Almond Cheddar Appetizers Recipe
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Almond Cheddar Appetizers Recipe

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I always try to have a supply of these appetizers on-hand in the freezer. If guests drop in, I just pull some out and reheat to serve. They work great as a snack, for brunch or along with a lighter lunch. —Linda Thompson, Southampton, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds, chopped
  • 6 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 250 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 335mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce; stir in cheese, onion, almonds and bacon.
  2. 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.
    Freeze option: Place unbaked appetizers in a single layer on a baking sheet; freeze for 1 hour. Remove from pan and store in an airtight container for up to 2 months. When ready to use, place thawed appetizers on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until bubbly.
    Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Cheddar Appetizers in Country Woman November/December 1997, p29

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jesbubba User ID: 4362409 221321
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

"These are great! Everyone loved them and several requests for the recipe. Thanks!"

KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 21046
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"I made these appetizers for Christmas and my guests loved them! They were easy to make and very tasty. The one small change I made was I used white cheddar cheese because I am allergic to Annatto, the coloring used in yellow cheeses. This recipe is a definite keeper!"

dlondy User ID: 6263945 44738
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"Have made this recipe twice. The first exactly like written and the second with a minor change. Both were served to dinner guests and both were completely devoured. The change made was to use baguettes instead of French bread. Taste is the same, but the presentation is prettier. Will use this recipe again and again."

Jennifer K User ID: 1475505 25371
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"These appetizers are always a huge hit! I make them up ahead and pop them in the freezer (before baking) then you can just heat them up when unexpected company arrives."

Bergenser User ID: 7255922 49700
Reviewed May. 13, 2013


payroll1 User ID: 1005264 21045
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"Very good!! easy to make and tastes so good."

Bezzieanne User ID: 6656547 44737
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"I have been making this for years - known to us as simply "Mrs. Vickers" - I have always made it on bread slices but will try it on a french stick next time - I generally have them in my freezer -if there are any left -and friends ask me to bring these to their "Appie" parties - great 'go to' recipe."

jadoherty User ID: 1324090 22869
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"Fabulous! Lots of great comments from guests. I served on rye cocktail bread."

babsbair User ID: 3582500 48627
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"Used Hormel turkey bacon bits ( first time I have Used) and mini ciabatta rolls. Just the right amount of crunch. Most excellent!"

lajoda User ID: 6550211 49945
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2012

"This recipe is a definate crowd pleaser. The family met at a time share and Pot Lucked Christmas this year. This was the favorite hot appetizer. Favorite for me because of the make ahead ease and favorite for the family because it is delicious. I made up all the ingredients (except the bread) and placed in a zip lock baggie. Then I took the loaf of bread out of the bag and sliced it into 1/2" slices and returned to the bag, twist tied it and took it to the timeshare to bake it. I never bothered slicing the bread slices again. That is a waste of time because EVERY ONE ate more than the equivilant of of a half slice! I used green onion and like a few others have mentioned used Hormel real bacon bits. I did cut the mayonaise a tad too. I just added enough for spreadability. I don't think you can go wrong here."

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