Cheese and Artichoke Canapes

Cheese and Artichoke Canapes

Canapes, pretty much the same thing as Italian crostini, are toasty little one-bite wonders. The base of a canape is always some sort of bread, a cracker of puff pastry. Once you have your base, you can let your imagination run wild on the toppings. Today I chose a combination of parmesan cheese and artichoke for my canapes.

Cheese and Artichoke Canapes - Ingredients

A recipe for canapes/crostini is really just a road map for how to assemble these tasty morsels. Once you make canapes, your mind will start imagining different combinations to try next.

One of the best things about this fantastic party food is how easy they are to make. With just a couple of ingredients, you can bring together these tasty morsels in minutes.

Take a look at what you have on hand in the pantry. Got tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella? How about Caprese crostini? Bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes become BLT canapes. What you put on top of your bread doesn’t have to be fancy to get rave reviews!

Canapes 36 Different Ways (not including cheese and artichoke)

Take a look at the table below. Here are 12 ingredients you commonly find on an appetizer platter canape. By mixing a matching these you could make up to 36 different canapes.

BrieSalmonTomatoesCaramelized Onion
White CheddarProsciuttoBasilPear
Cream CheeseBaconDillCranberry Sauce (Whole Berry)

When you change up the bread slices with puff pastry or a cracker you can take the canape to a whole different place.

If you are going for a more sophisticated look, puff pastry is the way to go. For a more casual vibe, water crackers or Triscuits fill the bill.

You will be surprised at how many combinations you can come up with. You could even hold a canape/crostini making cocktail party. Put out a good selection of ingredients and let your guest go to town with their own creations!

Who knew a simple piece of bread could hold so many fantastic flavors?

Cheese and Artichoke Canapes
Yield: 24

Cheese and Artichoke Canapes

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These canapes are one bite of crunchy creamy deliciousness!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 12 marinated artichoke heart halves
  • 1/2 of a French Baguette sliced into 24 thin rounds

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven on the broiler setting
  2. The top shelf in the oven should be about 3 inches below the broiler element
  3. Combine the cheese and the mayonnaise in a bowl.
  4. Slice each artichoke half in half again to make 24 pieces
  5. Arrange the slices of bread on a sheet pan and place in the oven for about 2 minutes on each side (until lightly browned
  6. Spread the cheese mixture over the slices of bread from edge to edge and place a piece of artichoke on top
  7. Return the canapes to the oven and broil until the topping begins to bubble and brown.

Notes

Do not leave the oven unattended while the canapes are under the broiler. You need to keep a close eye on these little bites to ensure they don't burn.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 63Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 148mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

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VickieDe has eaten her way through more than 300 cities in over 40 countries. Learning along the way that food and culture go hand in hand. Read More

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