Blue Ribbon Fruit Appetizer Recipes


Stuffed Strawberries

By Darla Sibley
this has a wonderful flavor and is beautiful to put together.

Savory Apple Pinwheels

By Melissa Baldan
Every time I make these they are the first appetizer that is gone. They are absolutely...

Avocado-Stuffed Tomatoes

By Jeanne Benavidez
A friend brought this to a backyard party once and I really liked it. She was...

Peanut Butter - Banana Rolls

By arty Jrgnsn
This is a further modification of the famous Elvis Presley's sandwich. To me, lumpia wrappers from...

Sa–more S’mores, Please…

By Irisa Raina 9
I made these for fathers day...for the adults... The other adults who didn't want this had pound...

Strawberry Salsa

By natalie miller
A great summer salsa for BBQs and family gatherings.

Fruit Pizza

By Janell Smith
A family favorite and always a huge hit.

Cinnamon Tortilla Chips w/Strawberry Salsa

By Irana Grenier
This is a very fun recipe to try out. I really enjoyed making my own...

APPLE CHEDDAR SPINACH PIZZA W/HAM RIBBONS

By Lora DiGs
MY COUSINS TOOK MY HUSBAND N MYSELF OUT TO THIS TAVERN IN NEW JERSEY N THIS...

Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Parmesan

By Judy Sprague
This was recently a big hit at a friends retirement party.

Watermelon Mozzarella Salad

By Grishma Shah
Watermelon Mozzarella Salad is very easy to make, flavorful, and crowd-pleasing. It is perfect for your...

Amaretto Dip with Strawberries

By Diana Perry
This dip is delicious, and actually low fat and quite light! It is wonderful with...

Strawberry Ham Bites

By Jillena Smets
I was inspired to create these after seeing a turkey and spinach bite. Everyone here...

Homemade Caramel Apple Dip

By Debbie Sue
It's Apple Season! This is a nice autumn treat. So quick and easy to put together.

Gram's BEST Banana Bread

By Lyn Starr
This recipe is written on a pink piece of cardstock and sooo faded I can barely...

Candied Nuts and Brie Dip

By Lisa 'Gayle' Goff
I love this recipe. I always serve with the apples and a bread so I can...

Bea's Sweet Potato Jacks

By Bea L.
Some people call these fried pies or fritters but my mama called them jacks. When I...

Strawberry Salsa

By Martha Ray Deen
This was part of an entry I submitted for the South Carolina Strawberry Festival recipe contest....

Ricotta Mascarpone Mousse w/ Balsamic Strawberries

By Jo Anne Sugimoto
For some reason or other, I really like balsamic vinegar, especially with fruits and vegetables. And...

Summer Sunrise Salsa

By Lana Bade
This is refreshing and great for summer when everything is at its freshest!

Amaretto Fruit Dip

By Debbie Sue
I used to make this a lot back in the '80's. I was going through my...

Simply Divine! Open-Faced Grilled Chicken & Apricot Sammies

By Amanda Smith
Just one word! Divine! Submitting this wonderful open faced sandwich for the Sandwiches, Sammiches, and Sammies...

Cheesecake Dip on a Stick

By Whitney Froehlich
Concocted this recipe by a total accident! It was supposed to be used as a cupcake...

Cranberry Chutney

By Angela Lynch
I like to make this for Christmas parties. You can make this up and refrigerate overnight.
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