Appetizer ideas with Jam

The holidays are all about hosting family and friends. Make entertaining easy with these simple, pre-dinner bites combined with the most delicious local jam.

When I’m in need of a quick appetizer, two options come to mind: dips and puff pastry. Dips are always a hit. People love dip all year round and it’s often easy to assemble and serve. Puff pastry is also easy to bake and serve, plus it adds an element of “wow”. The end result often looks like it came from a bakery, and the combination of Puff Pastry Appetizers with Goat Cheese and Jam are no exception. Find here a couple of quick recipes that you can cook in under 20 minutes and you can combine with our best jams  Plum, Apricot, Strawberry or Peach will all go very well with the following recipes.


1. Puff Pastry Appetizers with Goat Cheese and Jam

Puff Pastry Bites with Goat Cheese and Jam are an easy appetizer made with just three ingredients! Your guests will adore these bite-size treats.


puff pastry bites with goat cheese and jam on a wooden board

2. Goat Cheese Apricot Jam Appetizer

One of the easiest recipes for any season of entertaining is to serve this Goat Cheese Apricot Jam Appetizer, topped with a fresh herb!

Goat Cheese Apricot Jam Appetizer

3. Strawberry Jam Goat Cheese Crostini

The goat cheese has a nice soft tang that complements the sweet strawberries. Mix that with crostini!

Strawberry Jam Goat Cheese Crostini

4. Baked Brie with Jam

Baked Brie with Jam is an easy and elegant appetizer that requires very few ingredients and an even smaller portion of effort. In fact, this savory-sweet spread is so simple, the next time you make it, you’ll likely do it from memory alone.

A hand is holding a water crackers topped with melty baked brie and jam.

5. Baked Brie Bites with Jam

Puff pastry, Brie cheese, strawberry or apricot jam. Yes indeed, the gang’s all here! But there’s not a knife or cracker in sight because the classic Brie appetizer is getting a fork-free makeover thanks to Baked Brie Bites with Jam.

Baked Brie Bites with Jam recipe on


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