Monday, December 2, 2013

baked brie ...

I love a dish that is simple to make, but looks fancy and tastes amazing!  This is a perfect addition to your holiday table, and it tastes amazing!
If you are in need of a quick appetizer to bring to your next gathering, this baked brie dish couldn’t be more simple to make!
All you need is brie, honey, berries, and candied nuts!  Serve it with some fresh baguette bread slices or crackers, and you are all set.  Fancy in no time!
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{Baked Brie with honey, candied nuts, and berries}
Ingredients
Brie
Honey
Berries (I used Blueberries and Raspberries)
Candied nuts* see method below (I chose pecans, but you could easily do almonds, walnuts, or even hazelnuts)
Candied nuts
Nuts of choice
Sugar
Depending on how much you need, I like to use the ratio of every 2 cups of nuts, use 1/2 a cup of sugar.
Over medium to medium high heat in a large non-stick skillet (10″ to 12″), add nuts and sugar. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the sugar starts to melt. Lower the heat and cook until the sugar turns a golden brown and no lumps of undissolved sugar remains. (once the sugar begins to melt, the nuts can burn really fast, so if that is the case, you can even remove them from the heat a little and stir until the nuts are well coated) Pour out the nuts  onto a well-greased or parchment covered cookie sheet. (I use my Silpat.) Let cool completely.  Break apart.
Heat your oven to 350 degrees.
With a serrated knife, scraped most of the white rind from the brie.
Place Brie on an oven safe pan and bake for about 10-12 minutes.  (watching closely so the brie doesn’t start to melt too much, it should just get warm and soft)
Remove from oven and place on your serving platter.  Place berries and nuts on top, and drizzle with honey.
Serve with fresh baguette bread, or crackers.
Enjoy!

1 comment:

Naomi Carmen Witcher said...

I also LOVE me some Brie and Camembert. More things I will never give up eating. ;)