Last-minute New Year's Eve nibbles: Caviar cups, cheesecake bars

Hosting a party this New Year's Eve but haven't even started planning yet? No worries, these mini bites will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time. Here, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman of Southern Living Magazine shares their simple and savory recipes for caviar cups and cheesecake bars.

Dixie caviar cups
Servings:

Makes 15 appetizer servings

Ingredients

    • 1 (15.8-oz.) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
    • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
    • 1 medium-size plum tomato, seeded and finely chopped
    • 1/2 medium-size green bell pepper, finely chopped
    • 1/2 small sweet onion, finely chopped
    • 2 green onions, sliced
    • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced*
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1/2 cup Italian dressing
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
    • 30 Belgian endive leaves (about 3 bunches)
    • 1/2 cup sour cream

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Cheesecake bars with cherries jubilee sauce
Servings:

Makes 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • Cheesecake bars

    • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
    • 1/2 cup butter, melted
    • 4 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Cherries jubilee sauce

    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
    • 1/2 cup orange juice
    • 2 (12-oz.) packages frozen dark sweet cherries (do not thaw)
    • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest (optional)
    • 1/4 cup brandy
    • Garnish: orange zest

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