Pin It Now!Coffin Canapes with Red Pepper, Goat Cheese, and Black-Olive Spread
8 thin-sliced dense German-style rye or pumpernickel bread
3 ounces fresh milkgoatcheese
1/4 cup black olive or tapenade spread
1 15-ounce jar roasted red peppers
To make shape without cookie cutters, cut sandwich is half crosswise and cut each half into 3 pieces with cut at a slight angle. Cut corners from top of each piece to create a coffin shape.
Spread half of bread slices with goat cheese and half with black olive or tapenade spread.
Drain roasted red peppers and pat dry between paper towels. Arrange peppers on top of goat cheese, cutting them to make a uniform layer. Invert bread spread with olive over red peppers to make sandwiches.
Cut out 6 coffins from each sandwich with coffin cutter and arrange on a serving tray. Cut out enough thin 2-inch strips and 1.5-inch strips from remaining red peppers to form a cross on each coffin and lay strips on coffins