These savory little gems will be the first party appetizer to disappear. Make ahead the day before and refrigerate, or you can freeze them up to 3 weeks in advance. If frozen, pop in the oven straight from the freezer and increase the bake time by 10 minutes. We find that sharp cheddar works best for creating a super cheesy flavor, but feel free to experiment with your favorite flavor of cheddar--an aged white cheddar would be amazing here. These are guaranteed to be one of the best easy appetizer recipes you've ever made.
2 cups finely grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 large egg
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
Ground red pepper or hot sauce to taste
1 (16-oz.) package firm white sandwich bread slices
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 375°. Beat cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Beat in cream and next 5 ingredients.
Cut crusts from bread slices; cut each bread slice into 4 squares. Spread cheese mixture on half of bread squares (about 1 tsp. per square); top each with 1 remaining square. Spread remaining cheese mixture over top and sides of sandwiches. Place sandwiches, 1 inch apart, on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Note: We tested with Pepperidge Farm White Sandwich Bread.
These treats are perfect for crunching up and topping a salad or sprinkling on top of your favorite cheesy casserole dish.
These are amazing! I don't put an excess amount of the filling on the tops/inside so I find I always have leftovers.. maybe that's why the previous reviewer's came out greasy? I also cut the bread pieces into 4's, then 4's again, I found the little squares are easier to eat/get crispier if they are a little smaller. It is kind of time consuming to construct them but they are SO worth it. I get compliments every time I bring them somewhere and am always handing out the recipe!!
I have made a similar recipe with butter and Old English Cheddar (fake cheese in a jar) they are amazing. I would think these would be even better with real cheese. Has anyone tried what I'm talking about to compare. I have not tried this recipe yet. Would like to hear feedback before I make, thanks.