Canapés are small, prepared and usually decorative foods, held in the fingers and often eaten in one bite. Buffets, cocktail parties, even children's birthday parties lend themselves to small finger foods or hors d’œuvres. I love making a beautiful tray of Canapés to take to a baby shower. The possibilities are endless now, with this easy do-it-yourself database of ideas.
1Making a Canapé is as easy as choosing one from Column A, one from Column B, one from Column C, and one from Column D (optional).
2Arrange your base on a pretty tray, covered with foil or paper doilies. Spread each with the spread of your choice. Top with a topping, and garnish as desired.
Crostini, spread with cream cheese, topped with tiny shrimp, and sprinkled with chives.
Ritz crackers spread with almond butter, topped with a pear slice and sprinkled with cinnamon.
A round slice of cucumber, spread with deviled ham, topped with half a tiny tomato, sprinkled with black pepper.
Cut a small sweet pepper in half lengthwise, stuff with a cheese spread, top with a small dollop of hot pepper jelly.
The possibilities are endless. Have fun with this!