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Pre-Thanksgiving Nibbles

How do you stave off the hungry hordes when Thanksgiving dinner is still hours away? Lay out a modern-day relish tray with these no-cook tidbits: a little something sweet, salty, and sour to whet the appetite and keep everyone primed for the feast to come.


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    La Quercia Nduja

    Skip the slicing and start the squeezing with La Quercia’s Nduja, a spicy prosciutto and chile spread. Made in Spain with fully cured pork, sea salt, and red chili pepper, it’s aged for close to a year. This rich and full-flavor spread can be used on crackers, flatbread or just squeezed into a bowl and used as a dip.

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  • BelGioioso Mascarpone
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    BelGioioso Mascarpone

    This thick, creamy, spreadable cheese makes the ideal base for a quick sweet OR savory spread: simply stir in chopped herbs, caramelized onions or shallots, and a little salt and pepper and serve with crunchy vegetable crudité. For something on the sweeter side, just add a touch of maple syrup or honey and serve with fresh fruit.

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  • 34 Degrees Crisps

    34 Degrees Sweet and Savory Crisps

    We love 34 Degrees’s crisps for their irresistible, light-as-air texture and delicate crunch. The savory crackers (rosemary, sesame, and cracked pepper) make perfect bases for cheese, and they’re great with any kind of dip or spread. Top the sweet flavors (chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and lemon) with mascarpone (see below) and fruit, and you’ve got an instant treat.

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    Pickled Pink Natural Pickles

    It may be winter, but there’s nothing wrong with bringing a taste of summer to the table. Pickled Pink’s Natural Sweet Gourmet Pickles, available in peach, spiced watermelon, and jalapeno, will add a piquant zest and crunch to creamy cheeses, charcuterie, hummus and more.

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  • Trois Petits Cochons mousse

    Les Trois Petits Cochons Pate and Mousses

    Les Trois Petits Cochons has now introduced organic versions of its delicious artisanal mousses and pates. The pork and chicken liver mousse, with flecks of truffle, and the Basque mousse, with a hint of espelette pepper, make sophisticated (and effortless) appetizers.

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    The Jam Stand Sweet Wino Onion Jam

    Merlot and red onions are the key ingredients in The Jam Stand’s Sweet Wino Onion Jam, a tangy foil for cheeses and meats—try slathering it on crostini with a little cheese.

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    Rustic Bakery Artisan Crisps

    The sweet-savory flavors of Rustic Bakery’s artisan crisps—apricot, pistachio, and brandy; citrus, ginger, and thyme; tart cherry, cacao nib, and almond—are beyond stellar on a cheese plate.

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