August 21, 2014
Best Pull Apart Cheesy Bread Recipe
My sister in law's family makes this amazing pull apart cheesy bread. I have tried a few recipes but theirs, by far, is my favorite! This bread serves as a great appetizer and screams comfort food. Great for a special occasion or to go along some yummy pasta. Really, I could just snack on this all by myself!
The ingredients are pretty simple. Spreadable cheese, dry sherry, butter, garlic, and bread.
The key is the cheese. The recipe calls for Kraft Old English Spread. At one point, I could not find any so I used a sharp cheddar instead. It is still good but the Old English definitely has a really creamy not too sharp taste. The only place I can find it in my area is at Walmart (but you can also find it online).
First you cut the bread into squares, being careful to not cut all the way through the bottom.
Mix all the remaining ingredients together.
And then stuff that cheesy goodness into the bread.
Tent the bread with foil before it heads into the oven.
And if you have a giant toaster oven like me, you can make this all day every day in the summer without heating up the house. We love our giant Calphalon convection oven that we got from Macy's when we got married. It is no longer available, but this one is similar.
And then you eat some cheesy goodness. The pictures do not even do this justice. It is amazing. You must try it.
Pull Apart Cheesy Bread
-2 jars Old English Kraft Cheese Spread (10 oz total in case you cannot find this particular brand)
-1/4 cup dry sherry (don't buy the cooking sherry--it is not the same and dry sherry is pretty inexpensive plus you will want to always have it on hand because this recipe is amazeballs)
-1 stick butter
-2 teaspoons minced garlic
-1 round sourdough loaf
Mix all ingredients together using a mixer until creamy. Slice sourdough loaf into one inch cubes; be sure not to slice through the bottom of the loaf. Spread cheese mixture into loaf. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 30 minutes until center of loaf is hot. May need to tent with foil to prevent burning.