Saturday, June 16, 2012

Cucumber Bites

School's out for the summer! That means I'll have a bit more time and energy to put back in to this little neglected blog.

These simple cucumber bites were a perfect appetizer for my friend's baby shower. I've also made them for a Christening and simple backyard barbeque. With the cream and cheese topping, these are not something that will do well out in the sun for long. Luckily, they usually don't last too long anyway. I found this recipe on Annie's Eats.

You will need:
1 (5.2 oz) package garlic herb Boursin cheese
2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
*1 cucumber, partially peeled

1. Make the filling by placing the Boursin in a small bowl and adding in 2 tablespoons of the heavy cream. Combine with a fork until smooth.  If needed, stir in an additional tablespoon of cream until the mixture is a good piping consistency.  Transfer filling to a pastry bag fitted with a decorative tip. Set aside until the cucumber is ready.

2. Slice the cucumber into ½-inch thick slices.  Gently spoon out most of the seeds from the center of each slice, leaving a small portion to keep the filling in place.  Arrange the slices on a serving platter and pipe a drop of the filling onto each cucumber slice.  Serve chilled.
*These cucumber bites can be made up to 6 hours in advance and refrigerated until serving.

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