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Pimento Cheese & Bacon Crostini

Course Appetizer
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 20

Ingredients

  • 5 cups Shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 jar Pimentos (7 oz.), drained and finely chopped
  • 34  cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper, to taste
  • 40 slices Baguette, toasted
  • 4 strips Cooked bacon, crumbled

Preparation

  1. In a mixer fitted with the paddle, combine the cheese, chopped pimentos, mayonnaise, black pepper and garlic powder; blend at low speed. Season the pimento cheese with Cayenne Pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400° Spread the pimento cheese on the toasts, top with the bacon and bake until the cheese is melted and browned, about 2 minutes. Serve.
  3. Make Ahead – the pimento cheese can be prepared and refrigerated for up to 3 days before making the rest of the recipe. Of course, if you want to take a shortcut, just buy store bought!