Saturday, January 8, 2011

Day 8 -Almond-Bacon Cheese Crostini

Yes, I do LOVE appetizers. In fact, I am not above only having them for dinner, tapas style. This looks yummy, and yes Mom, you can always leave out the bacon.

Almond-Bacon Cheese Crostini

For a change from the usual toasted tomato appetizer, try these baked bites. If you like, slice the baguette at an angle instead of making a straight cut.

36 Servings Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 French bread baguette (1 pound), cut into 36 slices
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • Dash salt
  • Additional toasted almonds, optional

Directions

  • Place bread slices on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8-9 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the cheese, mayonnaise, almonds, bacon, onion and salt. Spread over bread. Bake for 7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with additional almonds if desired.
  • Serve warm. Yield: 3 dozen.

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