Similar to crostini appetizers, these Whipped Feta Apple Hazelnut Canapés are crostini appetizers without the bread! Gluten-free finger food that is absolutely delicious.
Whipped Feta Apple Hazelnut Canapés: my newest gluten-free finger food creation!
No gluten? No problem! Create a tasty canapé appetizer on a slice of apple instead of a slice of baguette or cracker. Topped with whipped feta cheese, chopped, toasted hazelnuts and drizzled with honey, this delicious finger food appetizer will be appreciated by your gluten-free friends.
How to Make Whipped Feta Apple Hazelnut Canapés
- First, make the Whipped Feta Spread. Combine equal parts of feta cheese and cream cheese in a mini food processor or blender. Flavour it with a little lemon juice, lemon zest and honey.
- Next, spread this whipped feta cheese mixture on sweet apple slices, top with chopped toasted hazelnuts, and finally, drizzle with honey.
- So simple, so delicious, and best of all, gluten-free!
What kind of apple should I use?
A sweet variety is best for this appetizer so it will contrast with the salty feta cheese. Try Honeycrisp, Gala, Fuji, Pink Lady, or other sweet variety available where you live.
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Whipped Feta Apple Hazelnut Canapés
- 2 medium apples, a sweet variety like Gala or Honeydrisp
- ¼ cup hazelnuts, chopped and toasted
- 1 ½ tbsp honey, for drizzling
Whipped Feta Cheese
- ¼ cup feta cheese
- ¼ cup cream cheese, regular or low-fat
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp honey
- sprigs fresh thyme
- Chop hazelnuts and toast in a dry skillet until lightly browned and fragrant. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Combine the Whipped Feta Cheese ingredients in a mini food processor or blender.
- Slice an apple into ¼ inch thick slices. You have two choices: core the apple and cut the slices so they'll have a hole in the center like a doughnut, or slice "cookies" from the sides of the apple. To prevent browning, rub both sides of each slice with the cut side of a lemon, or toss in a ziplock bag with a teaspoon of lemon juice.
- Spread a little of the cheese mixture on each of the apple slices.
- Top with chopped toasted hazelnuts, drizzle with honey, sprinkle with a few fresh thyme leaves and serve.
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