Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sweet and Savory Crackers




Everyone likes an appetizer that's easy...especially when you can make it either sweet or savory.

I frequently make these when my kids come home as a way to stave off total starvation before the meal is ready. It just takes a few minutes.




Generally, the ingredients are very simple: crackers, cheese and two toppings: bacon (cooked and crumbled) and jelly or jam. This time I used two different crackers (wheatmeal and water crackers, both Carr's) and two different cheeses (sharp cheddar and brie), because I had a lot of both on hand.

Step one - start the broiler.

Step two - place the crackers on a baking sheet and put a little hunk of cheese on each.

Step three - put the crackers under the broiler for just a minute. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN BECAUSE YOU WILL FORGET AND THE PAN WILL BURN AND THE WHOLE HOUSE WILL STINK AND MAYBE THE SMOKE ALARM WILL GO OFF AND FIRETRUCKS WILL COME all because you left your crackers. Oh, wait. Maybe that's just me.

Step four - take the crackers out of the oven and top with either the crumbled bacon or with a dollop of jelly. Eat immediately. Or serve to your guests, whichever.





Enjoy!






Monday ~ Appetizers
Tuesday ~ Desserts

14 comments:

Lindsay Eidahl said...

Cheese and crackers are always good and perfect to serve at get-togethers.

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

What a great idea to heat the crackers in the oven. I love it!

Paula@SweetPea said...

These look so good and I love that it's something that can be made at a moment's notice.

Bliss said...

I'll dip just about anything, and if a cracker has something on it, it's in my mouth.

Http://whatmeeganmakes.com said...

Cheese and crackers is our favorite go to snack. Thanks for the suggestions.

Jennfer Fenton said...

We love jam and brie together and what a great idea to bake this individually on crackers.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a great party appetizer!

Patti Estep said...

So simple but great idea. I remember my mom making something similar as a kid. You can get really creative and everyone in my family looooooves cheese.
Thanks

Jessica Hill said...

HAHAHAH about the crackers in the oven! These do look so yummy.

Holly said...

Hi Kirby - What a simple and elegant twist on the traditional cheese and crackers! Great fun joining you at the party! Hugs, Holly

Kim Jones said...

Yummy combos and a great treat while waiting for dinner! I would be like you and forget my crackers...have to set a timer so I don't get side tracked ;)

Shelley from Roots North and South said...

What a great "go to" appetizer this makes! Thanks for sharing...

Rose Molloy said...

What a great idea, anything with cheese and I love it. Happy New Year.

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