20 Delicious Thanksgiving Appetizers (Because the Pre-Game Is the Best Part)

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There’s something to be said for sitting down at a huge, beautifully set table for Thanksgiving dinner—but the magic really happens in the hours before the main event. On Thanksgiving, I’m all about grazing and basking in the glorious everyone-hanging-around-and-munching-while-the-turkey-cooks period. As delicious as turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes are, digging into entrées around a table isn’t quite the same slow, chill, wine-sipping experience.

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On the assumption that some people also love noshing on cheese and charcuterie as much as I do, I’ve collected 20 excellent Thanksgiving Day appetizer recipes. They’re a perfect prelude to the big meal—just make sure you stop before you’re too full to enjoy dinner. (I speak from experience.)

Originally published November 2016. Updated November 2017.

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Cranberry and Walnut Pinwheels
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Warm Butternut Squash with Gruyere and Pistachios
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Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese, Cranberries, and Balsamic Glaze
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Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Dip
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Brie with Caramelized Onions, Prosciutto, and Fig Jam
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Spicy Cranberry Salsa
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Salted Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Dip
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Pine Cone Cheese Ball Appetizer
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Butternut Squash Fritters
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Bacon Brown Sugar Smokies
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Candied Bacon Baked Brie
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Bacon-Wrapped Cheesy Stuffed Jalapenos
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Garlic Herb Tomato Goat Cheese Dip
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Pistachio Goat Cheese Appetizer
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Warm Goat Cheese Fritters
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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
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Apple Pecan Brie Bites
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Sausage and Stuffing Balls with Cranberry Dipping Sauce
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