Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Baked Brie

This is the brie recipe I tried on Christmas Eve. I saw it on a TV show and it was so simple, I didn't have to pay to order the recipe.

This was absolutely delicious. It can be used as I did as an hor'dourve (we serve hor'dourves every Christmas Eve rather than a meal) or it can be a sweet way to end a meal.

Baked Brie
  • 1 round of brie, white part cut off the top if desired (it is not necessary)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of brown sugar, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 or 3 T. cold butter (more if you use more brown sugar)
  • pecans (optional if people do not like nuts) *

Crackers... I used small water crackers. Just about anything except saltines would work.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

If desired, slice a little of the white part of the brie off the top. It is completely edible, though. Place brie in a pie pan (they suggested Pyrex and that is what I used).

Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter together. Add about 1/4th cup of chopped pecans if desired. Press mixture into the brie and bake about 10 - 12 minutes, until mixture is bubbly.

When baking for the first time, check after about 8 minutes.

Serve with your favorite cracker or shortbread cookie by using a knife or a small spoon to place mixture on crackers.

*Since my son doesn't care for nuts, I sprinkled the nuts around the brie instead of in the brown sugar mixture. Then I served the roasted nuts in a small bowl along side the brie.

Obviously this is a recipe you can make your own by adding more or less of an item, use walnuts instead of pecans, etc. The person who was making the recipe said she uses it all the time when she has guests to her home.


lady jane said...

Mmmm. I have a wedge of double-cream brie in the fridge along with the other ingredients in the cupboard. Thursday night I'm making this. Oh dear I look forward to it!!!

nanatrish said...

This sounds delicious. I'll bet you enjoyed it. I have been working and away from blogs so I can't wait to read your last few posts. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Is Brie a cheese?

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Yes, brie is a soft cheese.

Dyana said...

I love warm brie... I have a similar recipe that I use around the Holidays... it has crushed cranberry, a few drops of rum extract, brown sugar, nutmeg and chopped pecans... it goes great with whole wheat crackers.

I have enjoyed reading your blog (and your Daughter's) over the past few months...

Thank you for your thoughtful words ... you have spoken wisdom many a time to my soul.

Many blessings to you and yours.

Heather said...

I love baked brie and used to serve it all of the time for our pastor's family open house! I would wrap it up in phyllo well buttered and bake it until the phyllo was brown and crisp - mmmmm!