Patriotic Appetizer

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Appetizer - Cream Cheese, tomato, blueberry & oregano in toast & crackers

Sometimes we wonder and wonder, what are we going to offer to our guests as appetizers, specially if we have a full lunch or dinner to prepare.

As the 4th of July is only a few days away, we decided to share one easy, and color appropriate recipe that you can make for your family and guests, we include 2 in 1 sweet and savory!

It's very simple and you can have your little ones help out; that's if they don't end up eating the prep items before you get done...


Ready in: 20 Minutes (13 Prep - 7 Oven) | Serves: 4-6  | Complexity: Very Easy
  • 2 to 3 oz Cream Cheese
  • 6 Small Tomatoes (we used: High Lycopene)
  • Sweet Blueberry Jam (we used homemade)
  • Savory Blueberry Spread (we used homemade)
  • Oregano to taste
  • 16 mini slices of Bread
  •  12 Crackers (we used Dare, whole grain)
Appetizer Ingredients
Appetizer, ready to be served.
  1. Put the mini slices of Bread in the oven for 5 to 7 minutes (we used small toaster oven).
  2. while the bread is in the oven you can start with the crackers. Take them and put cream cheese (as generous as you would like to be).
  3. Put some oregano in on top of the cream cheese.
  4. Cut the tomatoes in slices (as thin as you would like them), and put a slice on top of the cream cheese on each cracker.
  5. Take the sweet blueberry jam and put some on top of the tomatoes.
  6. Sprinkle with some oregano, and we are done with the crackers.
  7. Go back to the toasted bread and repeat the same process but instead of the sweet blueberry jam use the savory spread.
And of course, you know how it goes, below you can see our little helper in action.
Helping, and well, someone has to taste them...LOL
Our Little helper!
She is also a taster.
Questions and comments are welcome.
Thank you, and enjoy...
Author: Jay
"Friend, companion, wife, and modern mom to 2 beautiful baby girls. Loves to travel and enjoys the outdoors, likes to cook and bake, enjoys doing crafty things and spending time with her family.

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# RE: Patriotic Appetizer #4Liz 2012-07-02 19:06
What a creative appetizer! I've never thought of pairing blueberry jam or spread with tomatoes, but it sounds darn tasty! If you'd like, feel free to share on my #tomatolove blog post...just make sure to post a link back on here if you do! Thanks. Have a wonderful 4th!
Crafty Spices
# Thank you.Crafty Spices 2012-07-02 21:36
Thank you Liz, you should try it, it's easy and very good. And by the way you have manny great recipes on your site, I have to try a few :)
# RE: Patriotic AppetizerSuzanne 2012-07-02 20:10
Great idea for the holiday to include the blueberry jam.
Crafty Spices
# ThanksCrafty Spices 2012-07-02 21:38
Thank you Suzanne, we love blueberries 8)
Jennifer Archdeacon
# RE: Patriotic AppetizerJennifer Archdeacon 2012-07-02 21:38
this looks yummy and different something that I haven't seen before.
Elizabeth A Quirino
# Queen's NotebookElizabeth A Quirino 2012-07-03 16:31
;-) What a terrific tomato appetizer! Perfect for the 4th! Thanks for sharing the tomato-love!
Jamie @ LBGC
# RE: Patriotic AppetizerJamie @ LBGC 2012-07-04 10:47
What a great patriotic appetizer! thank you for sharing at "All my Bloggy Friends" ... Have a safe and happy 4th!

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