Last Minute Appetizers

These quick canapés and brilliant bites are here to help. Some can even be made ahead and stashed in the freezer, ready for whenever they're needed.

On the hunt for perfect party bites and quick canapé ideas? Click or scroll through our gallery for the best prep-ahead and 'throw it all together' appetizers and snacks around.

For the ultimate sweet and savory combination, this easy three-ingredient canapé sees ripe figs sliced in half and topped with tangy goats’ cheese and honey, then baked in a hot oven for 5 minutes or so, until the cheese is just starting to melt.

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They're at their best when hot, so prepare ahead of time and cook once your guests arrive.

Cheese and pastry are all you need to make utterly moreish, beautifully buttery cheese straws.

Place a block of puff pastry on a lightly floured surface, scatter generously with grated Parmesan and fold in half.

. Transfer to a baking tray and cook for 15 minutes in an oven preheated to 220°C/430°F/gas mark 7.

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