It’s almost the big day… is your menu set? Turkey is defrosting, cake layers are baking. Hey, what about welcoming all your guests with a canapé and a glass of bubbly to start off the celebration? Try these little gems I call Lori’s Surprise Canapés. They are simple to make up to 10 days ahead and assemble in a snap just before guests arrive.
Small and easy to pop right into your mouth in one delicious bite, no one will ever guess what’s in them. That’s the surprise… dah. The main ingredient gets roasted down to the point that you can’t really tell what it is. The filling created is just sweet and savoury heaven…
I can’t tell you how yum yum yum these are. Just a flavour explosion in your mouth! It’s a given that I’m a real ‘sweet‘ person, so these creations are a complex mix of super sweet and savoury. Drive right in, you are going to have to make lots. Happy Holidays, and enjoy!
Are you still looking for more recipes to serve over the holidays? The HOLIDAY ISSUE of EatInEatOut magazine has wonder Cheesy Appetizers, Meaty Mains and loads of awesome Holiday Cookie recipes. There’s still time… get cookin’!
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- 3 cups red and green seedless grapes, sliced in half or quartered if large)
- 4 Tbsp red onion, diced very finely
- 2 Tbsp white vinegar
- 2 Tbsp canola oil
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Toss all ingredients in a bowl. Spread out on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roast at 450ºF for 40 minutes. STIR EVERY 10 MINUTES AND WATCH NOT TO BURN.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool. This mixture can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for 10 days.
- To Assemble Canapés: On a small crisp bread, spread a thin layer of goat cheese. Cover with a tsp of filling. Top with a sprinkle of shredded Asiago cheese and freshly cracked pepper.
Thalia @ butter and brioche
These little canapes just look so moorish and delicious. Love that you used grapes.. as grapes taste SO good with cheese!
Is it 3 cups grapes in total , or 6 cups- 3 of each? Also, when you store it in the fridge, do you drain the liquid before or leave it?
Hi Paullie. It’s 3 cups in total and no do not drain the liquid.
Is it meant to be served cold?
Yes it is served cold.
How many canapés approximately does this mixture make ?
As with all spread-style canapés, this one depends on the cracker size you put it on. 24-36 is safe.
What type of bread/cracker do you prefer?
I like something quite firm and crispy – like a melba round. Not bread or flaky.
It’s just green/red grapes with onion even though it looks like some chopped tomatoes in pics at times. Cant wait to try this.
I made the grapes last night for a future event but we had friends over for dinner and most people tried them straight from the oven. One guy opened a roll and made a sandwich with them. Everyone really liked them and we haven’t even tried them with cheese yet!
A very easy recipe for a hard to beat taste!
Awesome! I love these too, I’m going to make some for company tomorrow!!
Love your recipes but really don’t love goat cheese! What else can I use for this recipe?
How about ricotta or cream cheese?
anyone ever try this with smoked salmon or prosciutto. I think the sweet & salty would be good together