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Celebrate Halloween With These Crave-Worthy Orange Appetizers

Oct 13 2014 - 2:15pm

Sure, there are lots of cute Halloween candies and cupcakes [1] you can make to impress your guests, but it's important to serve some savory offerings as well. Check out these 13 orange-hued recipes so you can stay in line with your Halloween [2] decor without making every food item pumpkin- or bat-shaped.

— Additional reporting by Aemilia Madden

Photos: Anna Monette Roberts, Nicole Perry

Pimento Cheese Fondue

Meld together pimento cheese and fondue [3] for an unexpected, irresistible take on this '70s party staple.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Stuffed Squash Blossoms

If squash blossoms are still available at your market, stuff the golden blossoms with burrata [4] and serve them with tapenade and crostini for a light nibble.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

Sun-dried tomato hummus [5] is bursting with color and flavor and perfectly complements crisp vegetables and chips.

Source: The Two Bite Club [6]

Apricot, Almond, and Goat Cheese Bites

Like a cheese platter all in one tidy package, these apricot, goat cheese, and almond bites [7] are a snack your guests won't be able to resist.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Grilled Buffalo Shrimp

For a briny take on buffalo wings, try grilled buffalo shrimp [8] and prepare to wow your Halloween [9] guests.

Photo: Sarah Lipoff

Peppery Ranch Cheese Ball

Go retro with a peppery ranch cheese ball [10] and crackers.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Patatas Bravas

Patatas bravas [11], a common Spanish tapa, are a simple, spicy alternative to french fries. Serve them with a bright orange sauce made of mayo, tomatoes, and paprika.

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

Pumpkin Pie Dip

Embrace the flavors of Fall with pumpkin pie dip [12]; it'll start your celebration off on a sweet note.

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Gazpacho Bloody Mary

For a tongue-in-cheek appetizer-drink hybrid, serve gazpacho Bloody Marys [13].

Photo: Susannah Chen

Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella sticks [14] are surprisingly easy to make at home and utterly delicious.

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Go exotic with muhamarra, a Syrian roasted red pepper and walnut dip [15].

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

Roasted Fruit-Topped Bread

Roasted apricots and figs on bread [16] can be enjoyed pre- or postdinner. If apricots aren't available, you can substitute persimmons to keep the orange hue.

Photo: Susannah Chen

Cornish Pasties

Cornish pasties [17] are sure to keep you and your guests good and full, thanks to warming ingredients like polenta, butternut squash, potato, and chicken as well as fresh sage.

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

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