Sweet and Smoky Canapes

By Jennifer Wellbrock, Second Prize - Appetizers/Snacks Wise Choices Recipe Contest
Sweet raisins and smoked salmon make a tasty-licious appetizer.
  • Yields 40 appetizers
  • Details


    • 8 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, softened
    • 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
    • 2 1/2 cups California raisins, chopped
    • 1/2 cup green olives, chopped
    • Olive oil; as needed
    • 4 ounces smoked salmon, thinly sliced
    • 1 green onion, thinly sliced; for garnish
    • 1 baguette, cut into 40 thin rounds


    In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, blue cheese, Worcestershire sauce and dill; stir in raisins and olives until well combined. Store in refrigerator overnight to meld flavors. Let stand at room temperature for 1/2 hour before assembling.

    Preheat broiler and place oven rack closest to broiler. Brush both sides of bread rounds with olive oil. Arrange on baking sheet and broil for 5 to 6 minutes until rounds are just lightly browned. Turn and toast second side. Cool for 5 minutes. Then, spread about 1 tablespoon of raisin mixture on each toasted round. Cut salmon into 1/2-inch wide strips and arrange on top. Garnish with green onion slices and serve.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 110 (22% from fat); Total Fat 3g (sat 1g, mono 1g, poly 0g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 5mg; Protein 5g; Carbohydrate 18g; (Dietary Fiber 1g; Sugars 14g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 360mg; Calcium 63mg; Potassium 212mg

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