Having friends over for dinner and looking for a fantastic appetizer (or maybe an evening snack while you snuggle up with a good book)? This quick and easy dish is a guaranteed slam dunk for any (every) occasion.
Pro tip: add slivers of some tangy fruit to your cracker platter and send your tastebuds for a whirl! Try apples, grapes or pears. Or, do some experimenting of your own and share your favorite toppings with us on our Facebook page!
- 1 wedge (or wheel) Brie
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 1/2 cup Toasted Walnuts
- 1/2 teaspoon Finely Minced Rosemary
- 3 tablespoons Dried Cherries or Dried Cranberries
- Sea Salt to Taste
- Toasted Bread or Crackers
Preheat oven to 350°. Place the Brie into a cast iron skillet, casserole dish, or pie plate. Place into the oven and bake for 5-15 minutes, until softened but not completely melted.
Meanwhile, combine honey, walnuts, rosemary, and dried fruit (if using). Stir until completely combined. If your honey is really thick you can place it in the microwave for a few seconds to thin it out a bit. Don't microwave it too long or it will become watery.
Once the Brie is done, sprinkle it with a little salt, then spoon over the honey mixture and sprinkle with a little more sea salt. Serve immediately with toasted bread, crackers and fruit.
P.S. on Brie
If using a wedge of Brie I leave the rind on and allow the cheese to melt slightly from the exposed sides. If using a wheel of Brie, I like to remove the rind from the top, using a sharp knife. I find that this makes it easier to serve.
P.S.S. on Toasting Walnuts
Place the walnuts in a skillet over medium heat. Heat, stirring occasionally until the nuts are fragrant and toasted (several minutes). Watch them closely so they don't burn.
Recipe courtesy of our friends at: Celebrating Sweets