Daily Recipe - Sugar and Nut Glazed Brie

by Divine Domesticity on April 12th, 2008

The ultimate party food. Sweet apples and pears, buttery crackers, crunchy nuts and creamy cheese. The great news is it is SO SIMPLE.

So, don't tell anyone, but I nuked my brie in the microwave. I've actually made this in the oven as well, and from what I can tell, microwaving is a lot easier and faster. I nuked mine for about 45 seconds. Just keep an eye on it, and heat it in 15 second increments.

Sugar and Nut Glazed Brie
18-20 servings, depending on size of brie

1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts or pecans (I used walnuts)
1 tablespoon brandy
1 (14-ounce) round brie
Apple wedges, for serving
Pear wedges, for serving
2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
Crackers, for serving

1. In a small bowl stir together the sugar, nuts, and brandy. Cover and chill for at least 24 hours or up to 1 week.
2. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
3. Place the brie on an oven proof platter or pie plate. Bake for 4 or 5 minutes or until the brie is slightly softened. Spread the sugar mixture in an even layer on top of the warm brie and bake for 2 to 3 minutes longer, or until the sugar melts. Brush the fruit wedges with lemon juice and arrange them around 1 side of the brie. Place crackers around the other side.

As always, Violet was supervising.


My Vintage Kitchen said...

oh I love brie!!! I use to eat at the resturant in Phoenix and they would serve brie with cranberrie chutney and sliced apples, pears, melon, and a slice of apricote sunflower bread...pure heaven.

My Vintage Kitchen said...

hahahah I can't spell anything! haha my fingers are freezing so I will blame it on that!

♥PugPosse♥ said...

Ohhhh! I love Brie. I have to try this one...we had it the other night with Raspberry sauce....

Nice to see Violet hanging around with her Mama...I see a future Paula Dean!

Peabody said...

Sold. I am making this tonight and breaking out the wine!

beth said...

I never thought of just using the microwave. Great idea!

rebekka said...

AWWWWWWWW! That picture of Violet looking on is SO cute!

rebekka said...

AWWWWWWWW! That picture of Violet looking on is SO cute!