Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield
30 appetizers (serving size: 1 toast)

"This appetizer works for so many occasions because the beef can be cooked in advance and the herb cream prepared ahead and refrigerated. For a little variation, I sprinkle a few chopped toasted walnuts on top." —Teresa Ralston, New Albany, OH

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 475°.

Step 2

Place tenderloin on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 475° for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 425° (do not remove tenderloin from oven); bake an additional 20 minutes or until thermometer registers 145° (medium-rare) to 160° (medium) or until desired degree of doneness. Cover tenderloin with foil; let stand 10 minutes. Cut tenderloin across grain into very thin slices.

Step 3

Spread each baguette slice with 1 teaspoon Herb-Garlic Cream; top each with 1 spinach leaf. Divide beef evenly among bread slices; sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon cheese.

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