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Blue Cheese Walnut Toasts

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Blue Cheese Walnut Toasts

Blue Cheese Walnut Toasts
Frances Janisch
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Tangy blue cheese and walnuts give these little nibbles a sophisticated flair.

Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375F with rack in middle.
  • Mash together butter, cheese, and pepper in a bowl. Cut enough bread to make 24 (1/4-inch thick) rounds, reserving remaining for another use.
  • Toast walnuts on a large baking sheet until fragrant, about 5 minutes, then transfer to a bowl.
  • Toast bread in 1 layer on cleaned baking sheet in oven, turning once, until slightly dried, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer bread to a rack to cool, about 1 minute.
  • Preheat broiler with rack about 6 inches from heat.
  • Spread cheese mixture on bread, then sprinkle with walnuts and broil on baking sheet until nuts are golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve warm.
  • Make ahead: Cheese mixture can be made 3 days ahead and chilled, covered. Let soften about 1 hour at room temperature before using. Walnuts can be chopped 3 days ahead and kept at cool room temperature. Bread rounds can be dried in oven 3 days ahead and kept in a resealable plastic bag.