Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins
This pimento cheese is a little different in that it is made with roasted peppers and spread on tiny toasts, then broiled to transform it into hot melted heaven. A combination of sharp orange and white cheddar works well. You can make the cheese spread up to 3 days ahead and have it covered and chilled in the fridge until ready to use. From Gourmet January 2008.
- 10 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, coarsely grated (4 cups)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne
- 3⁄4 cup mayonnaise
- 1⁄4 cup finely diced bottled roasted red pepper (rinse and pat dry first)
- 1 baguette
- Preheat broiler.
- Stir together all ingredients, except baguette, plus 1/8 teaspoon pepper and salt to taste.
- Slice baguette crosswise 1/3 inch thick and spread bread thickly with cheese mixture. Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat until cheese is bubbling and browned, about 2 minutes.