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Almond Cheddar Appetizers

 Almond Cheddar Appetizers
Meet the Cook: I always try to have a supply of these on hand in the freezer. If guests drop in, I just pull out and reheat some. You can serve them as a snack, for brunch or along with a lighter lunch. My husband and I have three married daughters, four grandsons and another grandchild on the way. -Linda Thompson, Southampton, Ontario
16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds, chopped
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce; stir in
  • cheese, onion, almonds and bacon.
  • Cut bread into 1/2-in. slices; spread with cheese mixture. Cut slices
  • in half; place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8-10
  • minutes or until bubbly. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: Unbaked appetizers may be frozen. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet; freeze for 1 hour. Remove from the baking sheet and store in an airtight container for up to 2 months. When ready to use, place unthawed appetizers on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until bubbly.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 each) equals 250 calories, 18 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 335 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.