Asparagus-Blue Cheese Canapés

3 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup finely chopped toasted walnuts
2 tablespoons half-and-half
2 tablespoons butter
1 large shallot, finely chopped
2 cups chopped fresh asparagus (8 oz.)
Canapé Toast Squares (see below)
Garnish: lemon zest

  1. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a small bowl.

  2. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat; add shallot, and sauté 2 minutes. Add asparagus, and sauté 2 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Spread each toast square with cheese mixture, and top with asparagus mixture.

Canapé Toast Squares

9 square sandwich bread slices
Vegetable cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350°. Cut bread slices into 36 squares using a 2-inch square cutter. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Coat 1 side of bread slices with vegetable cooking spray. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until lightly toasted.

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