Sweet candied brown sugar bacon tops a savory and salty broiled parmesan cheese toast – these are good enough to be called the Best Appetizer Ever!
Parmesan Cheese Toast with Brown Sugar Bacon is quite a long name for a recipe…I should have just called it The Best Appetizer Ever. Because honestly – this really is the BEST appetizer ever. I mean first of all – brown sugar bacon, aka candied bacon, aka sugared bacon – that alone could be considered one of the best appetizers ever. Sweet and salty and crispy – I could eat an entire plate full of just that! But what makes this THE best is the parmesan cheese toast points. The combo of the nutty salty parmesan broiled on the toast and then topped with the bacon is nothing short of life-changing. Seriously.
Growing up, this appetizer was always served at family parties at our country club. Any get together HAD to include this hors d’oeuvres. And they were always the first to go. In fact at our wedding, we ordered double the amount of these because we knew that everyone would go crazy for them. And yet even after having these for years, I had never actually tried to make them myself. Well…now I know how to make them, and, I know how easy it is to make them – this is going to be dangerous. My brother has already requested that I make a giant platter for Christmas Eve!
I’m so excited to be hosting a virtual holiday party today with some of my good blogging buddies. ‘Tis the season for get togethers and parties and we have you covered with an amazing menu from start to finish:
Cocktail: Jolly Holly Cocktail – Leah from Grain Changer
Appetizer: Parmesan Cheese Toast with Brown Sugar Bacon – Cate, that’s me!
Main Course: Baked Ziti – Lynn from Fresh April Flours
Side Dish: Kale, Apple and Wild Rice Salad – Amy from Thoroughly Nourished Life
Dessert: Peppermint Bark Chocolate Cupcakes – Jessica from Sweetest Menu
Make sure to check out everyone’s delicious recipes, and their lovely blogs!
I can’t lie to you – these little cheese toasts are not light. At all. And neither is the brown sugar bacon. And, you will eat at least 5 pieces, and probably more. But the holiday season is all about splurges, right? So I say bring it on! This appetizer will be the hit of your holiday party!
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