May 24, 2022 4 min read
Finding the right finger foods for a get-together is always a challenge, especially when wine is involved. With an assortment of taste palettes in attendance, the food you choose to serve can make or break your wine night experience.
You’re in luck! The gang at Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly has prepared a list of 10 finger foods that are sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters at your next get-together.
These dishes take a varying amount of time to prepare, so we are sure that one of the foods on our list will fit within your time constraints. Unleash any or all of these delicious treats during your next wine night to keep the party flowing!
Trying to manage a wine glass and a messy burger simultaneously can be a challenge. Not to mention, there is something slightly unrefined about mixing an elegant glass of good wine with the sloppiness of a burger. We suggest toning down those meat patties to something more contained, such as a beef slider.
It is up to you what to include on your sliders, but we’d definitely recommend including the classic flavor of Grandma Jones’ Traditional Pepper Jelly in your arrangement.
The elements that make up an antipasto salad are good on their own to go with all sorts of wine, but put them together to achieve a true multitool dish.
From the cheese to the meat and veggies, there is a little something for everyone in an antipasto salad. One of those items alone might serve as a nice dish to unveil to your guests, but together they form an elite team.
Wine and seafood just go together well (more on that later). One of the most popular, and customizable, seafood selections is shrimp. With a marinated exterior, the shrimp you prepare might even catch the attention of those elusive non-seafood eaters.
The crossover appeal of shrimp extends to the many methods of serving it. We suggest pre-skewering them so that guests can gain quick and easy access to multiple of these delectable snacks.
Who says meatballs can only go with spaghetti? Meatballs are an underrated treat on their own that, like shrimp, can be prepared in a number of different ways. Whichever method you choose, the key is to find the right sauce to slather the meatballs in.
Swedish and sweet and sour flavors are popular, but we see Grandma Jones’ Jalapeno Pepper Jelly as the best option to maximize the zest of your offerings.
Perhaps the simplest of the items we are endorsing on this list, olives and wine are a combination that have centuries of history together. Considered a staple of traditional Mediterranean cuisine, along with grapes and wheat, olives bring a level of prestige that not every fruit can measure up to. And yes, they are a fruit.
A healthy option, to be sure, make sure to prepare for multiple jars worth of olives to disappear on wine night.
Pigs in blankets are a favorite in Northeast Pennsylvania, where Grandma Jones first developed her recipes, but we think that they will work just fine in most settings across the nation. These adorable hors d'oeuvres are perfect for a bunch of different party atmospheres, so why would a classy wine night be any exception?
To be clear, we have in mind the American variety in which a sausage is wrapped in dough. Although, we suppose the British iteration of pigs in a blanket, which swaps the dough for bacon, might be a nice match for wine as well.
Delicious and a test in good preparation, deviled eggs will certainly help fill up the bellies of your guests before they leave. Deviled eggs are an excellent option for a host looking to break from the standard finger food options and branch out into something more unique.
To add a little extra bite to the dish, try serving deviled eggs with Grandma Jones’ Habanero Pepper Jelly on the side.
Not your traditional kind of egg roll, these southwestern delights are traditionally anchored by chicken, beans and an assortment of vegetables. The more muted flavors of the egg roll can play nicely alongside a sweet wine.
If you give southwestern egg rolls a try, you’ll likely be introducing quite a few of your friends to them in the process. And what is wine night if not an opportunity to try something new?
Here is another seafood dish that can play nicely at wine night. If you and your guests are planning on a more structured kind of wine night, then sushi rolls might be a nice, light dish to get the meal started.
While they take slightly more concentration to eat than the average finger food, sushi rolls are a delicious option that further encapsulates the fine synergy between seafood and wine.
Salmon and wine are two items that can come with a smoky flavor, so why not put them together? When rolled tightly, smoked salmon can be presented as quite a fancy finger food. Take advantage of the opportunity to try out this healthy alternative to some more mainstream appetizer options.
To get the most diverse flavoring possible, consider pairing smoked salmon with Grandma Jones’ Cranberry Pepper Jelly.
Though good pepper jelly can go right with just about any dish, wine night finger foods happen to be a particularly good match. If you are looking for the very best pepper jelly around, look no further than the offerings of Grandma Jones!
Regardless of your personal taste, there is sure to be a pepper jelly flavor that you will love. In preparation for your next wine night or get-together, make sure you spice things up with Grandma Jones’ pepper jelly!
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