Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup almonds, preferably marcona

  2. 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves

  3. 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

  4. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  5. 1 1/4 cups shredded Asiago cheese, divided

  6. 1/3 cup olive oil

  7. 1 loaf sweet French bread or sourdough

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a food processor , add the almonds and pulse until they are finely chopped. Add the basil, black pepper and cinnamon and process until incorporated. Add 1 cup of the cheese , pulse a few times, then with the machine still running, slowly add in the olive oil. Cut the bread in half, spread it with the pesto and bake on a cookie sheet for 7 to 10 minutes. At this point, remove the bread, sprinkle it with the remaining 1/3 cup of cheese and turn on the broiler. Broil the bread until the cheese has melted and starting to brown. Remove from the oven, cut it into 8 portions and serve immediately.


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