Smoked-Almond Cheese Toasts Recipe

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Smoked-Almond Cheese Toasts Recipe

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I created my recipe for appetizer toasts while planning the menu for a friend's bridal luncheon. Smoked almonds add a special touch to the chunky cheese spread.—Laura Murphy, Columbus, Mississippi
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup whipped cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3/4 cup chopped smoked almonds
  • 1/2 cup soft sun-dried tomato halves (not packed in oil), chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 French bread baguette (10-1/2 ounces), cut into 1/4-inch slices

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth. Stir in cheeses, almonds, tomato and pepper; spread over bread slices.
Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with sun-dried tomatoes that are ready-to-use without soaking. When using other sun-dried tomatoes that are not oil-packed, cover with boiling water and let stand until soft. Drain before using.
Originally published as Smoked-Almond Cheese Toasts in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2014

  • 3/4 cup whipped cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3/4 cup chopped smoked almonds
  • 1/2 cup soft sun-dried tomato halves (not packed in oil), chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 French bread baguette (10-1/2 ounces), cut into 1/4-inch slices
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth. Stir in cheeses, almonds, tomato and pepper; spread over bread slices.
  2. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with sun-dried tomatoes that are ready-to-use without soaking. When using other sun-dried tomatoes that are not oil-packed, cover with boiling water and let stand until soft. Drain before using.
Originally published as Smoked-Almond Cheese Toasts in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2014

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