BAKED BRIE WITH APPLES & CRANBERRIES

 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped apple (1/2 medium)
  • 1/4 cup sliced natural almonds
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pantry Korintje Cinnamon
  • 1tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 round (8 ounces) Brie cheese (about 4 inches in diameter)
  • 1 Loaf French Bread, toasted

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Combine apple, almonds, cranberries, brown sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; mix gently.
  • Stir in butter just until ingredients are moistened.
  • Cut Brie in half horizontally. Place one half of Brie, rind side down, on a small baking pan.
  • Spoon half of the apple mixture onto bottom half of Brie, spreading evenly. Top with remaining half of Brie, rind side up.
  • Spoon remaining apple mixture over top.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes or until cheese is soft and just begins to melt.
  • Serve with toasted French Bread, apple wedges or assorted crackers.
  • Variation: Baked Brie with Pesto & Mushrooms: chop 4 ounces mushrooms (1 cup) and 1/2 cup seasoned croutons. In small pan, cook mushrooms in 2 t. olive oil 2-3 min. over med-high heat; remove pan from heat. Add chopped croutons and 1/4 cup prepared basil pesto; mix gently. Assemble and bake Brie as recipe directs. Garnish with red bell pepper strips.
  • Cook Tips: Brie is a French cheese known for its soft texture & downy, white rind. When preparing Brie, leave the rind on the cheese. The entire cheese is edible, including the rind. An 8-oz wedge of Brie can be substituted for the round.

Notes

This is always a hit during the holidays. Who wouldn't want to indulge in this?!

Categories: Appetizer 
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