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Almond Cheddar Appetizers Recipe

Almond Cheddar Appetizers Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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."

ca_payne05 User ID: 4370921 21044
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"The mayo base was too much - very greasy. Next time, I'll try half mayo and half sour cream."

Grandmaj2u User ID: 189795 202437
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2011

"My guest loved it. I thought it needed a bit of tweeking. So I made this with extra sharp cheese (kraft) whick I grated on a box grater. The extra sharp chese is MUCH betterr. Next time I will try a better brand of extra sharp cheese. I also think that adding 1/2 to 3/4 more worcestershire adds a depth of flavor. I used 1/2 of a medium onion as other suggested. For the bacon, I used center cut bacon, which yeilds more meat and lesds fat. It worked well. LOVE the make ahead convience of this. ."

mrsmagoo96 User ID: 1489913 44736
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"This appetizer is very easy and is always a huge hit wherever I bring it! I'm always asked for the recipe. This is tagged as an absolute favorite in my recipe collection!"

Cenie K User ID: 5550233 20767
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"WOW! This is great, I made it with Whipped salad Dressing cause I didn't have Mayo on hand. My hubby love it, I will be making this for company. Thank Yoy cenie : )"

parksville User ID: 1598935 48574
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"A very tasty and easy appetizer. I used 6 - 8 tbsp Oscar Mayer real bacon bits & a small onion. Will definitely make again!"

lesleypaige User ID: 1201959 43908
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2011

"I made these appetizers for a special family gathering and they went very quickly. I made extra to put in the freezer to use when we have guests over and they have always been a huge hit."

dogj User ID: 5325134 24513
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2011

"to make even easier....I used handful or two of REAL bacon bits from Sams club (not the hard bacon bits)! why fry bacon if you don't have too - also small onion"

bara922 User ID: 5767184 16014
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

"These were a hit at a small holiday get together, and or guest could not get enough of them! The only problem I encountered was that the bread I bought (a french baguette from Trader Joe's) fell apart too easily, but with a better bread they would be perfect."

GMcIntosh User ID: 5666895 21030
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"Found this a few weeks ago, I have made it a few times and everyone loves them and asks for the recipe."

patra2424 User ID: 5455594 22868
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"made it lastnight for friends coming over,,it was funny becuz I took out of oven,,they had not arrived yet,,tried 1,,said to myself,,there ok,,,my husban,and my friends,,loveddd them,asked for recipe,,i used like 1/2 of sm. onion,,was plenty..i love onions too,,I said that to 1 of my friends she said yeah its was onionie..hey but they loved them,,so thats what counts.."

oreo123 User ID: 1384559 202436
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2010

"The best! Have made these several times. I always get requests to bring them and share the recipe."

ursella70 User ID: 5484393 15989
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2010

"i have made this yummy nosh for bunco and it is always the first to go!"

aware User ID: 3321631 77987
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2010

"I made these as an appetizer for a wedding shower. They went very quickly and everyone loved them."

hp845pink User ID: 4273363 25370
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2010

"My guests couldn't get enough!"

davemel User ID: 2245174 22867
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2010

"This has been my FAVORITE appetizer to make and take for every gathering...from holidays and picnics to lots of "just because we are craving them" opportunities as well. This is...hands down...the most requested snack I am asked to bring when we are invited to a party!!"

annalisa_harmon User ID: 4521665 48407
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010

"This is great!"

lmmick User ID: 4073755 77986
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

"I made these for a baby shower--one batch was not enough!"

FruitGal User ID: 4348227 51381
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"easy and definitely tasty. My group loved them and all asked for the recipe! I used precooked bacon and added a bit of green onion for color. A friend suggested adding jalapenos."

jlmork User ID: 4541665 49699
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2009

"Love this app! easy to make. My husband can't get enough of these! I want to freeze them to have for later, but they get eaten too quickly!"

chenault User ID: 1938670 24512
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2009

"These were so good! Can't wait to make again. I even made them a little bit ahead of time and layered them between sheets of waxed paper."

lorenaH User ID: 4281769 46825
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2009

"Made then at home as a snack, absolutely delicious!"

williamsegraves User ID: 3296408 49942
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2009

"My gods these were absolutely DELICIOUS!!! My family fell in love with them and were attacking me in the kitchen before I could get the 2nd batch onto the serving plate."

mkingpei User ID: 3666264 44734
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2009

"I made these before, the recipe I used named them Mary Vickers. Always a hit."

Grandmaj2u User ID: 189795 22864
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2008 Edited Nov. 26, 2011

"I usede reduced fat Helmans, reduced fat cheddar. Added 1 T finely diced fresh basil. 1 t fresh thyme Used Hormel bagged bacon too.Remove from stems and chopped. Huge success! No leftovers. just about half if using dried herbs."

marilyn toews User ID: 1367653 49695
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2008

"Fantastic snack and they don`t last long."

Notty User ID: 3166873 46807
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2008

"I have made these two times....each time guests have loved them....have shared the recipe to several friends who now include it in their appetizers.......Aawesome"

Carol wells User ID: 1348475 20039
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2007

"In order to reduce the fat content of these I used fat free mayo, reduced fat cheddar, and Hormel real bacon bits in a jar. They were a huge hit."

chrismmcmaine User ID: 1057642 44732
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2007

"Too rich in fat."

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