Canapes with a Creamy Spread

Simple and delicious canapes with a creamy spread, topped with your assortment of meats and vegetables.

Canapes with a creamy spread topped with meat, tomatoes and cucumbers.

Who doesn’t love a good canapé or two or ten (open faced sandwich or tea sandwich, whichever name you prefer)?. Oh, how I like them, like seriously love them. The spread I use is so delicious and in this post, I would like to introduce you to it. The spread can be prepared several days in advance and keep covered and refrigerated.

Not all of us have a local European Store where fresh Russian kielbasa can be purchased; good quality sliced turkey, salami, turkey pastrami or Canadian bacon can be used instead.  I like to mix my toppings up a bit. Cucumber or tomato alone can get rather boring. Try adding jalapenos, pickles or banana peppers or if you are like me load them all on (hehe). Mmm. Mmm. Good!.

Have you ever had to layer your canapés for a party and by the time you were ready to enjoy them they became soggy and well rather gross? Add parchment paper between layers and good bye sogginess. Superb idea, yup.

How to prepare cream spread, french bread slices, and toppings.

how to make canapes with a creamy spread-

  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy, add in half and half and beat for an additional minute.
  • Add in mayo, pepper, garlic powder and beat again.
  • Slice french bread.
  • Prepare the desired toppings.
  • Add spread to each slice of bread. Add meat on top of the creamy spread.
  • Top with desired toppings.
  • Enjoy!

Canapes with a creamy spread on a tray topped with fresh greens

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Canapes with a Creamy Spread

Canapes with a creamy spread topped with an assortment of meats and vegetables. 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: canapes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 523kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 1 french bread


  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 3 Tbsp half/half
  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper or to taste

Toppings Ideas-

  • 1 lb meat
  • tomato
  • jalapenos
  • banana pepper
  • cucumber
  • pickles


  • In a bowl, on high speed, beat cream cheese for about 2 minutes. Whipping cream cheese really is just letting air into the cream cheese as you beat it. Once the cream cheese starts to become airy and fluffy slowly pour in the half and half, keep mixing as you pour, beat 1 more minute. Add the mayo and ground pepper. Add garlic powder to taste (add garlic powder according to how much of a garlicky taste you want). Beat again, just to get the mayo mixed in well
  • Slice French bread.
  • Slice desired toppings.
  • Add spread to each slice of bread. Add a slice or two of meat onto the spread. Top with desired toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Canapes with a Creamy Spread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 523 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 725mg32%
Potassium 227mg6%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 760IU15%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Canapes with a Creamy Spread.

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Show 8 Comments
  • Pass 10 of those please! 😀

    • admin 02/27/2015, 6:34 pm Link Reply

      I wish you lived closer so we could enjoy these together:]..

  • Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg 02/24/2015, 6:53 am Link Reply

    Such a beautiful display. This would be perfect for a brunch spread or a shower.

    • admin 02/24/2015, 3:06 pm Link Reply

      Erin, Thank you =)

  • Lena 02/24/2015, 2:07 am Link Reply

    Hi Valentina,
    I love your introduction part;). When I make any canapes’ I taste them and end up eating more than three…
    Love the ideas you are sharing.
    God bless!

    • admin 02/24/2015, 3:24 pm Link Reply

      Lenochka, So glad I’m not the only one;). We are just making sure they taste good for our loved ones, you know. Then we need the second sample to double check and third one to triple check, hehe:) :)…

  • Liliya 02/23/2015, 3:08 pm Link Reply

    Here I have only been adding cucumbers to mine. I love banana peppers, how did I not think of this before?. Thank you, thank you.

    • admin 02/24/2015, 3:10 pm Link Reply

      Liliya, Oh are you in for a treat when u try it with banana peppers 🙂

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