Asparagus-Blue Cheese Canapés

Asparagus-Blue Cheese Canapés Recipe

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Not a blue cheese fan? Use any soft, crumbly cheese you like.


Makes 36 pieces
Total time: 50 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 50 Minutes


3 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup finely chopped toasted walnuts
2 tablespoons half-and-half
2 tablespoons butter
1 large shallot, finely chopped
2 cups chopped fresh asparagus (8 oz.)
Garnish: lemon zest


1. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a small bowl.

2. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat; add shallot, and sauté 2 minutes. Add asparagus, and sauté 2 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.

3. Spread each toast square with cheese mixture, and top with asparagus mixture.

Marian Cooper Cairns,

Southern Living

December 2013
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