Recipe | (3) "Mini Bites of Holiday Cheer" | by Sue Ready

Recipe from Taste of Home and makes 15 appetizers. This recipe was served on medium sized dish glued to an upside down martini glass for a base. The plate and glass were thrift store finds.

  • 2/3 cup diced tomatoes, patted dry on a paper towel 
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip 
  • 1/3 cup prepared package grated 6 Cheese Italian 
  • 5 TB. grated Parmesan cheese 
  • 2-3 tsp. prepared pesto 
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper 
  • 1 package frozen mini fillo shells, thawed 
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • In a small bowl combine the tomatoes, mayonnaise, cheese, pesto and pepper. 
  • Remove tart shells from plastic tray and place on an ungreased baking sheet. 
  • Spoon a heaping teaspoon in each tart shell. Bake 6 minutes. 

Walnut Cranberry Crostini

Cook's Notes: Recipe from makes 1 dozen

  • 1 small French baguette cut into 12 slices 
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts 
  • 1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola, Swiss or Blue-Cheese 
  • 3/4 dried sweetened cranberries 
  • 2 TB. chopped green onion 
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and brush both sides of bread slices with olive oil. 
  • Bake 2 minutes on a baking sheet, turn once-cook 2 minutes more. 
  • In a bowl mix cranberries, cheese, walnuts and onions. 
  • Place 2 TB. walnut mixture on bread and toast 3 minutes more. Serve immediately. 

Chutney and Boursin Cheese Appetizer

Cook's notes: This is the perfect appetizer for the busy hostess who needs an appetizer but short on time. It can be assembled in less than 15 minutes

  • 1 jar chutney (I tested with Major Grey's Chutney) 
  • 1 container garlic and herbs Boursin 
  • Toasted baguettes or crackers 
  • Chives 
  • Halved grape tomatoes or red grapes 
  • On a low heat warm up chutney. 
  • Optional adding in 1 TB bourbon. 
  • Spread Boursin cheese on toasted baguettes bread slices or crackers. 
  • Top with chutney. 
  • Optional add ins halved grape tomatoes or red grapes. 

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