Rarebit Savories

My mother’s version of the classic – perfect for canapes at a cocktail party, and children love them! Fast, easy and absolutely delicious.

Original recipe makes 60 pieces


8 slices bacon
1/2 pound aged Cheddar cheese, cubed
1 onion, cut into chunks
2 teaspoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
60 slices sandwich bread, cut into rounds

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    15 mins


    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. Place the bacon, Cheddar cheese, onion, mayonnaise, and mustard into the bowl of a food processor; process until well blended. Scoop into a container, cover, and refrigerate several hours to overnight to allow the flavors to blend.
  3. Adjust oven rack to the topmost position, and set oven to Broil.
  4. Spread the bread rounds evenly with cheese mixture and place onto a cookie sheet. Toast under the broiler until browned and puffed, 5 to 8 minutes. Serve immediately.


Calories: 505 kcal
Carbohydrates: 64.6 g
Cholesterol: 33 mg
Fat: 19.5 g
Fiber: 3.2 g
Protein: 16.6 g
Sodium: 1129 mg