Cucumber Canapes Recipe
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Cucumber Canapes Recipe

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"I always get requests for the recipe whenever I serve these delicate finger sandwiches with a creamy herb spread and festive red and green garnishes," reports Nadine Whittaker of South Plymouth, Massachusetts.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup mayonnaise (no substitutes)
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon each dried oregano, thyme, basil, parsley flakes and dill weed
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) white or rye bread
  • 2 medium cucumbers, scored and thinly sliced
  • Diced pimientos and additional dill weed

Nutritional Facts

1 canape equals 120 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the mayonnaise, cream cheese, onion, chives, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and seasonings. Cover and process until blended. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  2. Using a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter, cut out circles from bread slices. Spread mayonnaise mixture over bread; top with cucumber slices. Garnish with pimientos and dill. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Cucumber Canapes in Country Woman November/December 2000, p40

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Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"I have been making this for get togethers since it first appeared in the Taste of Home magazine years ago and it always gets rave reviews. Thanks for a great magazine and website!"

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"I used cocktail rye bread slices, but everything else was the same. Absolutely delish!! This appetizer was a hit with everyone."

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2010

"You say use a 2 1/2 inch cutter for the bread, yet the picture shows ONE cucumber slice covering the entire surface. A cucumber that big would not be delicious. I have not made this yet."

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