg sliders are made by cooking hard boiled eggs and then cutting them in half to create the “buns”.

The bottom half of the “buns” need to have a little bit of the bottom of the egg cut off so it can sit flat on a serving plate.

Add a little salt, pepper, and your favorite sauce (ketchup, mustard, mayo, hot sauce, horseradish) to the bottom half of the egg.

Assemble the egg sliders by placing a strip of freshly cooked bacon, a slice of tomato to fit right inside the slider, and a piece of lettuce.

Top the slider with the other half of the egg to make the sliders complete.

Garnish the egg sliders by adding a little more pepper and sesame seeds.

Place a toothpick through the egg slider to make sure it stays together.

You can make these ahead of time, and place them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them.

Cold Appetizer Skewer Recipe Ideas egg blt

Strawberry Caprese with Lemon and Basil

Strawberry caprese with lemon and basil is a cheesy and fruity cold finger food appetizer.

Cubed mozzarella is marinated with lemon juice, lemon zest, thin strips of fresh basil leaves, olive oil and salt.

Strawberry caprese is made by cutting strawberries in half.

To assemble the appetizer, place a strawberry, a slice of mozzarella cheese, and then repeat again together in a stack.

A toothpick is placed through the stack to create the strawberry caprese appetizer.

Fresh ground pepper is sprinkled on top of the appetizer to finish it off.

Cold Appetizer strawberry Skewer Recipe Ideas

Cantaloupe Caprese

Cantaloupe caprese is an easy appetizer that packs a ton of flavor!!

Cut cantaloupe into cubes or rounds, and stack a similar piece of mozzarella cheese on top.

Sprinkle with a few cut up strips of fresh basil leaves, and drizzle with a little balsamic reduction to finish off.

Cold Appetizer cantaloupe mozzarella Skewer Recipe Ideas

Watermelon Skewers

Watermelon skewers are simple to make, but have a ton of flavor!

The mint and watermelon mixed together with the tart feta cheese makes these watermelon skewers irresistible!

To make this simple watermelon appetizer, cut watermelon and feta into similar sized cubes or rectangles.

Stack them on top of one another, and then add a large mint leaf on top.

Place a toothpick through the stack, and garnish with a bit of pepper. Place them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them.

You can drizzle balsamic vinegar on top right before you’re ready to serve them.

Cold Appetizer watermelon Skewer Recipe Ideas

Peach Caprese Skewer

Peach caprese appetizer uses slices of peaches to create a sandwich.

In between the layers of peaches is a slice of mozzarella.

On the top layer of peach, add a single leaf of basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Place a toothpick through the sandwich so it can easily be eaten without it falling apart.

Cantaloupe and Prosciutto Bites

Cantaloupe and prosciutto bites are a juicy appetizer with a hint of pepper flavor.

You can make these tasty bites by cutting a piece of cantaloupe into a square ~1″.

Fold a piece of prosciutto and put it on top of the cantaloupe.

Add a few cut up strips of fresh basil leaves to the prosciutto.

Sprinkle a bit of pepper on top of the appetizer, and put a toothpick through it for easy serving.

Cold Appetizer cantaloupe prosciutto Skewer Recipe Ideas

Pepperoni Caprese Bites

Pepperoni caprese bites are an eye catching appetizer assembled on a toothpick, with a basil vinaigrette dressing.

To assemble the pepperoni appetizer, place a fresh piece of mozzarella, then a folded piece of pepperoni, a fresh basil leaf, and a cherry tomato on a toothpick.

Drizzle basil vinaigrette dressing on top and serve immediately.

Coleslaw Recipe for Shrimp Tacos

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Shrimp tacos are spicy, and juicy tacos that you can pair with a creamy avocado coleslaw.

Avocado coleslaw is made with an avocado cream sauce mixed with a coleslaw base of shredded carrots, red and green cabbage.

Avocado cream sauce is made out of avocados, blended with yogurt and herbs to make a tangy, citrusy sauce for creamy avocado coleslaw for shrimp tacos.

Coleslaw Recipe for Shrimp Tacos

How to make coleslaw for shrimp tacos spicy

Add 1 diced jalapeno with the seeds removed to avocado crema sauce and blend in the food processor.

Add jalapeno avocado crema to coleslaw and use inside your shrimp tacos.

coleslaw recipe for shrimp tacos

Avocado cream sauce can not only be used for coleslaw, it can also be used to drizzle over top of shrimp tacos as a creamy sauce.

You can use avocado cream sauce instead of guacamole or salsa on shrimp tacos.

avocado Coleslaw Recipe for Shrimp Tacos

Coleslaw Recipe for Shrimp Tacos

How to make avocado crema coleslaw recipe for using in shrimp tacos.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: dinner
Keyword: tacos
Yield: 2 cups

Materials

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp lime juice fresh
  • 1/2 cup yogurt plain
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shredded carrots, green and purple cabbage (coleslaw base) this blend of coleslaw can be found in a bag in the grocery store

Instructions

  • Cut a ripened avocado in half.
    Remove the pit and scoop out the insides of the avocado. Place the insides of the avocado in a food processor.
  • Add 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, 3 cloves minced garlic, 3 tbsp fresh lime juice, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 3 tbsp olive oil, and 1/2 tsp salt to the food processor.
  • Pulse only for 1 second at a time. Pulse until the avocado cream sauce comes together. It should take about 8-12 pulses before the avocado crema is ready.
  • In a medium sized bowl, add coleslaw mixture of shredded carrots, red cabbage, and green cabbage.
  • Pour a little bit of avocado crema over the coleslaw and mix together. Add more crema sauce if needed.
    avocado crema Coleslaw Recipe for Shrimp Tacos
  • Your coleslaw is ready to be added to your shrimp tacos. More avocado crema can be drizzled on top of your shrimp tacos as a sauce if desired.
    avocado Coleslaw Recipe for Shrimp Tacos
creamy Coleslaw Recipe for Shrimp Tacos

Espresso Mousse Cake Filling Recipe

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Espresso mousse is a rich, creamy coffee flavored cake filling.

Espresso mousse has a base of melted white chocolate infused into heavy cream.

Espresso Mousse Cake Filling

Freshly brewed espresso is whipped into white chocolate mousse, giving it a light coffee flavor.

White chocolate espresso mousse is easily pipeable, and will create delicate designs on the edge of the cake using the star tip.

Espresso Mousse Cake Filling recipe

Whipped heavy cream gives the mousse an airy texture, and adds a light coffee flavoring to chocolate cake, or vanilla cake.

Espresso Mousse Cake Filling recipe

You can see the espresso mousse texture being piped in the video below.

White chocolate adds a touch of creamy sweet chocolate flavor to espresso mousse.

Espresso Mousse Cake Filling

Espresso Mousse Cake Filling

How to make espresso mousse for filling a cake
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: mousse
Yield: 2 cups

Materials

  • 30 ml espresso freshly brewed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 80 g white chocolate melted

Instructions

  • Place metal mixing bowl in the freezer for 1 hour prior to making espresso mousse. Do not miss this step, or your espresso mousse will not be pipeable.
  • Place 80 g white chocolate in a medium sized heat proof bowl, and microwave in 30 second intervals. In between each interval, use a spoon to mix the white chocolate until it's fully melted.
  • Brew espresso, and measure out 30 ml. A double shot is usually about 30 ml's. Add espresso and 1 cup of heavy cream to white chocolate. Mix together with a spoon until it's almost combined.
  • Remove metal bowl from freezer. Place white chocolate mixture into the metal bowl, and whip together until stiff peaks form.
  • Place espresso mousse into a piping bag fitted with a piping nozzle. You can use the star tip for a bit of a design to the mousse if desired.
    Espresso Mousse Cake Filling recipe
Espresso Mousse Cake Filling recipe

12 Stuffed Celery Filling Ideas

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Celery sticks can be stuffed with savory and sweet fillings for an appetizer or quick snack.

You can fill celery sticks with sweet fillings such as peanut butter, almond butter, and hazelnut spread.

Celery sticks can be filled with savory fillings like buffalo chicken, bacon and cheddar, everything bagel, and more!

Stuffed Celery Filling ideas

Bacon and Cheddar

Bacon cheddar celery is a creamy, spicy stuffed celery snack.

To make the filling, softened cream cheese is whipped with a hand mixer.

Crispy bacon bits, shredded cheddar cheese, chives, hot sauce, parsley, salt, and pepper are added to the cream cheese, and whipped together with the hand mixer.

Celery sticks are cut into 2-3 pieces for an appetizer serving size.

To assemble the appetizer, spoon the filling into the celery sticks.

Garnish with a few chives, and bacon bits on top.

savory cream cheese Stuffed Celery Fillings

Buffalo Chicken

Buffalo chicken stuffed celery sticks are a creamy, spicy celery snack you can make ahead of time, and place it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it.

Cooked shredded chicken is mixed with softened cream cheese, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, diced onion, and garlic powder.

Each of the celery sticks is cut into 2-3 pieces for an appetizer serving size.

Spoon the buffalo cream cheese mixture into each of the celery sticks.

You can serve them right away, or cover and place it in the fridge and serve when you’re ready.

Everything Bagel

Everything bagel celery sticks are stuffed with cream cheese infused with everything bagel spices.

To make the filling, softened cream cheese is whipped with a hand mixer.

Poppy seeds, white and black sesame seeds, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, and sea salt are added to the cream cheese and mixed with the hand mixer.

Cut the celery into 2-3 pieces for an appetizer serving size.

Spoon the cream cheese filling into the celery sticks, and serve.

cream cheese Stuffed Celery Filling ideas

Tuna Salad

Tuna salad celery sticks is a creamy, and tart filling for celery.

Tuna is mixed together with mayo, sweet relish, chopped cilantro leaves, salt and pepper.

Celery sticks are cut into 2-3 pieces.

Tuna salad is spooned into the celery sticks, and can be served immediately.

Avocado

Avocado stuffed celery sticks are made by mashing avocados to create the base of the filling.

Fresh lemon juice, chopped cilantro leaves, sour cream, olive oil, minced garlic, hot sauce, salt, and pepper are added and mixed into the avocados.

Celery sticks are cut into 2-3 pieces for an appetizer serving size.

Avocado mixture is spooned into the celery sticks, and served immediately.

You’ll want to serve these right away, because if you leave them the avocado can begin to oxidize and turn a brownish color.

Egg Salad

Egg salad stuffed celery sticks are made by hard boiling eggs, and cutting them up into small pieces.

Greek yogurt is mixed together with diced red and orange peppers, chopped fresh basil leaves and chives.

Eggs are folded into the yogurt mixture, and then gently spooned into the wells of celery sticks.

Garnish the celery sticks with a few diced peppers for a pop of color.

yogurt Stuffed Celery Fillings

Dill and Olives

Olive stuffed celery sticks is creamy, and has a hint of dill flavoring.

To make the filling, softened cream cheese is whipped with a hand mixer, along with miracle whip (or mayo) and a little bit of salt.

Dill pickle juice, sweet pickle juice, pitted ripe olive juice, and pimiento stuffed olive juice is added to the cream cheese mixture and whipped together.

Add in diced dill pickles, sweet pickles, pitted ripe olives, pimiento stuffed olives, and chopped pecans.

Mix together to cream the filling for the celery sticks. You can pipe the filling into celery sticks, or spoon it into the wells of the celery sticks.

Pimento Cheese

Pimento cheese is a creamy, tangy filling for celery sticks.

Pimento cheese is mixed together with mayo, Worcestershire sauce, chopped onions, and red pepper flakes.

Pimento cheese mixture is spooned into the wells of the celery sticks, and then topped with grated cheddar cheese.

Pimento cheese celery topping is garnished with a bit of paprika.

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted garlic hummus is a chickpea filling for celery sticks that has a hint of garlic to it.

Roasted garlic hummus is made by roasting garlic in the oven.

When the roasted garlic is finished cooking, and has cooled down, squish out the roasted garlic cloves.

To make the roasted garlic hummus, chickpeas, tahini, roasted garlic cloves, lemon juice, olive oil and water are added to a food processor.

The mixture is blended until smooth, and then it’s ready to spoon into the celery sticks for a savory snack.

Almond Butter

Celery has a circular center, which will hold almond butter nicely in the center of it.

You can also add raisins or chocolate chips to have a sweetened celery stick topping.

sweet Stuffed Celery Filling

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a filling topping for celery for an easy snack.

You can top peanut butter celery sticks with:

  • raisins
  • chocolate chips
  • almonds
  • pretzels
  • apple pieces
  • sunflower seeds
  • banana slices
Stuffed Celery Filling recipes

Hazelnut Spread

Hazelnut spread is a chocolatey and nutty topping for celery sticks.

Hazelnut spread is a thin sauce so you can spoon the sauce into the center well of the celery stick. It can be a bit messy!!

You can top hazelnut sauce celery sticks with:

  • chopped hazelnuts
  • dried cranberries
  • raspberries
  • strawberries
  • banana slices

12 Tomato Appetizer Ideas

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Tomatoes can be roasted, baked, or served fresh to create alluring appetizers for your guests.

You can make puff pastry pesto caprese bites, salsa, crostini’s, dips, focaccia bread, and more!

tomato appetizer recipe ideas

Tomato Salsa

Tomato salsa is a juicy, chunky salsa that has a little bite to it.

Salsa adds a ton of flavor and compliments tacos well as a topping.

Salsa can be paired with guacamole well for serving on top of steak tacos.

Tomato salsa is made by adding whole canned tomatoes, and a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel tomatoes work well) as the base of the salsa.

Finely chopped jalapeno with the seeds removed are added to the salsa, as well as some diced onions.

A few herbs like garlic and cumin are added, and then the salsa can be “pulsed” only in a food processor. Don’t overmix the salsa until it becomes a mush.

Pulse the salsa 7-10 times to get it just perfectly chunky.

Tomato Appetizer ideas

Marinara Dip

Marinara dip has a vibrant, rich, tomato flavor to it, with hints of garlic and herbs.

Marinara is made by adding oregano, basil, minced garlic, salt, and olive oil to tomato sauce. The flavors come together by heating them on the stove for a couple of minutes.

marinara dip Tomato Appetizer

Marinara dip is served with focaccia bread, garlic Italian bread sticks or French bread for dipping.

tomato appetizer dips

Bruschetta Baked Brie

Bruschetta baked brie is made by first creating a tomato bruschetta.

Tomato bruschetta is made by combining diced tomatoes, freshly chopped basil leaves, olive oil, minced garlic, and a bit of balsamic vinegar.

Bake your brie until it’s creamy and soft, then top your baked brie with your freshly made bruschetta.

You can serve your bruschetta baked brie with French bread, artisan crackers, celery, or carrots to dip into the baked brie.

tomato appetizer with baked brie

Pesto Caprese Puff Pastry

Pesto caprese puff pastry bites are made with fresh pesto and fresh mozzarella for a savory mini appetizer.

Puff pastry is cut into squares, and then fresh pesto is placed in the center.

A thin cut tomato is placed on top, along with a piece of fresh mozzarella cheese.

Pesto caprese appetizer is baked in the oven until the puff pastry edges turn golden brown.

Garnish with balsamic, basil leaves, freshly grated parmesan cheese, or a spoonful of more pesto.

puff pastry bite tomato appetizer

Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Roasted cherry tomato bruschetta is served warm, made on crispy garlic crostini’s.

The roasted tomatoes are tossed with fresh basil leaves, and then placed on top of the crostini’s that have been rubbed with garlic.

The bruschetta topped with a sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese, and a drizzle balsamic vinegar.

roasted tomato appetizer idea

BLT Egg Sliders

BLT egg sliders are adorable finger food appetizers that look like miniature burgers.

BLT egg sliders are made by cooking hard boiled eggs and then cutting them in half to create the “buns”.

The bottom half of the “buns” need to have a little bit of the bottom of the egg cut off so it can sit flat on a serving plate.

Add a little salt, pepper, and your favorite sauce (ketchup, mustard, mayo, hot sauce, horseradish) to the bottom half of the egg.

Assemble the egg sliders by placing a strip of freshly cooked bacon, a slice of tomato to fit right inside the slider, and a piece of lettuce.

Top the slider with the other half of the egg to make the sliders complete.

Garnish the egg sliders by adding a little more pepper and sesame seeds.

Place a toothpick through the egg slider to make sure it stays together.

You can make these ahead of time, and place them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them.

tomato egg slider appetizer

Pepperoni Caprese Bites

Pepperoni caprese bites are an eye catching appetizer assembled on a toothpick, with a basil vinaigrette dressing.

To assemble the pepperoni appetizer, place a fresh piece of mozzarella, then a folded piece of pepperoni, a fresh basil leaf, and a cherry tomato on a toothpick.

Drizzle basil vinaigrette dressing on top and serve immediately.

Fresh Pesto Bruschetta

Make a fresh batch of pesto, the flavor is much more powerful and fragrant than store bought.

Dice a tomato with a little bit of onion. Mix the pesto together with the tomatoes and onions.

Spoon the tomato pesto mixture on top of fresh baguette rounds and grate parmesan cheese on top.

Toast for a couple of minutes for the cheese to warm up.

fresh tomato crostini appetizer idea

Focaccia Bread

Focaccia bread is a warm appetizer that can be served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping.

Focaccia bread with pesto in the dough adds a ton of earthy sharp flavor to the bread.

Focaccia bread is topping with halved cherry tomatoes and a few pieces of goat cheese prior to baking it in the oven.

Tomatoes give the focaccia bread a light, fresh taste to it, whereas goat cheese adds a sharp, cheesy flavoring to the bread.

focaccia bread tomato appetizer idea

Caprese Pesto Crostini

Caprese pesto crostini’s are made by marinating cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella with dried basil leaves and olive oil.

Once you’ve made your crostini’s and they have cooled, fresh pesto is spread on the crostini.

Mozzarella slices and cherry tomatoes are placed on top of the layer of pesto.

Finally, the pesto appetizer is topped with freshly chopped basil leaves, parmesan cheese, and balsamic vinegar.

fresh tomato appetizer ideas

Spicy Italian Sausage Dip

Spicy Italian sausage dip is a hot, creamy sausage dip served with crackers or crostini’s.

Spicy Italian sausage is cooked and broken up into smaller pieces.

The sausage is mixed with cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese to create the base of the dip.

Sausage dip is spiced with red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.

Diced tomatoes and banana peppers are added to the dip, and then it can be placed in a heat proof dish.

The sausage dip is topped with more mozzarella cheese and baked in the oven until the cheese has started to brown.

Garnish with strips of fresh basil leaves and serve immediately.

Spinach and Feta Puff Pastry

Spinach and feta pastry bites is a creamy and savory appetizer.

Cooked spinach, crumbled feta cheese, and grated parmesan cheese are mixed together in a bowl to make the base of the appetizer.

Puff pastry is cut into squares, and then scored 1 cm from the edge of the puff pastry square.

Spinach and cheese mixture is spooned onto the puff pastry, and a thin slice of tomato is placed on top. Sprinkle a bit of pepper on top, and egg wash the pastry prior to putting it in the oven.

Spinach puff pastry appetizer is baked in the oven until the pastry turns golden brown.

10 Mini Puff Pastry Appetizer Ideas

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Mini puff pastry appetizers are small and bite sized so you can easily serve them at a party.

Puff pastry can be baked in muffin tins, or placed flat on a lined baking sheet, depending on what you want the appetizers to look like.

You can fill mini puff pastry appetizers with brie, gruyere, mushrooms, caramelized onions, smoked salmon, crab, cream cheese, pepper jelly, pesto, and more!

Mini Puff Pastry Appetizer ideas

Puff Pastry Brie Bites

Puff pastry brie bites can easily be made in a muffin tin with a small square of puff pastry (2″ square).

You can also cut a bit larger of a square, and then score the inside and place the toppings in the center.

how to make mini puff pastry brie appetizer

Pieces of brie cheese are placed in the center of the puff pastry square. On top of the brie you can put fig jam, and a couple of almonds or pecans. Top with a bit of thyme and bake in the oven until the cheese begins to bubble.

mini puff pastry brie Appetizers

Pesto Caprese Puff Pastry

Pesto caprese puff pastry bites are made with fresh pesto and fresh mozzarella for a savory mini appetizer.

Puff pastry is cut into squares, and then fresh pesto is placed in the center.

Pesto Caprese mini Puff Pastry appetizer

A thin cut tomato is placed on top, along with a piece of fresh mozzarella cheese.

Pesto caprese appetizer is baked in the oven until the puff pastry edges turn golden brown.

Garnish with balsamic, basil leaves, freshly grated parmesan cheese, or a spoonful of more pesto.

Pesto Caprese mini Puff Pastry appetizer ideas

Brie Honey Puff Pastry

Brie and honey puff pastry bites are a sweet, cheesy appetizer you can make with a few squares of puff pastry.

You can cut the pastry to the size you want for your appetizers (2-3″ squares).

Score a square inside the puff pastry about 1 cm from the edge. Place all of the fillings on the inside of the scored puff pastry.

Brie Honey Puff Pastry mini appetizer recipe

Place a piece of brie cheese, and then drizzle with honey and sprinkle with a few chopped almonds on top.

Egg wash the pastry with 1 egg + 1 tbsp of water. Using a fork, whisk the egg and water together. Use a pastry brush to brush all of the edges of the pastry with the egg wash.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, until the puff pastry turns a golden-brown.

Brie Honey Puff Pastry mini appetizer recipe

Pesto Sundried Tomato Puff Pastry

Pesto and sundried puff pastry bites are a savory, cheese filled appetizer.

You can cut the pastry to the size you want for your appetizers (2-3″ squares).

Score a square inside the puff pastry about 1 cm from the edge. Place all of the fillings on the inside of the scored puff pastry.

Place a spoonful of fresh pesto on the puff pastry, and then place a piece of fresh mozzarella on top.

pesto sundried tomato mini puff pastry appetizer

Add a couple sundried tomatoes on top of the mozzarella.

Egg wash the pastry with 1 egg + 1 tbsp of water. Using a fork, whisk the egg and water together. Use a pastry brush to brush all of the edges of the pastry with the egg wash.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, until the puff pastry turns a golden-brown.

pesto sundried tomato mini puff pastry appetizer recipe

Pesto and Goat Cheese Puff Pastry

Pesto mini puff pastry appetizer bites are made with sharp goat cheese.

You can cut the pastry to the size you want for your appetizers (2-3″ squares).

Score a square inside the puff pastry about 1 cm from the edge. Place all of the fillings on the inside of the scored puff pastry.

Place a spoonful of fresh pesto on the puff pastry, and then place of goat cheese top of.

Add a couple of sundried tomatoes to the top of the goat cheese.

Egg wash the pastry with 1 egg + 1 tbsp of water. Using a fork, whisk the egg and water together. Use a pastry brush to brush all of the edges of the pastry with the egg wash.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, until the puff pastry turns a golden-brown.

Pesto and Goat Cheese mini Puff Pastry appetizers

Gruyere Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Puff Pastry

Gruyere puff pastry bites are made with buttery caramelized onions, and soft mushrooms for a textured appetizer.

Onions are caramelized in butter, and deglazed with balsamic. Mushrooms are cooked in butter, and then mixed with caramelized onions, along with some grated gruyere cheese.

Puff pastry is cut into squares, and then scored 1 cm from the edge of the puff pastry square.

Onion mixture is spooned onto the puff pastry and egg washed.

Mini puff pastry appetizer is baked in the oven until the pastry turns golden brown, and garnished with parsley.

Spinach and Feta Puff Pastry

Spinach and feta pastry bites is a creamy and savory appetizer.

Cooked spinach, crumbled feta cheese, and grated parmesan cheese are mixed together in a bowl to make the base of the appetizer.

Puff pastry is cut into squares, and then scored 1 cm from the edge of the puff pastry square.

Spinach and cheese mixture is spooned onto the puff pastry, and a thin slice of tomato is placed on top. Sprinkle a bit of pepper on top, and egg wash the pastry prior to putting it in the oven.

Spinach puff pastry appetizer is baked in the oven until the pastry turns golden brown.

Smoked Salmon Puff Pastry

Smoked salmon puff pastry bites have a cream cheese base with a hint of dill weed.

Cream cheese is mixed with freshly chopped chives, smoked salmon pieces, and fresh dill weed to make the base of the appetizer.

Puff pastry squares are placed inside a muffin tin (2″ square) to make a well for holding the fillings of the mini appetizer.

Place a spoonful of cream cheese filling into each of the puff pastry squares, and bake in the oven until the pastry turns golden brown.

Garnish the puff pastry appetizer with a bit of fresh dill.

Pepper Jelly and Cream Cheese Puff Pastry

Pepper jelly puff pastry bites are made with cream cheese, and have a hint of spice from the pepper jelly.

Puff pastry squares are placed inside a muffin tin (2″ square) to make a well for holding the cream cheese. The squares are baked for a few minutes, and then removed from the oven.

Cream cheese is spooned onto the partially cooked puff pastry squares, along with a spoonful of pepper jelly.

Pepper jelly puff pastry bites are baked in the oven for a few more minutes to crisp up the puff pastry edges.

Garnish with thyme leaves and serve immediately.

Crab Puff Pastry

Crab puff pastry bites are filled with vegetables and lumps of crab for this seafood mini puff pastry appetizer.

Chopped onions and red pepper are cooked in a bit of olive oil and minced garlic in a frying pan on medium heat.

Vegetables are removed from the heat source, and mixed together with cream cheese, mayo, freshly grated parmesan cheese, and lumps of crab meat to make the base of the appetizer filling.

Chives, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, and fresh lemon juice are added to the cream cheese filling.

Puff pastry squares are placed inside a muffin tin (2″ square) to make a well for holding the cream cheese filling.

Crab cream cheese filling is spooned onto the puff pastry squares and baked in the oven until the pastry turns golden brown.

Feuilletine Recipe

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Feuillentine is a crispy wafer that uses a batter similar to crepes.

The batter needs to be spread thin with a brush to create the crispy texture.

Feuilletine Recipe

If the batter isn’t spread thin, the feuilletine will be flimsy, and bendable.

You’ll have to cook it a bit longer to get it to crisp up.

When the feuilletine begins to turn golden brown you’ll know it’s ready to be taken out of the oven.

Feuilletine Recipe

Feuilletine Ingredients

  • melted butter
  • icing sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • egg whites

What can you use feuilletine for

Feuilletine gives a cake base it’s crunchy texture.

You can make a crunchy cake crust layer with feuilletine by mixing together a combination of praline paste, melted chocolate, hazelnut crumbs, and hazelnut butter.

Crunchy Cake Crust Recipes with Feuilletine

what can you use Feuilletine for

Feuilletine Desserts

what can you use Feuilletine for

Feuilletine Recipe

How to make feuilletine.
Prep Time10 minutes
Active Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: dessert
Yield: 1 cup

Materials

  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar

Instructions

  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together 1/4 cup icing sugar and 1/4 cup flour until well combined.
  • Add 1/4 cup egg whites, and whisk together until it's completely mixed through.
  • Add melted butter (1/4 cup) to the bowl and whisk together again until it's fully combined.
    Feuilletine batter Recipe
  • Line a half sheet sized baking sheet with parchment paper. You can always use 2 – quarter sized baking sheets if you don't have a half sheet.
  • Place the mixture into the baking pan. Using a brush, spread the mixture out as thin as possible. This creates the crispy texture. If it's too thick it won't crisp up in the oven. It will be more squishy than crispy.
    how to make Feuilletine
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes at 325 degrees F. It should golden brown when it's finished.
  • Let the feuillentine cool fully. Then break up into pieces.
    Store in an airtight container until you're ready to use them.
    Feuilletine Recipe

6 Quesadilla Sauce Recipe Ideas

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Quesadillas can made with savory sauces such as chipotle lime sauce, avocado chimichurri, basil ranch, Hawaiian BBQ sauce, or pesto sauce.

You can fill your quesadillas with chicken, black beans, or steak, and drizzle your sauce inside your quesadilla.

Quesadilla sauce fills the inside of the tortilla, along with vegetables and cheese.

You can also use quesadilla sauce for dipping sauce as well, along with guacamole, sour cream, or crema.

Quesadilla Sauce recipe ideas

Pesto Sauce

Fresh pesto sauce is a creamy, and earthy sauce you can use inside quesadillas.

Pesto goes well with dried cranberries and chicken in quesadillas.

It’s best to make fresh pesto sauce for quesadillas, as it’s packed full of flavor. Pesto bought in a jar doesn’t have nearly as much basil flavoring.

Quesadilla Sauce for chicken quesadillas

Serve your Chicken pesto quesadilla with a tangy yogurt cilantro lime sauce.

Cilantro lime sauce has a light, refreshing citrus taste to it which goes well with chicken pesto quesadillas.

Quesadilla Sauce for chicken quesadillas

Avocado Chimichurri

Chimichurri is a red wine vinegar based sauce blended with parsley, oregano, garlic, and olive oil. Chimichurri has a tart flavor with earthy herb tones.

Avocado chimichurri is when the chimichurri sauce is mixed with mashed avocado, giving it a creamier, thick base to the sauce.

Avocado chimichurri can be used inside, and on top of steak quesadillas.

Hawaiian BBQ Sauce

Hawaiian BBQ sauce is a pineapple juice infused BBQ sauce used to marinate chicken to use in a chicken quesadilla.

Chicken quesadilla is made with chicken, grilled pineapples, onions, cheddar cheese, rice, and pickled jalapenos.

Hawaiian BBQ sauce is made by mixing together pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, and cilantro leaves.

Half of the BBQ sauce is used for the chicken. The other half of the Hawaiian BBQ sauce is drizzled on the top of quesadilla to serve.

As well, the quesadillas can be served with an accompanying pineapple and mango guacamole.

Basil Ranch

Basil ranch is a creamy, aromatic sauce for chicken and bacon quesadillas.

You can use Greek yogurt or sour cream for the base of the sauce, along with a bit of mayonnaise.

Buttermilk, fresh basil leaves, cilantro leaves, chives, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne is added to the base of the sauce and are blended together to create a thick quesadilla sauce.

To make the quesadillas, place shredded gouda, arugula, grilled chicken, bacon bits, sun-dried tomatoes, and diced pickles on half of the tortilla in a frying pan on medium heat.

Add a few spoonful’s of basil ranch over the quesadilla, along with some honey mustard sauce.

Add more shredded gouda, and close the tortilla and continue cooking on both sides.

Serve quesadilla with chopped pieces of avocado and more basil ranch for dipping.

Sauce for quesadillas

Chipotle Lime Sauce

Chipotle lime sauce is a spicy, thin sauce for chicken quesadillas.

Chipotle lime sauce is made by blending together diced jalapeño, chipotle sauce, garlic, lime juice, orange juice, cumin, salt, black pepper, soy sauce, and olive oil.

Chicken is marinated in chipotle lime sauce, and grilled for inside the quesadillas.

To make the chicken quesadillas, place a tortilla in a frying pan on medium heat.

Add shredded Monterey jack cheese and diced chicken to the tortilla.

Drizzle chipotle lime sauce over the tortilla. Fold the tortilla over and continue cooking on each side.

Serve chipotle chicken quesadillas with a side of chipotle lime sauce, sour cream, or guacamole.

spicy Quesadilla Sauce ideas

BBQ Sauce

BBQ sauce is a sweet sauce you can use in chicken quesadillas.

Chicken quesadillas can be made by spreading a thin layer of BBQ sauce all over the tortilla.

Shredded cheddar cheese and Monterey jack cheese are sprinkled over the BBQ sauce, along with red onions, grilled chicken, and cilantro leaves.

BBQ sauce quesadillas are fried, and then served with a side of BBQ sauce for dipping.

Tuile Cookies

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Tuiles are a thin crispy cookie. You can fill tuiles with sweet fillings such as mousse, chantilly cream, custard, and curd.

Tuiles are made by making a thin cookie batter, and then shaping it on a silicone baking mat with the back of the spoon.

You don’t need to use a stencil to make tuiles.

You can simply shape the tuiles using a spoon and guiding it into your desired shape, such as a circle or rectangle.

how to make Tuile Cookies

Tuiles are baked in the oven until the edges start to turn a golden brown.

Tuiles need to be shaped right after coming out of the oven, otherwise they solidify and you can’t mold them into a shape.

how to make tuile desserts

Cone

Cone tuiles are made by putting a spoonful of batter on the silicone baking mat, and then smearing the batter into a circle using the back of a spoon.

how to shape a cone tuile

Be sure to get the batter as uniform as possible, so it bakes evenly.

After the circle is baked, shape the cookies by folding it over a metal cone shape.

Try to overlap the batter at the narrow end of the cone so the cone has an overlap.

This will make filling the cones much easier, and they will look nicer when presented.

Place the cone seam down for it to set. It only takes a couple of minutes for the cone to set.

how to make a cone tuile cookie

Taco

Taco tuiles are made by putting a spoonful of batter on the silicone baking mat, and then smearing the batter into a circle using the back of a spoon.

how to shape a taco tuile

Be sure to get the batter as uniform as possible, so it bakes evenly.

After the circle is baked, to make a “taco” shape you can drape the cookie over a thick rounded object ~1″ in diameter.

You can even use the handle of one of your cookware. Let it sit to dry until it’s shaped into a taco.

how to make a taco shaped tuile cookie

Spiral

Spiral tuiles look beautiful as a decoration on top of a dessert.

how to shape a spiral tuile

You can make a spiral tuile by placing a spoonful of batter on a silicone baking mat.

Guide the batter into a rectangle shape (~1.3″x6″).

Bake the tuile in the oven. After it’s come out of the oven, twist the tuile over a round object (~1″ in diameter).

One of the ends will be at the top, the other end should be opposite, and then rolled over the rounded object to create the spiral. Let it cool down to set the spiral tuile.

how to make a spiral tuile

Semi-Circle

Semi-circle tuiles can be the base of a dessert, and have mousse or Chantilly cream piped onto it as a unique dessert.

How to make desserts with half circle shaped tuiles

You can make a semi-circle tuile by placing a spoonful of batter on a silicone baking mat.

Guide the batter into a rectangle shape (~1.3″x6″).

Bake the tuile in the oven. After it’s come out of the oven, place the rectangular cookie inside a half sphere silicone mold, and then let to set to solidify.

how to shape a semi-circle tuile

Basket

Basket tuiles are made by putting a spoonful of batter on the silicone baking mat, and then smearing the batter into a circle using the back of a spoon.

Be sure to get the batter as uniform as possible.

Bake the tuile. While the tuile is baking, place a glass upside down.

As soon as it comes out of the oven, drape the tuile over the glass. Fold the edges of the tuile over the glass, and press them towards the center. This creates the basket shape.

Let it sit for a couple of minutes to set the tuile basket. Remove the tuile from the glass, and place it right side up to fill your tuile basket.

Straw

Straw tuiles are made by putting a spoonful of batter on the silicone baking mat, and then smearing the batter into a circle using the back of a spoon.

Be sure to get the batter as uniform as possible.

Bake the tuile.

As soon as the tuile comes out of the oven, place a chop stick at the edge of the tuile.

Roll the tuile over the chop stick, and place it seam side down to let it set.

Remove the chop stick, and repeat for the next tuile.

How to Decorate Tuiles

Tuiles can be decorated using chocolate, sprinkles, or frosting.

You can dip the edges of the tuiles into melted chocolate to give the cookies a chocolate coating.

Add on a few sprinkles for a pop of color to your tuiles.

Frosting can be piped onto the edges of the tuile for a beautiful decoration. You can use the star tip for an intricate look to buttercream icing on the edges of the tuile.

Fillings for Tuile Cookies

Tuile Cookies

How to make tuile cookies
Prep Time10 minutes
Active Time8 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cookies
Yield: 20 tuiles

Materials

  • 1/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour

Instructions

  • In a medium sized bowl, use a hand mixer or a whisk to mix together 1/4 cup room temperature butter, 1/2 cup icing sugar, and 1/4 tsp vanilla extract until the sugar is creamed into the butter.
  • Add 1 egg white and whisk into the butter mixture. Add the other egg white, and whisk again.
  • Slowly add 1/2 cup of flour, whisking add you add the flour. You want to whisk out any clumps of flour so at the end you have a thick batter.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat. Place a spoonful of batter on the silicone mat, and tap the batter off the spoon. Use the back of the spoon to guide the tuile into a circular shape. The tuile should be approximately 2.5-3" in diameter. Only put about 6 tuiles on the baking mat. You don't want to bake too many at a time, otherwise you won't be able to shape them all when they come out of the oven.
  • Bake the tuiles for 5-9 minutes. The tuiles are finished baking when the edges start to turn golden brown.
  • Immediately after removing the tuiles from the oven, use a flipper to remove one of the cookies from the baking sheet.
  • Shape the cookies by folding it over a metal cone shape, and then place it seam down for it to set. This will create a cone tuile.
    how to shape a cone tuile
  • To make a "taco" shape, you can drape the cookie over a thick rounded object. You can even use the handle of one of your cookware. Let it sit to dry until it's shaped how you want.
    how to shape a taco tuile
  • You can make a spiral tuile by making a rectangular shaped tuile. After it's come out of the oven, twist the tuile over a round object. One of the ends will be at the top, the other end should be opposite, and then rolled over the rounded object.
    how to shape a spiral tuile
  • After you're done baking the tuiles, store them in an airtight container.
  • You can also save the batter by placing it in the fridge covered, and then using it over the next 2 days.

7 Wrap Sauce Ideas

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Wraps are tortilla’s filled with vegetables, meat, and enticing, mouthwatering sauces.

You can drizzle your wraps with avocado crema, tzatziki sauce , chipotle mayo, ranch, Caesar and more to fill your wraps with to make a savory or spicy wrap.

Wrap Sauce ideas

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki sauce is a thick, tangy sauce with a hint of dill and cucumber you can use to make Greek wraps.

Greek wraps are made by smearing tzatziki sauce over the tortilla.

Add cooked chicken or pork, diced tomatoes and cucumber, lettuce, diced red onions, and feta cheese on top of the tzatziki sauce.

Roll up the wrap to enjoy a savory Greek wrap.

Tzatziki sauce is made by straining Greek yogurt through a cheesecloth for about 2 hours to remove the liquid from the yogurt, leaving a thick base to make tzatziki sauce.

Olive oil, dill, grated cucumber, vinegar, salt, and minced garlic is added to the yogurt to create a creamy, dill and cucumber flavored sauce for wraps.

Wrap Sauce ideas

Chipotle Mayo

Chipotle mayo is a spicy, tangy sauce you can use for chipotle chicken wraps.

Chipotle chicken wraps are made by mixing together diced chicken, lettuce, diced tomatoes, and diced avocado and chipotle mayo until everything is coated in spicy chipotle sauce.

The mixture is placed in a tortilla and rolled up for a spicy chicken wrap.

spicy Wrap Sauce ideas

Chipotle mayo gets its spice from adding chipotle peppers in adobo sauce to mayo, along with a little lemon juice to give it its tangy flavor.

chipotle wrap sauce recipe ideas

Ranch Sauce

Ranch sauce is a tangy, creamy sauce that you can use for chicken bacon wraps.

Chicken bacon wraps are made with diced chicken, crispy bacon, lettuce, and diced tomatoes. Ranch sauce is drizzled on top of everything, and then it’s rolled up in a tortilla to create a savory wrap to enjoy.

Ranch sauce is made by mixing together mayo and sour cream to create the base of the sauce.

Chives, parsley, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper are added to the dipping sauce and mixed together.

Ranch sauce needs to be refrigerated for at least 30 minutes prior to using to let the herbs infuse into sauce.

Sriracha Mayo

Sriracha mayo is a spicy, tangy mayo based sauce that brings the heat to your wrap!

Sriracha mayo is made by adding fresh lemon juice, minced garlic, honey, and sriracha sauce to mayo.

Sriracha mayo goes well drizzled on top of shrimp wraps or tuna wraps.

Shrimp wraps are made by smearing sriracha mayo over a tortilla, and then placing cooked shrimp, shredded cabbage, and avocado slices on top. Drizzle with a bit more sauce, and enjoy this spicy shrimp wrap.

Tuna wraps are made by using sriracha mayo to coat the tuna pieces. Dices celery and onion are added to make the tuna salad part of the wrap.

To assemble the tuna wrap, place leaves of lettuce on top of a tortilla wrap. Add a bit of tuna salad on top of the lettuce. Top with slices of tomatoes and spinach leaves. Roll up the tuna wrap and enjoy!

spicy wrap sauce recipe ideas

Caesar Dressing

Caesar dressing is a lemon and garlic sauce you can use to make chicken Caesar wraps.

Caesar wraps are easy to make by combining diced chicken, parmesan cheese, croutons (optional), lettuce, and bacon (optional) together in a large bowl.

Add Caesar dressing to the bowl to coat everything in a creamy layer of dressing.

Place the mixture in a tortilla and wrap up and enjoy. You can heat up the chicken if desired to have a warm wrap.

sauces for wraps

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted garlic hummus is a thick chickpea sauce with hints of garlic, and spicy flavors.

Hummus can be used for tasty veggie wraps.

Veggie wraps can be made by smearing hummus over a tortilla.

Add slices of cucumber, tomatoes, avocados, yellow pepper, and carrots on top of the hummus.

Layer lettuce or spinach on top of the vegetables and drizzle with a bit of hot sauce to finish off the wrap.

Roll up the veggie wrap and enjoy!

Avocado Cream Sauce

Avocado cream sauce is a sauce made out of avocados that is blended with yogurt and herbs to make a tangy, citrusy sauce for wraps.

Avocado cream sauce is made with thick plain yogurt which gives the crema a thick base.

The yogurt mixed with avocado makes the sauce creamy and full bodied. It has a strong lime flavor to the avocado crema that finishes the sauce off well.

Avocado cream sauce is made by combining plain yogurt, avocado, cilantro leaves, minced garlic, fresh lime juice, olive oil, and a little salt in a food processor. To keep the sauce full and thick, the mixture is only “pulsed” in the food processor until it combines.

Avocado cream sauce goes well over shrimp wraps.

avocado wrap sauce