Appetizer Bread Fabulous Garlic Loaf

posted by Jan B 08-11-98 1:28 PM


1 (1 lb.) loaf sweet French bread
1/2 cup butter
6 cloves fresh garlic, crushed
2 Tbls. sesame seeds
1 1/2 cups sour cream
2 cups cubed Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Tbls. dried parsley flakes
2 tea. lemon pepper seasoning
1 (14 oz) can artichoke hearts, drained
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 (6 oz.) can pitted ripe olives
Tomato slices and parsley sprigs for garnish

Preheat oven to 350.

Cut French bread in halves lenthwise. Place halves on aluminum foil covered baking sheet.

Tear out soft inner portion of bread in large chunks, leaving crusts intact.

Melt butter in a large skillet and stir in garlic and sesame seeds.

Add bread chunks and fry until bread is golden and butter is absorbed. Remove from heat.

Combine sour cream, Jack cheese, Parmesan cheese, parsley flakes and lemon pepper seasoning.

Stir in drained artichoke hearts and toasted bread mixture.

Mix well. Spoon into bread crust shells and sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile drain olives. Remove bread from oven and arrange olives around edges of bread and tomato slices and parsley sprigs down center.

Makes 8 servings

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