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Crostini topped with hot pimento cheese

Pimento Cheese Toasts

Michele Pesula Kuegler
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 ounces diced pimentos drained
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 5 ounces sharp cheddar shredded
  • 24 baguette slices

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Combine cream cheese and mayonnaise in a mixing bowl; stir until fully incorporated.
  • Add garlic and chili powders, stirring well.
  • Add pimentos, season with salt and pepper, and stir again.
  • Add cheddar cheese and mix to combine.
  • Place baguette slices in oven, and bake on middle rack until toasted, about 4 minutes
  • Remove baguette slices from oven and switch to broil.
  • Spread about a tablespoon of pimento cheese on each slice.
  • Place coated baguette slices on a baking tray.
  • Place oven rack in highest position.
  • Broil pimento cheese-covered baguette slices for 15 seconds.
  • Remove from oven, and eat an once.
  • There should be leftover pimento cheese, which can be served on crackers or used for another round of pimento cheese toast.
  • Refrigerate leftover pimento cheese.
  • When using leftover pimento cheese, be sure to set it on the counter for 15 minutes before using leftovers to make it more spreadable.

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Notes

Because these toasts burn quickly, I'd check the broiler starting at 10 seconds.
Keyword pimento cheese