Cucumber Bites with Cream Cheese and Tomatoes

Fayette Woman cover ladies, staff, and writers got into the spirit of the season by making, sharing, and enjoying their favorite holiday appetizers and recipes.  The crowd-pleasing recipes included Maggie Worth’s Chocolate Truffles,  Kristin Melton’s Cucumber Bites with Herb Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes, Bonnie Helander’s Sugar-coated Pecans, Vicki Turner’s Key Lime Cake, Nancy Jaworksi’ Cranberry Pistachio Log Roll and Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis’ Easy Turkey Meatballs, Joyce Beverly’s Veggie Holiday Wreath, Patti Khadkhodaian’s Sweet Potato Patties and Peggy Thomas’s wrapped Asparagus Spears being a special favorite. From our kitchens to yours, we hope you enjoy these tasty treasures!

Cucumber Bites with Herb Cream Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes
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Ingredients
  • Herb Cream Cheese
  • 4 ozs. (1 Brick) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • ¼ cup ranch dressing (Yes, good old Hidden Valley)
  • 2 TBS dill (can use other spices... Thyme is excellent also)
  • 3-4 long cucumbers (skinned and sliced into thirty 1 inch slices)
  • 15 cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)
  • Additional sprinkle of salt (to taste, careful, a little goes a long way)
  • Additional sprinkle of spice (same as used in cream cheese) for garnish
Instructions
  1. First, make up the Herb Cream Cheese.
  2. In a stand mixer, mix the softened Cream Cheese with the Ranch dressing and herbs.
  3. Mix until well combined.
  4. Spoon into a piping bag with a star tip.
  5. Prepare the cucumber, remove peel.
  6. Using a fork, score the sides.
  7. Slice into 1 inch pieces.
  8. Using a melon baller, remove a portion of the center of one side of the piece of cucumber, leaving a half moon crater.
  9. Pipe the Herb Cream Cheese into the crater.
  10. Enough to stick out of the top about ½ inch.
  11. Add a half cherry tomato partially buried into the Herb Cream Cheese
  12. Sprinkle additional salt, herbs and spice mix for additional color.
  13. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
  14. Serve chilled and ENJOY!

 

Kristin Girard

Kristin Girard is the editor of Fayette Woman magazine.

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