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You have a few friends coming over, so naturally you want to serve a bunch of photogenic apps that everyone will be dying to Instagram. It’s easier than it looks when you pick a few foolproof recipes. From a Pinterest-ready bruschetta bar to an impressive array of savory crostini and tarts, here are 17 fancy appetizers that are secretly really easy to make.

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1. Italian Bruschetta Bar

The epitome of a fancy app: a bruschetta bar. Pass us a negroni.

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2. Baked Brie with Figs, Pistachios and Orange

Sweet and savory with melted cheese? Count us in (and everyone else).

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3. Scallion and Chive Flatbread

The quickest way to make anything “fancy”? Add edible flowers.

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4. Smoked Salmon Crostini with Herbed Mayonnaise

Ten minutes and a food processor gives you Katie Workman’s herbed mayonnaise, the best base for these savory smoked salmon crostini.

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5. Brussels Sprout Sliders

The first rule of fancy apps: Put stuff on a stick. For these sliders, it’s Brussels sprouts, prosciutto and mozzarella balls.

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6. Vegetarian Sushi Cups

Impress your friends by making your own sushi. This veg version is surprisingly easy to pull off.

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7. Roasted Green Bean Salad with Navy Beans and Preserved Lemons

Want to transform green bean salad into something très chic? Easy. Just call them haricots verts.

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8. Sweet Potato Crostini

Toppings are everything when it comes to these classy finger foods. We’re partial to the cranberry almond complete with crème fraîche.

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9. Beet Carpaccio with Burrata

On their own, beets, carpaccio and burrata all have the makings of a classy app. That’s why Aida Mollenkamp includes all three in one dish.

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10. Baked Mac-and-Cheese Bites

Dress up comfort food by serving it in bite-size portions.

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11. Coconut Shrimp

Yes, deep frying coconut shrimp sounds intimidating, but we promise it’s easier to manage than you think.

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12. Spicy Pineapple Prosciutto Tarts

Frozen puff pastry allows these spicy pineapple and prosciutto tarts to come together in 30 minutes.

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13. Crisp Fall Green Salad with Benne Seed Ginger Dressing

Heirloom benne seeds dress up this simple dressing and seasonal salad.

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14. Melon Caprese Skewers with Herb Oil

A melon baller is the secret tool to make Liz Harris’s impressive-looking melon skewers with mozzarella and herbed oil.

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15. Roasted Mixed Nuts

Serve a ramekin of your homemade roasted mixed nuts to give pre-dinner cocktails a five-star touch.

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16. Boursin Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Bacon

Need to gussy up a package of cheese from the grocery store? Top Boursin with caramelized onions and chunks of bacon.

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17. Whipped Feta Dip

Um, we’re actually just going to make this for ourselves so we can eat the whole thing.

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