7 Holiday Brunch Appetizers and Sangrias

The holidays will be here before you know it! Which means you will be eating constantly, all day long for 4 to 7 days. Be prepared to keep the feast going with these early afternoon brunch appetizers and winter time sangrias! They are quick and easy to make and taste delicious! They are sure to satisfy all of your hungry family members before your next giant meal!

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    Nana's Sausage Bread

    sausage bread

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    This sausage bread is the best!  It is a few simple ingredients that come together quickly and easily!  It is full of delicious cheese and sausage.  Store-bought or homemade dough can be used!  It is also a great dish to make ahead! Try it with pepperoni or other salty meats! 

  • 02 of 07

    Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

    Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

     When these Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers are at a party you won't be able to stop eating them! They are spicy, sweet, smoky, and cheesy.  I can't really think of anything better.  They are super easy to stuff ahead of time and bake up quickly!  Make sure to serve them up hot for your guests! 

  • 03 of 07

    Blood Orange Sangria

    Blood Orange Sangria

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Blood Orange Sangria is a nice winter twist on the classic summer sangria! In the winter blood oranges are in season! They are beautiful and raspberry-esque and are a perfect compliment to a fine red wine, or boxed wine.... Add in other fresh seasonal fruits and kick-back! 

  • 04 of 07

    Cheesy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

    Cheesy, sausage stuffed mushrooms

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    These stuffed mushrooms are filled with goodness! Sausage, Pecorino Romano cheese, garlic and onions, they've got it all! The mushroom caps are soaked with marsala wine, which makes them crazy delicious and they stay moist! They bake up super quickly and are hot and ready to feed your hungry guests! 

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  • 05 of 07

    Christmas Queso

    Spicy Christmas queso

     The Spruce

    Spicy Queso, you say? CHEESE! YAY!  This queso cheese dip is insanely easy to make.  It's spicy, smooth, and highly addicting.  You won't be able to stop eating it!  One chip dipped, and you are hooked. You can also add spicy chorizo or ground beef! 

  • 06 of 07

    Fig and Bacon Cheese Ball

    fig and bacon cheese ball

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    This cheese ball is so easy to make!  It is perfect for a quick brunch appetizer.  It has only 5 ingredients and only makes a mess of two dishes!  Simply fry up the bacon and mix together the remaining ingredients!  The fig jam adds a beautiful sweetness to compliment the smoky bacon! 

  • 07 of 07

    Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

    caramel apple sangria

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Apple Cider...meet Sparkling Wine.  It's a match made in heaven.  Throw in some caramel flavored vodka and you've got the good times rolling!  This apple cider sangria is perfect for fall and early winter parties and brunches!