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Baked Brie December 27, 2012

Filed under: Appetizers — alittlemoreofeach @ 1:10 pm
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Ingredients

  • 4-5 sheets of phyllo dough
  • 4 Tbl of apricot or raspberry preserves
  • 1 round of brie
  • melted butter to brush on top

Instructions

Lay out the separated phyllo dough sheets so they overlap at right angles (an “x” on top of a “+”). Place the brie in the center with the fruit preserves on top. Begin folding in the edges of the dough to make a nice packet. Brush melted butter on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until the dough is golden. Serve with crackers or French bread.

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Baked Brie with Apples and Cranberries December 20, 2012

Filed under: Appetizers — alittlemoreofeach @ 9:12 pm
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Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 1/2 cup chopped apple
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 1/4 t cinnamon
  • 1T butter, melted
  • 1 round (8 oz.) Brie cheese

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350. Coarsely chop apple. Combine apple, almonds, cranberries, brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix gently. Stir in butter until ingredients are just moistened.

Cut Brie in half horizontally. Place one half of Brie, rind side DOWN, on a small baking dish. Spoon half of the apple mixture onto the bottom half of the Brie, spreading evenly. Top with the remaining half of Brie, rind side UP. Spoon the remaining apple mixture over the top.

Bake 12-15 minutes or until cheese is soft and just begins to melt.

Serve with toasted sliced of French bread, apple wedges, or assorted crackers.

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