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Holiday French Bread Bake

French bread spread with cream cheese and topped with sun dried tomatoes
Prep Time15 mins
Broiling time3 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, Finger Food, French bread, Party food, Semi Homemade
Servings: 24 slices
Calories: 119kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Pan
  • rubber spatula
  • Bread knife
  • Kitchen shears

Ingredients

  • 1 Loaf fresh french bread
  • 8-12 oz Neufchatel Cream Cheese
  • 12 oz Feta cheese crumbles
  • 4 oz Sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 Fresh Basil plant

For Holiday Platter

  • 3 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 Large Basil Leaves
  • Bowl of olives

Instructions

French Bread Appetizer

  • Slice french bread loaf longways
  • Spread each half with softened cream cheese
  • Sprinkle generously with crumbled feta cheese
  • Using kitchen shears, or knife, snip sun dried tomatoes into small pieces {Or strips if desired} and sprinkle evenly over bread halves
  • Using knife or kitchen shears, cut fresh basil leaves into ribbons and sprinkle over bread
  • Broil in over at 400° for 3-5 minutes until feta softens and bread crisps on top

For a Holiday Platter

  • Slice and arrange on round platter into a wreath shape
  • Finish it off with a bowl of olives in the center
  • Add 3 cherry tomatoes and a couple of large basil leaves cut to look like holly leaves for the perfect holiday appetizer

Notes

Calories calculated for 8oz cream cheese.