Caramelized Baked Brie with Sliced Almonds and Apples

This is an easy and delightful appetizer for any get together. The contrast of the Brie and the toppings complement each other perfectly!  Brie is a cheese that melts easily and has a creamy texture.

Ingredients

1 – 8 oz. round of Brie cheese (rind removed)
4 tablespoons of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of hot water
1/4 cup of thinly sliced almonds
1/2 baguette sliced thinly on an angle and toasted
2 red apples, thinly sliced
Juice of 1/2 lemon (squeeze over sliced red apples to maintain color)
An assortment of grapes
Non-stick cooking spray

Technique

Place brie in small to medium sized baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Push down brie to form to the baking vessel. In a small mixing bowl combine brown sugar and hot water. Mix until smooth. Add almonds and mix together until evenly coated. Pour evenly over brie. Bake at 375 degrees in a preheated oven for 10 minutes or until cheese starts to melt.  While brie is cooking slice baguette, place on a baking sheet and toast in the oven at the same temperature for 8 – 10 minutes.  Remove brie and baguette and place onto serving platter. Serve with apples and grapes. Be sure to let your guest know that the baking dish is still hot!

Suggested Beverage

Try McManis Family Vineyards Viognier (California),Vin du Lac of Chelan Viognier (Columbia Valley), Chateau St. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc (Columbia Valley) or Root:1™ The Original Ungrafted Sauvignon Blanc (Casablanca Valley, Chili),  .

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