Almond-Bacon Crostini

Featured in the Honolulu Star Advertiser - December 18, 2013

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Ingredients:

1(1 pound) loaf French bread baguette, cut into 36 slices
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 green onion, chopped
Dash salt
Additional toasted almonds, optional

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Place bread slices on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the cheese, mayonnaise, almonds, bacon, onion and salt. Spread over each slice of bread. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with additional almonds if desired. Serve warm. Makes 3 dozen.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per Crostini (not including additional almonds):
110 calories, 7 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 4 g protein

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