Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Spread on Pumpernickel is a ridiculously easy appetizer that’s sure to impress your friends. This pretty pink smoked salmon nibble is tasty and rich and perfect for a party.
This recipe also works well as an accompaniment to my Smoked Salmon and Creme Fraiche on Endive Spears appetizer for a smoked salmon theme.
From the kitchen of A Food Lover’s Delight….
Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Spread on Pumpernickel
4 oz cream cheese, softened
2 T creme fraiche
1 T fresh-squeezed orange juice
1 oz smoked salmon, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces, and a bit more chopped for garnish
Pumpernickel bread, thinly sliced (about 1/4 inch thick)
1 T chives, finely chopped
Cut the pumpernickel bread into 1.5 inch bite-sized squares if not already bite-size.
Mix together the cream cheese, creme fraiche and orange juice until soft and spreadable.
Add the smoked salmon, and incorporate into the spread.
Spread a small amount of the cream cheese mixture onto a piece of pumpernickel.
Top each with a small piece of smoked salmon.
Sprinkle a few chives over each of the smoked salmon pieces.
Repeat until you are out of the cream cheese spread, or the pumpernickel, whichever comes first.
Arrange on a pretty plate and serve!
Makes 24 bite-size appetizers. Plan for 4 – 6 pieces per person as an appetizer, less if just passing as a nibble. Can double or triple the recipe above if you need more.
Variation: Use sour cream if you cannot find creme fraiche. Use crackers instead of pumpernickel. If you want to lighten up the recipe, use nonfat cream cheese.
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