A family favorite, especially on New Year's Eve, this pumpernickel party appetizer with bacon and cheese topping is perfect for holiday parties, ball games or a quick snack.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
30 slices
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

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  • Preheat oven to broil.

  • In a medium bowl combine the bacon, cheese, mustard and mayonnaise. Stir well. Arrange party bread on a cookie sheet. Spoon mixture onto each slice of bread.

  • Broil for 5 minutes, or until bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

302 calories; protein 8.7g 17% DV; carbohydrates 12.1g 4% DV; fat 24.4g 38% DV; cholesterol 34.4mg 12% DV; sodium 493.9mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe is very simple to make and REALLY makes a great appetizer! I am on Weight Watchers so you can lower "Points" by using 2% cheddar lower fat bacon and mayo with the same results! Yum. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2010
These were simple and fast to make. Acutally made the "cheese and bacon mix" ahead of time which made it even easier day of.... They tasted fine am thinking the pumpernickle bread is a little too strong for mildness of cheese mix. Next time may try plain crostini or even warm cheese mix in crock pot and use as a dip versus topping. Will make again but will make changes beforehand. Read More
(43)
149 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 93
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe is very simple to make and REALLY makes a great appetizer! I am on Weight Watchers so you can lower "Points" by using 2% cheddar lower fat bacon and mayo with the same results! Yum. Read More
(211)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Made this for a holiday party and everyone wanted the recipe.Very easy to put today you can make this the day before Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Found the recipe last minute made it and WOW they all loved it! Even my finicky friends. Can't wait to make it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2007
Delicious and hearty snack! This recipes is very flexible and easy to change with a bit of grated onion or a 1/2t. of horseradish. Cheeses can be substituted as well. It's great with Swiss cheese in place of Cheddar. They freeze well too. After cheese mixture is spread on the bread I freeze them on a cookie sheet and when frozen transfer them to a plastic container or bag. To bake- just place on sheet and pop into the oven. (only takes a minute or two longer than fresh.) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2003
Yes this is the best all-time hors d'oeuvre ever. Add some horseradish instead of the mustard and a dash of sherry and you will pump up those delicious flavors even more! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This is a great recipe for an easy appetizer! However it is a bit salty. Next time I will try using the low sodium bacon instead. I also improvised with half of the appetizers by adding one slice of a grape tomato (like a tiny plum tomato) to the top of the bread before adding the mixture. It turned out very tasty as the tomato stayed firm under the filling. I'm also going to try using this as a filling for my homemade dough. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2010
These were simple and fast to make. Acutally made the "cheese and bacon mix" ahead of time which made it even easier day of.... They tasted fine am thinking the pumpernickle bread is a little too strong for mildness of cheese mix. Next time may try plain crostini or even warm cheese mix in crock pot and use as a dip versus topping. Will make again but will make changes beforehand. Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2005
I have just made my third batch of these for the Holidays and about to make one more for New Year's Eve! Fantastic reviews from my guests. I did however make it easy on myself and used Oscar Meyer bacon bits instead of cooking all that bacon....same flavor! Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Very good they went over well at a cocktail party. They did not puff up though. I will make these again very easy and pretty on the plate. Thanks for the great receipe. Read More
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