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Make Ahead Mushroom Croustades are an elegant bite-sized holiday appetizer. With rich and creamy mushroom filling in a crispy toasted bread shell, they will WOW your most discerning guest
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Elegant Make-Ahead Mushroom Croustades

Make-Ahead Mushroom Croustades are an elegant bite-sized holiday appetizer. With rich and creamy mushroom filling in a crispy toasted bread shell, they will WOW your most discerning guests.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 Mushroom Croustades
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Chula King

Ingredients

Shells:

  • 24 slices Pepperidge Farm very thin white bread
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted

Mushroom Mixture

  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 green onions finely chopped
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) whipping cream
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground blackpepper
  • Additional minced fresh parsley for garnish Optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.

Shells

  • Cut a 2-inch circle from each slice of bread. Press into mini muffin tins. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until bread is lightly toasted all over. Cool. Store in airtight container or freeze until ready to use.

Mushroom Mixture

  • Pulse process mushrooms in food processor fitted with steel blade until finely chopped, 6 to 8 pulses. Take chopped mushrooms, a handful at a time and squeeze to remove excess liquid; place in a paper towel and again squeeze to remove excess liquid.
  • In a 12-inch skillet, melt 3 Tablespoons butter. Add green onions and cook over medium heat for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Add mushrooms and cook 10 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle flour over mixture, stirring to blend. Return to heat. Pour in whipping cream; heat to boiling, stirring constantly. When thickened, simmer and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat and add parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Correct seasonings. Cool. May be refrigerated or frozen until ready to use.
  • Fill shells just before baking. Bake at 350° F for 10 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 24 appetizers.

Nutrition

Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 70mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg