Ingredients

  • 1 Cup oil cured or pitted ripe olives
  • 1/2 Cup California raisins
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon drained capers
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 anchovy fillet
  • 24 thin slices soft white bread
  • 1 Package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • Melted butter or margarine
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 3/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley

Procedure

In food processor fitted with metal blade, combine olives, raisins, oil, capers, garlic and anchovy; process until smooth. Trim crusts from bread, then flatten slices with rolling pin. Cut each slice in half to make two rectangles. Spread each half with about 1 teaspoon each cream cheese and olive mixture. Roll up tightly from the long side as for a jelly roll. Brush with butter; coat one end of each with mixture of paprika, cayenne and parsley. Place on baking sheet seam sides down; bake at 400°F until toasted, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 70 (Calories from Fat 41%); Total Fat 3.5 ( Saturated Fat 1.5; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 5; Sodium 160; Potassium 41; Total Carbohydrate 9; Dietary Fiber <1; Sugars 2; Protein 2; Calcium 26; Iron <1;

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Raisins are excellent food choices for most individuals, including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
- James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.