Holiday Brie With Fruit & Nuts
1 8 ounce round Brie cheese
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup finely chopped pear
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
1/4 cup dried cherries or cranberries
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Blend brown sugar with cinnamon in a small bowl. Add pear, nuts and ch
erries or cranberries; stir gently to mix. Drizzle with butter and sti
r until just moistened.
Split brie in half horizontally and remove top. Place bottom half in a
small baking pan, cut-side up; spread evenly with half of pear mixtur
e. Lay top half of brie over bottom half, rind-side up. Spoon remainin
g pear mixture over top.
Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until cheese is soft and just begins to melt;
remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes.
Serve warm brie on a plate with apple and pear wedges and assorted cra