Easy, delicious appetizer using spicy, capicola ham. Make sure you use fresh basil, as the flavors will not be the same if you use dried. These can be made ahead of time and refrigerated, but be sure to bring them up to room temperature before serving to blend the flavors.
Original recipe makes 25 canapes
1 sourdough baguette
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
25 large fresh basil leaves, washed and dried
25 thin slices capicola
- Slice baguette on the diagonal into 25 slices about 1 inch thick. Spread slices generously with cream cheese.
- Place a single basil leaf on top of the cream cheese and press down slightly so basil adheres to cheese. Top with a thin slice of capicola.
Calories: 318 kcal
Carbohydrates: 13.3 g
Cholesterol: 47 mg
Fat: 24.3 g
Fiber: 0.6 g
Protein: 11.5 g
Sodium: 644 mg