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You are hosting some guests over for dinner but forgot to make any appetizers, and now there is not enough time. Difficult times, right? Ah…you must be running around in the kitchen wearing that stained apron. Stop! Don’t panic. This happens to the best of us. With these recipes, you can make delectable appetizers in only five minutes. That will leave ample time for you to plate them and nosh some yourself. 

Raspberry Pastry


Raspberry Jam – 3 Tablespoons

Sugar – 4 Tablespoons

Puff Pastry Sheet (9 ounces)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and flour the workspace. Cut the frozen puff pastry sheet into five equal strips. Spread raspberry jam on four pastry strips and sprinkle sugar (2 tablespoons) on the top. Stack the four strips together and top it with the last remaining strip. Freeze until it is firm. Now with a knife, slice the stack crosswise and place the pieces on the baking sheet. Sprinkle them with sugar (2 tablespoons). Bake them until they are golden and puffed. Let it cool before serving.  

Cranberry Cheese Ball


Brown Sugar – 1 Tablespoon

Orange Zest

Goat Cheese – 8 ounces

Orange Juice 

Take all the ingredients and mix them together. Form a ball and roll it in grated white chocolate and dried cranberries. Refrigerate it until it takes full shape. Now, serve it to your guests or otherwise store it in the refrigerator. It is one of the easiest appetizers you can make. Try it and share your experience in the comments section below.  

Smoked Salmon Crackers

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Ground Pepper

Coarse salt

Fresh Shives – 3 Tablespoons

Neufchatel Cheese – 4 ounces

Horseradish – 1 Tablespoon

Sliced Radishes – 6

Smoked Salmon – 4 ounces

Butter Crackers – 24

Put cheese and thinly sliced fresh chives in a container and add a tablespoon of horseradish. Then stir them together. Cut smoked salmon into thin slices. Now put the mixture on crackers and top it with radish and smoked salmon. Serve them with a smile and collect as many compliments as you can. The cheese mixture can be stored for about 7 hours. 

Parmesan-Pepper Sticks


Ground Pepper

All-Purpose Flour

Puff Pastry – 1 Sheet

Grated Parmesan – 6 Tablespoons

Melted Unsalted Butter – 2 Tablespoons

Preheat the oven at about 375 degrees. Flour your workspace and roll out puff pastry to an 18 by 10-inch rectangle. Brush it with one tablespoon melted unsalted butter and sprinkle with some Parmesan (3 tablespoons) and pepper. Roll over the dough gently. Then flip it to repeat the same. Keep rolling till it is even. Then cut the dough half into two 18 by 5-inch rectangles. Arrange both the strips on two baking sheets and bake them until the pastry is puffed and golden. Rotate the sheets halfway and then let it cool completely. It is now ready to be served. You can also store them for a day or two in an airtight container.

Tuna Caper Dip


Sour cream – ⅓ cup

Parsley Leaves – ¼ cup

Tuna (packed in oil) – 1 can

Anchovies – 2

Lemon Juice – 1 Teaspoon

Ground Pepper

Coarse salt

Red-pepper flakes – 1 pinch

Capers – 2 Teaspoon

Rinse, drain, and chop the capers. Take fresh parsley leaves and chop them finely. Take a bowl and put all the ingredients in. Mix them together and season it with salt and pepper. Serve them with vegetable chips. The tuna, capers, and anchovies complement each other beautifully and lend a taste that you would definitely love. 

Last Words

Sometimes the best parties are not planned at all. When your friends show up unexpectedly, you just need a few ingredients in your pantry to make these amazing 5-minute appetizers. Next time you are in a pinch, try these delicious recipes without having to go through much of hassle.