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Cucumber Canapes Recipe

Cucumber Canapes Recipe

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. —Nadine Whittaker, South Plymouth, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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rachcady User ID: 1787571 42343
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!"

williamsegraves User ID: 3296408 28452
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."

SCGranny User ID: 734868 33448
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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