Herbed Cheese Canapes Recipe
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Herbed Cheese Canapes Recipe

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Boursin cheese can be expensive to buy. This homemade version is budget friendly and is fabulous. Your guest won't realize you made it.—Debra Chylik, Valley View, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:40 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 40 servings


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons dried marjoram
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 40 slices snack rye bread
  • 1 small seedless cucumber, cut into 40 very thin slices
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) red caviar

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer: 81 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Just before serving, spread 1 tablespoon on each bread slice. Top with a cucumber slice, 1/2 teaspoon green pepper and about 1/4 teaspoon caviar. Yield: 40 appetizers.
Originally published as Herbed Cheese Canapes in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2011, p65

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