02 December, 2011

Fruited Baked Brie

This post contains three appetizer recipes using brie and either berries or cherries.
  • Brie with Cranberries & Pistachios
  • Cherry-Pecan Brie
  • Triple Berry Baked Brie


Photo and recipe via Betty Crocker

Brie with Cranberries & Pistachios
Makes 8 appetizer servings
Vegetable oil to grease the baking dish
8-oz round Brie, herb or plain (Do not peel coating from cheese.)
1/4 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
1 Tbsp coarsely chopped pistachios

For serving:
Sliced baguette loaf or water crackers

Notes: 


Directions
Total Time: 15 minutes
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly brush round pan (8- x 1.5-inches) or ovenproof plate with vegetable oil; place unpeeled cheese in center. 

Bake, uncovered, until cheese is soft and partially melted, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and top with cranberry sauce and nuts. Serve immediately with bread.




This 5-ingredient appetizer can be ready in 10 minutes.

Photo: Jim Franco via Southern Living


Cherry-Pecan Brie
Serving size not given
1/3 cup cherry preserves
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/8 tsp salt
1 (16-oz) Brie round, with rind removed from top

For garnish:

Chopped toasted pecans

For serving:

Crackers

Notes:



Directions
In a small bowl, stir together cherry preserves, balsamic vinegar, freshly ground pepper, and salt; drizzle over warm Brie round. Top with chopped toasted pecans. Serve with crackers.

This recipe is from Southern Living 2010 Annual Recipes (Birmingham: Oxmoor House, Inc, 2010), xxx.



Image source unknown*

Triple Berry Baked Brie
Makes 12 appetizer servings
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1/3 cup Smucker's® Orchard's Finest™ Northwest Triple Berry Preserves
1 (8-oz) round baby wheel brie cheese
1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts or pecans
1 large egg
1 Tbsp water


For serving:

Assorted crackers
Pear slices and/or apple slices

Notes:


Directions
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Preheat oven to 400ºF. On a lightly floured surface, unfold puff pastry and roll gently to seal any cracks in pastry.

Spoon preserves onto center of pastry; place cheese on top and then sprinkle evenly with nuts.

Fold pastry up and over to cover the brie. Trim excess pastry, reserving the scraps, and then press to seal seams around the brie.

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water; then brush seams with egg mixture. Place seam-side down on baking sheet.

Cut pastry scraps into decorative shapes and arrange on top; brush with egg mixture. Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes.

Remove from oven and let stand for 20 minutes before cutting. Serve with crackers and sliced fruit.


This brand name recipe and photo was published in a family magazine in Autumn, 2010.



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