A couple years ago I started a Mom’s Wine Group. We try to meet monthly, and at each gathering we have pre-selected a theme for the wine and the bits & bites. It’s been a lot of fun and I’ve not only enjoyed the nights out and hanging with the ladies, but also trying different wines and some good eats.
Testing out recipes today, I decided this would be one of those bites I will make for one of our wine evenings. I’ve made canapes before, but these ones have Fall elements in them and with Fall in the air it’s the perfect bite for a celebration, like Thanksgiving. I love roasted squash so I decided to roast some grapes and cranberries as well as squash. I caramelized an onion & shallot and went to the market to buy some prosciutto, cheese and fig jam. All of a sudden too many ideas started to flow so I scaled it down to six varieties all shown in the photo. For the record, roasted grapes are absolutely delicious.
A canape can essentially be anything you want it to be as long as it’s small, finger type food. Toppings can be as versatile as the canape. During this experiment I had to stop the insanity at six varieties, I was having too much fun! Below I have included the ingredients for all six canapes so if you are looking to only make one or two of them, look at the Variation list to see what you will need for the ones you would like to make.