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Roasted Garlic Appetizers

"These are my favorite appetizers. This recipe makes lots, but it's never enough," Lee Campbell from Bartow, Florida confirms. "Whenever I host a get-together, the tiny toast cups with creamy filling go quickly."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 24 very thin slices white bread
  • Refrigerated butter-flavored spray
  • 6 to 8 unpeeled garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh parsley sprigs

Directions

  • Cut each slice of bread with a 2-in. round cookie cutter. Spritz one side of each bread round with butter-flavored spray; press spritzed side up into miniature muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until golden.
  • Place garlic cloves on a piece of aluminum foil. Pour oil over garlic; fold foil around garlic and seal tightly. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until garlic is very soft. When garlic is cool, remove from skins and mash.
  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, chives and salt until smooth. Add garlic; beat until combined. Mound rounded teaspoonfuls of cream cheese mixture into each bread cup. Garnish with parsley.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray.

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  • lurky27
    Feb 18, 2014

    Yum! Super tasty! A good change from any heavy, unhealthy appetizer.~ Theresa