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Pansy Canapes

  • Yield: 16-20 appetizers
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  • 1/8 cup Dill, finely chopped
  • 1/8 cup Chives, finely chopped
  • 8 oz Cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ tbsp Mayonnaise
  • ¼ tsp milk, if needed
  • 2-4 dozen fresh pansy flowers, washed and dried (gently pat with paper towels)
  • Herb leaves, such as parsley, mint, basil, marjoram, oregano, thyme or sage
  • Crackers or bagel crisps


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the dill, chives, mayonnaise and cream cheese and mix on low speed until smooth. Add milk if the mixture is too thick.
  2. Spread the cream cheese mixture on the crackers and arrange on a pretty platter. Flavored bagel chips such as garlic add a nice burst of flavor.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap until ready to decorate.*
  4. Decorate each canape with a pansy flower and an herb leaf or two. Herb leaves such as parsley, mint (any variety), basil, marjoram, oregano, thyme or sage.


*Do not decorate more than 2 hours ahead of serving, or the flowers will wilt.