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27 Gorgeous, Celebratory Canapé Recipes

There's always something to celebrate -- do so with something beautiful and delicious.

Christmas may be over, but party season is still in full swing (and will be straight through summer, according to us.)New Year's Eve is just a few days away, and after that you've got your mid-January Let's Celebrate Something So We Don't Just Sleep For Six Months affairs to host and attend. We're here to help improve your fancy snack arsenal. Winter is definitely the season to whip up group-oriented comfort food, like baked brie, party dips, and naturally, nachos, but sometimes when we're feeling a little shlumpy, we crave something a little more upscale. We are referring, of course, to canapé recipes.

Canapés have picked up a lot of different definitions over the years. Some people use the word canapé to refer to any small appetizer you can eat in one or two bites with your fingers. Others insist that it must be a decorative appetizer on a round, square or rectangle of toasted or fried bread. For our purposes today, we're thinking of a canapé as something pretty to look at, easy to eat, usually on a toast or cracker, but not always (since we know there are party guests who just don't want to eat a piece of bread with every bite). Here are 27 canapé recipes to help you end 2014 on a classy note and start 2015 with a little extra glam. 'Cuz you deserve it.

1
Mascarpone Sprout Canapes With Pickled Onion, Smoked Sesame Seeds And Wine Salt
Leela Cyd/Tea Cup Tea
2
Wasabi Shrimp With Avocado On Rice Cracker
Steamy Kitchen
3
Smoked Salmon On Mustard-Chive And Dill Butter Toasts
James Ransom/Food52
4
Sardine Rillettes
Simply Recipes
Get the Sardine Rillettes recipe from Simply Recipes
5
Herbed Biscuit Bites With Ricotta Cream And Onion Jam
James Ransom/Food52
6
Salmon Mousse
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Salmon Mousse recipe from A Beautiful Mess
7
Persimmon Bruschetta
Food52
Get the Persimmon Bruschetta recipe by Aliwaks from Food52
8
Creamy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Food52
9
Cheesy Canapés With Roasted Tomato And Anchovies
Bev Cooks
10
Shrimp, Cucumber And Curry Cream Cheese Canapés
Cookin' Canuck
11
Cucumber Canapés With Whipped Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, And Basil
Two Peas & Their Pod
12
Roasted Cinnamon Pear Bruschetta
How Sweet It Is
Get the Roasted Cinnamon Pear Bruschetta recipe from How Sweet It Is
13
Baked Potato Bites
Cook The Story
Get the Baked Potato Bites recipe from Cook The Story
14
Little Mushroom Pinwheels
James Ransom/Food52
15
Crostini Di Fegatini
Flat Art Studios
Get the Crostini di Fegatini recipe from Lauren Braun Costello
16
Chickpea "Chole" Canapés
Food52
Get the Chickpea "Chole" Canapés recipe by Subha Nellaiyappan from Food52
17
Steak Tostada Bites
Macheesmo
Get the Steak Tostada Bites recipe from Macheesmo
18
Mushroom And Caramelized Onion Polenta Bites
Delicieux
19
Tea Egg Salad
Karen Mordechai/Food52
Get the Tea Egg Salad recipe from Food52
20
Olive Crostini
Simply Recipes
Get the Olive Crostini recipe from Simply Recipes
21
Toasted Goat Cheese Crostini With Basil And Red Onion Jam
James Ransom/Food52
22
Parmesan Onion Canapés
Authentic Suburban Gourmet
Get the Parmesan Onion Canapés recipe from Authentic Suburban Gourmet
23
Goat Cheese And Baby Beet Canapé With Balsamic Glaze And Micro Herbs
heneedsfood
24
Homemade Gravlax
Love & Olive Oil
Get the Homemade Gravlax recipe from Love & Olive Oil
25
Potato Leek Canapés With Goat Cheese And Bacon
Food52
Get the Potato Leek Canapés With Goat Cheese And Bacon recipe by Someonewhobakes from Food52
26
Mushroom Tartlets With Garlic Herb Cheese
Annie's Eats
27
Pumpkin Gruyere Gougères
FoodieCrush
Get the Pumpkin Gruyere Gougères recipe from FoodieCrush

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