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Smoked-Almond Cheese Toasts

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

about 3 dozen

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
Smoked-Almond Cheese Toasts Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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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
  • Chopped fresh chives, optional

Directions

  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 until cheese is melted, 10-12 minutes. If desired, top with chopped fresh chives.
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.

Nutrition Facts

1 appetizer: 81 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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