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My Savvy Recipe ~ Southern Pimento Cheese, Bacon & Tomato Crustini’s (DELICIOUS!)

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My Hands Down Absolute Favorite Treat! DELICIOUS!

INGREDIENTS:

1 8 ounce block sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded (cracker barrel brand recommended)

1 8 ounce block yellow sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (cracker barrel brand recommended)

7 ounces chopped pimentos, drained well

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

3/4 cup mayonnaise (Hellman’s is preferred)

2 French Baguettes, good variety for exceptional taste and texture ( I like Panera Breads or Atlanta Bread Company’s baguettes)

remember: bread is key here…… good bread stands apart from all others and the taste is unmistakeable!!!!

1 package bacon, cooked and crumbled

2 roma tomatoes, chopped (for garnish)

DIRECTIONS :

Heat oven to 400 Degrees

Mix both cheeses, mayo, black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and pimentos in a mixer to thoroughly incorporate.

Then put into container, sealed tightly and put into fridge for 2 hours at least, so all of the flavors can combine.

Once cheese has had a chance to sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, Cut baguettes thinly and on a biased (angled).

Toast baguette slices on EACH side for 3 or 4 minutes, or until desired crunchiness.

Top each slice with Pimento Cheese mixture and sprinkle with bacon crumbles.

Put back into oven for 3 or 4 more minutes, and then top with diced tomatoes.

Serve and Enjoy!!!

This is also great as a grilled cheese or on top of a burger as well! DELICIOUS!

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57 Comments

  • Lyndsey R.

    I am totally making these for our memorial cookout in a few weeks! Thank you! These sounds so delicious!

  • Ann

    I LOVE crostini! They tend to look so fancy, at tapas bars and such. But in reality, they can be so easy to make! (I’ll sometimes make them with just olive oil, salt and pepper, and maybe some mozzarella and fresh basil.)
    Once again, you’ve hit a home run with this recipe! It might have a little too much of a “kick” for me, with the cayenne and all, but that’s just my taste– I prefer milder foods. And, I’m sure that while preparing the crostini this could be adjusted a little. Regardless, this recipe as-is looks like a definite crowd-pleaser!

  • Wanda Tracey

    I am definitely making these for my family for a treat.They will be delighted with the cheese bacon and spices on a baggette.Thank you for posting this for us!!

  • Deb E

    This sounds and looks great and I’d just sub some Greek yogurt for the mayo, since I’m not a fan, and some fake bacon, lol. They have some good substitutes out there really. I love the pimentos though.

  • kathy downey

    Wow,you had me drooling at this Masterpiece i cant wait to make this at a family gathering coming up in July…i bet its so delicious.Thanks for the recipe !

  • Erin K.

    I have never tried anything like this before. Perhaps it is time to try it since this looks delicious!

  • Sue E

    I have never had this, but am more than willing to make and try it!! This really does look “deliciously savvy!” I pinned this. I might leave out the cayenne pepper. You are right about using Hellmanโ€™s. It is the only mayonnaise we prefer also.

  • Lauryn R

    Yum, these look delicious!! Making your own cheese spread sounds heavenly, I love cheese! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I need to make some for tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!

  • Lynne B

    I’ve never had pimiento cheese. I like that you make it from scratch because I’m sure there’s no comparison to any store-bought ready-made cheese.

  • Jerry Marquardt

    I most definitely would love to try the Southern Pimento Cheese,Bacon & Tomato Crustini’s. I think it is a fine plate, of which it’s on my menu later in the week.

  • Jana Williams

    These Look Absolutely Delicious, Thanks For Sharing! I Don’t Think There is a Kind of Potato that I Don’t Like, Whether it’s Fried, Mashed, Baked, or Like These! The Only Part I Would Have to Leave Out is the Bacon b/c I Don’t Eat Pork but the Tomato is An Amazing Change from the Plain Old Traditional Ones So I Know I Would Like that! Thanks Again for Sharing, Have a Good Day! – Jana

  • Tamra Gibson

    Lol I originally thought this was a more detailed loaded potato skin recipe. Good thing I know yo read directions

  • Andrea Williams

    I remember my grandma making pimento cheese when I was young. This looks like an awesome way to update a favorite.

  • Linda Manns Linneman

    This recipe sounds great. This is something my family would love. I can’t wait to make these. Thank you for sharing

  • Sue E

    I had to pin this, because I cannot wait to try this! I like all the ingredients and I love crunchy food! Thanks!

  • Katy

    My mom loves pimento cheese! I’d love to make these for her. I totes agree with what you said about bread. Good bread is good bread. The rest can ruin a recipe or dinner.

  • Linda Manns Linneman

    These are so good and looked so nice when I finished them. Thank you again for this great recipe. God Bless

  • June S.

    (My Savvy Recipe ~ Southern Pimento Cheese,Bacon & Tomato Crustiniโ€™s (DELICIOUS!) This is a good recipe that I would enjoy making for my husband and I. He is a meat and potatoes man, and I know that he would like them.

  • Kelly

    This sounds so yummy. I love cheese and of course bread ๐Ÿ™‚ So this is perfect. I think it will be on the Big Game menu.

  • MINERVA Lebron

    THIS RECIPE IS GREAT AND YOU CAN GIVE IT A TOUCH OF YOUR OWN FLAVORS. I’M NOT SAYING THAT NEED MORE FLAVORS; BUT IF YOU WANT IT GIVE A FLAVORS OF YOUR COUNTRY, PLACE, ETC. YOU CAN DO IT.

  • Jana Williams

    Thanks So Much for Sharing This Yummy Recipe for These Crostinis, They Sound Delicious! At First I Thought They Were Potatoes, Now I See That They are Crostinis! They Sound Amazing but I Would Have to Make Them Without Bacon Since I Don’t Eat Bacon but Aside from That They Sound Delicious! Well Thanks Again for Sharing,Have a Blessed Day My Friend! – Jana

  • gloria patterson

    OMG this looks so good……. if the roads are clear friday I will be going to the store and making this………… MY mouth watering just thinking about it

  • Elizabeth Tarlow

    I am so happy that I found this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ This looks & sounds so good…I’ll definitely be making for Superbowl Sunday!!

  • Dotty J Boucher

    This looks amazing, definitely a treat dish for me to make for guest. I love that this is super
    easy to make and can add any topping for your taste.
    @tisonlyme143

  • Jenn Oldaker

    I’ve never had a Crostini but these look really good! I may very well have to try them soon!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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