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Proper Pepper Pimento-Bacon Sliders

Serves: 10 to 20
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10 slices bacon
2 avocados
20 soft dinner rolls, such as King's Hawaiian
1 (10-ounce) container Proper Pepper Pimento Cheese (either Classic or Get Back Jack)
Freshly ground pepper


Heat oven to 425 degrees.

Arrange the bacon on a wire rack and place in a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until the bacon has reached your desired crispness, 25 to 30 minutes. Blot with a paper towel to remove excess fat and let cool. Break each piece in half.

Peel and slice the avocado to your desired thickness, keeping the length about the width of the roll. If making ahead, brush with oil to prevent flesh from turning brown.

Slice the rolls using serrated bread knife, leaving one side intact.

To assemble, spread 1 tablespoon of Proper Pepper onto each roll. Top with the bacon and avocado slices. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper. Close roll and secure with an appetizer pick. (For patriotic flair, secure with flag picks, or for a lift of elegance, use a sterling cocktail pick.) Serve.

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