Pimento-Cheese-and-Pumpernickel Sandwiches

Pimento-Cheese-and-Pumpernickel Sandwiches

Cut into the shape of a bat, these spooky sandwiches will be the hit of the Halloween party. Make your own spicy pimento cheese with sharp yellow cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, and pimento peppers.


  • 3 cups grated sharp yellow cheddar (½ pound)

  • 1 ½ cups grated Monterey Jack cheese (¼ pound)

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 jar (4 ounces) pimento peppers, drained and coarsely chopped

  • 32 thin slices pumpernickel or favorite sandwich bread


  1. In a food processor, combine cheeses, mayonnaise, and mustard and process until smooth. Add pimentos; pulse until incorporated. (To store, refrigerate, up to 2 weeks.) Spread 2 tablespoons pimento cheese on each of 16 slices bread and top with remaining slices. With a cookie cutter, cut sandwiches into desired shape.

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