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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Alouette Creamy Cucumber Canapes Recipe


I would like to introduce you today to a company called Alouette who makes the most delicious cheese and cheese spread products. Recently, the company sent me some coupons so that I could go out and get a few of their products and do a product review for those who read and follow my foodie blog.

Alouette makes 6 different types of cheese such as: soft spreadable cheese, creme de brie, baby brie, creme fraiche, elegante and crumbled cheese.

Alouette is dedicated to producing cheeses of the highest quality and intend that every customer experience is a satisfying one. All of Alouette and Chavrie cheese is gluten-free as well as Kosher. All of their products are pasteurized and more importantly...all of their suppliers are required to sign a contract ensuring that they do not use growth hormones on their animals. What does all of this mean to the consumer? A better quality product!

The recipe that I made a few days ago is the Alouette Creamy Cucumber Canapes and I must admit...I was not disappointed with this one! This recipe is super easy to prepare and only takes a few minutes. This would make a great appetizer for your parties or for family picnics.



Alouette Creamy Cucumber Canapes Recipe
Servings: 22-28

Ingredients:

1 English hothouse cucumber, about 12-15 inches long
1 pkg. (6.5 oz.) Alouette Light Cucumber Dill Spreadable Cheese
½ cup red bell pepper, diced
½ cup scallions, diced
1 tsp. dried dill
28 fresh dill sprigs

*please note ~ there are some variations of their recipe over on their web site.

Directions:

Cut cucumbers in ½ inch rounds, place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with paper towels. With melon baller or a grapefruit spoon, remove most of the seeds (leave enough for a base). Combine Alouette Spreadable Cheese, red pepper, scallions, and dill. Mix well. Using a pastry bag, pipe approximately ½ tbsp. of the cheese mixture into the hollowed cucumber slice. If a pastry bag is not available, simply spoon the product into the cucumber slice. Garnish with a spring of dill. Chill until ready to serve.

Note: this spread can also be served in Belgian endive spears, on crackers or on cocktail size pumpernickel rounds.

You should really check out the recipe section over on the Alouette web site as you will find recipes such as: Herbed Chicken in Pastry, Alouette Stuffed Mushroom Caps, Sundried Tomato & Basil Bisque, Stuffed Peppadew Peppers, Berries & Cream Yogurt Parfait, French Chantilly Cream, Dark Chocolate Truffle Cups and Alouette Frittata. You will find numerous recipes to suit your taste buds and more importantly, all of them are easy to prepare.

Disclaimer: I have not been compensated in any way for this giveaway other than receiving free coupons from Alouette Cheese to purchase the product for my review. My thoughts, opinions and words are my own. Please read my Terms of Service & Dislaimer Polices before entering this giveaway. This giveaway is open to the US and Canada Only and will end on March 20th, 2010 at Midnight EST. One winner will be randomly selected via Random.org on March 20th, 2010.

116 comments:

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The recipe I would try is the Alouette® Garlic Bruschetta this is a different take on Brushetta and my family loves it.

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I think that the All Natural Alouette® Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms recipe looks fantastic. Two of my favorite things --spinach and atrichoke.

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I'm a public follower. I' want to try the brie nut appetizer
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Anonymous said...

The Spinach Artichoke Bruschetta recipe looked good- though I would add tiny steamed scallops on top to " kick it up a notch".writer61@yahoo.com

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Randominities said...

Alouette Baked Brie with nuts is something that I just might love!! Thanks so much for the contest.

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Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster said...

We love Alouette cheeses and spreads and I saw many recipes I'd love to try. The Alouette® Crème de Brie® & Apple Phyllo Pouches Recipe sounds grand, as does the Alouette Creme de Brie Spinach & Roast Beef Pinwheels... YUMMO!

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Robin said...

I would love to try the Alouette® Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing

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I would like to make the Alouette Potato Salad. I follow you

Anne J said...

I follow on google friend connect. A recipe I'd like to try is Alouette® Crumbled Goat Cheese Provencal Mini Tacos Recipe

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I follow! I love the Cilantro Lime dressing recipe. gonna try it tomorrow.

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susitravl said...

Chicken Dijon looks great! I might make it for dinner tonight since I have to go to the store anyway, I'll pick up the ingredients. YUM

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I follow you publicly on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue)
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http://www.alouettecheese.com/recipe/Alouette-French-Pastry-Puffs.aspx this sounds delicious

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The Alouette® Pasta Primavera Recipe sounds really good.
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Gianna said...

Spinach Artichoke Bruschetta :)

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I follow your blog. I learned that the company is located in New Holland, Pennsylvania.

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