Cheese Toast

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

25 minutes

Servings

8

Ingredients

1 jar PEARLS Specialties Garlic Stuffed Queen Olives, drained and patted dry with a paper towel

1 6-ounce can PEARLS Pitted Black Olives, drained and patted dry with a paper towel

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

1/2 cup mayonnaise

6 ounces (about 1 1/2 cup) shredded cheddar cheese

6 ounces (about 1 1/2 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese

2 ounces (about 1/2 cup) shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese (or a blend)

1 bunch green onions, sliced thinly up to the green part

1 large loaf of Ciabatta style bread or French bread, split in half lengthwise

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Line two large rimmed baking sheets with parchment.

On a cutting board, roughly chop the Pearls Specialties Garlic Stuffed green olives and the Pearls Black Ripe California Olives and set aside. In a large bowl combine the softened butter, mayonnaise, and cheese. (Mixture will be thick.) Mix in olives and green onions until thoroughly combined.

Place bread onto the parchment lined pans and spread the olive mixture evenly over each half.

Bake until the cheese is melted and brown in spots -- about 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes then slice and serve.

Combine with salad and soup for a warming, hearty meal or serve as a starter.

Variation

For individual servings, slice bread into ½ inch thick slices and divide cheese mixture evenly among them. Bake according to directions above.