Friday, December 17, 2010

Baked Brie

Baked Brie is a simple appetizer that feeds many for either any party or holiday celebration. This is a family favorite, particularly for my mother in law. There have been times of near warfare over this dish as we elbow each other out of the way. We are also notorious for stealing each others knives. This Christmas, I picked up the whole plate and walked to another room with it just to watch her head spin! It is simple and oh so yummy!

1 wheel of brie, any size.
brown sugar
sliced almonds

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. Remove cheese from refrigerator and unwrap.
  3. Gently slice or cut off the entire top layer of the rind. Keep sides of rind intact. If top layer is not entirely removed you will not achieve the ooey gooey wonder of this dish.
  4. Pack top surface with brown sugar and almonds. The more the merrier.
  5. Press down on top to make sure it's packed in.
  6. Pop it in the oven and bake until ooey gooey wonderful! Timing is relative to the size and quality of the cheese, but you want it jiggly and liquidy in the center.
  7. Serve immediately with water crackers. Make sure everyone has their own knife!

1 comment:

hfox said...

Can't wait to make this for our Superbowl party tonight! Deeeee-lish! xoxo