Eat Skinny Super Bowl Edition: Fruit & Brie Canapés

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Psst…have you checked out Kelly’s skinny snack roundup? Be sure to peep over there for more skinny Super Bowl ideas!

I’m on a big fruit and cheese binge lately. Even though I have a fridge, freezer and pantry full of goodies, I keep going for the cheese-fruit combo. I think it’s party due to the fact that I have a full drawer of cheeses and stumbled up a bag of apples. If you hate fruit and cheese, don’t worry, I have full intentions of blogging about something outside of the dairy fruit realm tomorrow.

But today? You’re stuck with these canapés.

And, I’ll be honest, I can think of far worse things to be stuck with. Fruit piled on soft, creamy brie on a crispy slice of French bread. Really, there are few things BETTER than that.

It’s like a bite size dessert BEFORE the main meal. I’m a dessert first kind of person anyway, so this can easily be “passed off” as an appetizer. No more judging glances for you, my friends.

In addition to be delicious, these canapés (which is just a fancy way of saying “open face sandwich”) are super light too, with less than 150 calories and 7 grams of fat per cheesy, sweet and gooey bite.

These canapés (I feel oh so fancy when I say that) are perfectly paired with crisp white wine or sparkling champagne.

Oh and by Super Bowl snack, I meant snack to enjoy with your white wine while watching Lifetime on your other TV because you don’t care about football. Enjoy!

Skinny Fruit & Brie Canapés

Servings: 14 canapés
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: About 8 minutes

Ingredients:

Raspberry canapés: 

  • 7 thin slices of French bread
  • 1/4 8 ounce wheel of Brie cheese, sliced and then cut into chunks
  • 4 1/2 – 5 1/2 teaspoons sugar-free raspberry preserves
Apple canapés:
  • 7 slices thinly sliced French bread
  • 1/4 8 ounce wheel of brie, sliced and then cut into chunks
  • 3/4 tart Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a baking dish with cooking spray. Assemble your ingredients.
  • To make the raspberry canapés, place one chunk of cheese on a slice of bread.

  • Top with about 1/2 teaspoon (more if you’d prefer) of raspberry preserves. Place fruit and bread in the baking dish and bake for at least 8 minutes, or until bread is crispy and cheese is melted.
  • To make the apple canapés: bake remaining bread slices at 375F for 10 minutes, or until bread is crispy. Mix the apple slices, melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a greased baking dish. Bake at 375F for 15 minutes, or until apples are soft.

  • Working quick while apples are hot, place 1 – 2 slices of apple on top of cheese topped bread. Let sit for 5 minutes. [Note, the cheese will begin to melt under the apple]. If you’d prefer more melted cheese, bake for 2 -3 minutes.
Walah! Tasty, skinny and delicious snack.
Now, please excuse me while I binge eat 15 of them. K bye!

Nutritional information per raspberry canapé: 120 calories, 6.5 grams of fat, 10 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of protein, 0 grams of fiber and 4 Weight Watchers points. 

Nutritional information per apple canapé: 140 calories, 6.8 grams of fat, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber and 4 Weight Watchers points. 

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Comments

  1. Posted by Elizabeth Cowie on
    Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
    You have a great blog- I am enjoying reading it! And I am excited that you are working on becoming a Registered Dietitian. Good luck to you-
  2. Posted by Aleah and Nick on
    Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
    This looks so so delicious! Must make!
  3. Posted by Bou Shin on
    Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
    This looks so pretty! ^^ I don't eat cheese but I like the idea of fruit and 'fatty' foods together. ^=
  4. Posted by Liz @ Southern Charm on
    Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
    Haha you are killing me with all these amazing cheese recipes!! I am having a cheese and wine night tomorrow JUST to make your little gouda things from yesterday ... now I feel I have to add this to the menu!
  5. Posted by Lauren on
    Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
    these sound awesome and look so pretty! :)
  6. Posted by Happy When Not Hungry on
    Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
    I love brie.  These look delicious.  Def have to try!
  7. Posted by Sheri Karan on
    Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
    I am always on a fruit and cheese binge ;-)  And brie always tops my list.  These are beautiful. 
  8. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Friday, February 3rd, 2012
    I love brie and fruit. I could make a meal out of it!
  9. Posted by Carolyn on
    Saturday, February 4th, 2012
    I adore brie!  I'd definitely eat these for the super bowl!
  10. Posted by veronica gantley on
    Sunday, February 5th, 2012
    What a wonderful recipe. It sounds pretty tasty. I bookmarked it to try later. Thanks for sharing.
  11. Posted by Julie on
    Monday, February 13th, 2012
    This looks fantastic.  I love apples and cheese but never thought to cook the apples!!  I would def be binge eating them too!!