The food innovation team at M&M Food Market has shared all-new term: app-cuterie.
So, what’s an app-cuterie?
It’s M&M Food Market’s fun way of swapping the traditional spread of cured meats and cheeses with a selection of crispy, delectable appetizers from the oven or air fryer.
The idea is based on a number of trends, not the least of which is the growing popularity of appetizer-only meals.
It’s also rooted in M&M Food Market’s 40+ years of helping novice and expert home chefs save precious holiday time without sacrificing quality.
M&M Food Market experts have put their heads together for a few helpful tips and advice for anyone interested in doing their own app-cuterie for friends and loved ones
Settle on selection: One of the best parts of app-cuterie entertaining is variety. Knowing what to have on hand can be tricky but M&M Food Market experts have done the math:
- 10-12 guests = assortment of 5-6 appetizers
- 25 guests = assortment of 8-9 appetizers
- 50 guests = assortment of 11-12 appetizers
Know your quantities: Running out of food is memorable for all the wrong reasons. Justremember that your app-cuterie will replace a full meal so plan on 6-8 appetizers per guest.
You don’t need to be a culinary artist: Round up wooden cutting boards and fun looking dishware, a baking sheet or an iron skillet for serving. Dress them up with parchment paper and mix in garnishes like lemon wedges, sprigs of parsley, and slices of colourful veggies. Grab some tongs, skewers or toothpicks and watch your guests light up (and regret that they didn’t think of app-cuterie entertaining themselves)
Here are some curated selections of M&M Food Market’s easy to make appetizers and mouth-watering dessert options from holiday lineup, for anyone interested in doing their own app-cuterie over the holidays.
Gourmet Mushroom and Black Truffle Oil Flatbread
Stone-baked for authentic flavour and texture, this delectable flatbread is perfect as an entrée or appetizer.
With a hint of black truffle oil, a trio of cheeses and a delicious curation of Gourmet Mushroom varieties, you can experience fine-dining at home.
Gourmet Double Pepperoni Flatbread
This scrumptious shareable is a love letter to our fellow pepperoni aficionados who agree that you don’t need to sacrifice quantity for quality.
With a stone-baked crust, molten mozzarella and a decadently generous topping of sliced and diced Pepperoni Flatbread is here to take your taste buds to new heights.
Crispy Everything Cream Cheese Bites
Living up to their name, these Crispy Everything Cream Cheese Bites truly have it all.
With a cream cheese core surrounded by a savoury blend laden with onion, garlic, sesame and poppy seeds, these bites are here to give your go-to snack staples a run for their money.
Lavalicious chocolate chip cookies
When classic desserts collide, the results are simply scrumptious.
Discover the double deliciousness of a chocolatey molten center within the chewy goodness of these chocolate chip cookies.
Chocolate Yule Log
Traditional European style Chocolate sponge cake rolled around a soft dark chocolate mousse, coated in chocolate ganache and topped with chocolate curls.
Vanilla Raspberry Yule Log
Vanilla sponge cake rolled around a soft vanilla mousse and raspberry filling, coated with vanilla mousse and topped with dark and white chocolate curls.