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Respected Contributor
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Registered: ‎12-05-2012

I have 2 jars of spreads, kalamata spread and fig spread (glass jars) and need some ideas. I have to take it with me.

 

Thanks 

Regular Contributor
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Re: Need easy appetizer ideas

How about some crostini or cracker, fig spread and goat cheese or brie.  It's pretty darn tasty!

Respected Contributor
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Re: Need easy appetizer ideas

...or, just unwrap a block of cream cheese.

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Re: Need easy appetizer ideas

Put a small log of goat cheese on a serving plate and put some of the fig spread down the center of the log; put some crackers or crostini next to it. Do the same for the calamata spread with another log of goat cheese. 

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Re: Need easy appetizer ideas

Use the Kalamata spread on celery, cucumber slices, or fill mini pepper halves

 

Use the fig spread on a basic, unflavored crackers or pear slices. 

Respected Contributor
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Registered: ‎08-25-2010

Re: Need easy appetizer ideas

I've served the fig spread with sharp cheese slices on crackers. The sweetness of the fig spread compliments the sharpness of the cheese very nicely. I use a "neutral" flavored cracker. 

Respected Contributor
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Re: Need easy appetizer ideas

Thank you all for the wonderful suggestions. I will give the goat cheese a whirl!

 

I appreciate all of your suggestions. I was thinking  of heated brie but the party is over an hour away and I can't be sure her oven will be available. She is doing a tenderloin.

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Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: Need easy appetizer ideas

I found a recipe in the Parade magazine supplement of our newspaper. You need mini muffin pans, and I put small triangles of puff pastry in each, followed by a small piece of brie, or goat cheese, topped with jam. I baked it at 375 for about 14 to 15 minutes. It was absolutely magnificent. The salty with the sweet, and the puff pastry made it divine. I had a few people over for a gathering, and I tell you, they were all gone in less than five minutes.

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Re: Need easy appetizer ideas

Ham roll-ups

Ham, softened cream cheese, green topped onions.

keeps well in a cooler.

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Re: Need easy appetizer ideas

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Here's one so simple and easy that some might be embarrassed to serve it.

 

Spread Boursin or Alouette herb cheese on a good-quality round cracker (please, no Ritz crackers allowed here!).

 

Then top the cheese on each cracker with a cherry or grape tomato cut in half and placed  cut side down.

 

Make a lot of them, because they go fast.

 

I get compliments when I've served this  and always get asked what spread is used.

Alouette Garlic & Herbs SpreadBoursin Garlic & Fine Herbs Gournay Cheese - 5.2 Oz