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Down Home with the Neelys has inventive recipes like these irresistible crostini. More Quick Appetizers

Gina Neely
Patrick Neely
December 2009


Credit: © Burcu Avsar

Recipe Summary

30 mins
Makes 3 cups or 40 crostini


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a mixer fitted with the paddle, combine the white and orange cheddar cheeses. Add the chopped pimentos, mayonnaise, black pepper and garlic powder; blend at low speed. Season the pimento cheese with cayenne pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

  • Preheat the oven to 400° Spread the pimento cheese on the toasts, top with the bacon and bake until the cheese is melted and browned, about 2 minutes. Serve.

Make Ahead

The pimento cheese can be prepared through step 1 and refrigerated for up to 3 days.