Sweet & Savory Cheese Canapes

sweet and savory cheese canapes

There’s nothing better or more classic than the combination of cheese, nuts, dried fruit, and crusty bread….add in a little bacon and it’s pure heaven. With that thought in mind I created these delicious sweet & savory cheese appetizers for my black & white plaid party. These are versatile enough to serve for a casual or rustic setting, or a more elegant, sophisticated affair. They are quick and easy too, making them the perfect appetizer!

sweet and savory cheese appetizers

Sweet & Savory Cheese Appetizers

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 oz blue cheese {Gorgonzola or Danish blue} crumbled and at room temperature
  • 1/8 cup dried apricots, diced
  • 1/8 cup chopped pecans, lightly toasted
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
  • 1 French baguette, cut into slices and lightly toasted

Mix together cheeses until well combined. Add dried fruit, nuts, and bacon and fold in until well integrated.

Spread mixture on baguette slices, and serve.

These are a wonderful combination of lightly sweet from the apricots, and salty from the bacon & blue cheese. I always love a little crunch too, so the nuts add that texture. I hope you’ll give this one a try for your next gathering!

sweet and savory cheese canapes

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to Homes.com, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. These look so easy and festive, not to mention delicious. I’ll be using this at my next party. Thanks for the super idea!

  2. This is right up my alley!

  3. Those look like the perfect food for a party! Thanks!


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