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Throw your own holiday party: 21 canape recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

21 Recipes

Gougeres

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes about 4 dozen gougeres

Johnny's spinach balls

Time 45 minutes
Yields Makes about 4 dozen spinach balls

Shishito peppers tempura

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Pissaladiere

Time 2 hours
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Thai peanut chicken wings

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Dungeness crab spring rolls with endive and almonds

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Traxx crab cakes

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 5

Chicken and watercress pesto turnovers

Time 2 hours
Yields Makes 4 dozen

Plantain empanadas with chipotle crema

Time 2 hours
Yields Makes 30 empanadas

Chicken liver pate

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes 16 crostini

Grilled feta in grape leaves

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Orso's Romano pizza

Time 45 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 12

Roasted peppers stuffed with homemade ricotta

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Spicy mac and cheese

Time 55 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Tonno del Chianti

Time 4 hours
Yields Serves 8

Pickled sardines on toast with artichoke puree, tomato and black olive

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Makes 2 dozen canapés

Whole-wheat blini with green olive tapenade

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Serves 12 to 14

White bean, anchovy and caper spread

Time 10 minutes
Yields Makes about 1 1/3 cups

Fig, prosciutto and blue cheese pizzas

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 6

Grissini (breadsticks)

Time 55 minutes
Yields Makes 4 dozen breadsticks

Cheese beignets

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 10 (Makes about 52 small beignets)


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