Note: For planning purposes, suggest one cup per guest when using the larger 5-oz. appetizer cups as shown. If desired, smaller 2 or 3-oz. cups or decorative tasting spoons would also work well with this recipe to increase the yield.

These delicious smoked salmon and whipped cream cheese cups are perfect for brunch, bridal showers, and other festive gatherings.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: n/a
Yields 4 5-oz. appetizer cups


16 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
½ c. heavy cream
3 oz. sugar-free smoked salmon, chopped
¼ c. capers, well drained
Chives, for garish

To serve: Gluten-free crackers


  1. Add cream cheese and heavy cream to a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  2. Scoop whipped cream cheese mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a tip. Pipe cream cheese into the bottom of each cup until about ¼ full, being sure to fill in the corners. Then add a layer of the chopped smoked salmon and one teaspoon of the drained capers.
  3. Repeat this process one more time and then conclude with a final layer of whipped cream cheese and one teaspoon of capers on top. Garnish each cup with a couple chives and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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