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Capicola Canapes

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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15 m servings 318
Original recipe yields 10 servings (25 canapes)


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  1. Slice baguette on the diagonal into 25 slices about 1 inch thick. Spread slices generously with cream cheese.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 318 calories; 24.3 13.3 11.5 47 644 Full nutrition

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We made these for a New Years party. They were a big hit with the party goers and super easy to make. We used mascarpone cheese instead since we had it in the fridge but I'm sure it would be g...

Very good and so easy! I used 2 basil leaves per bread slice and served them with sliced cantaloupe. Thanks for the recipe!

Easy, easy and my guests cleaned the plate. I did half capicola and half sopressato. Sopressato went first. Took another's advice, 2 basil leaves (one is too subtle) and served with melon slice...

Easy & tasty! My deli was out of Capicola (seriously), so I had to use Pastrami, but it was still awesome. Other than that, made the recipe exactly as indicated. Took these bad boys to a wine...

I made this for a girls' gathering recently and it was a real winner! I did not have Capicola but used Italian Sopressata instead. I will do as the other reviewer and use both next time. Make...

Really easy and guests liked them. I doubled the basil leaves.

I have made these several times & they always disappear! Definitely let them come up to room temperature before your guests arrive - so much more flavorful. I've been known to spread cream che...

This recipe is fantastic! I took it to a dinner party for 8 and we cleaned the plate! Highly recommended.

Easy and delicious! Used the fresh basil which makes it perfect