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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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.