This award winning recipe (My oldest son, Jared, won first prize in an appetizer contest with it) comes from my Aunt Ellie, my mother’s younger sister. Aunt Ellie loved to entertain and we always looked forward to these cheddar slices around holiday time. Where she got this recipe, I’ll never know, but since it involves bacon and bread, it may have it’s roots in a traditional Hungarian recipe. This has been a traditional Christmas Eve treat for our family and we usually make enough to last all the way through the holiday season and into the winter, as it freezes very well.
Mix the first 5 ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
Spread on the bread slices. (This is a little easier if you use frozen or semi-frozen bread.)
Dice the bacon finely and sprinkle on top.
Toast in a 375° oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
For freezing, don't bake them. Put them on a cookie sheet in the freezer until they are hard. Then separate unbaked pieces with wax-paper and wrap well with tinfoil. To toast, place frozen pieces on cookie sheet and toast in a 375° oven until golden brown. (25 – 30 min.)