Tuesday, July 5, 2011

PECAN & WALNUT CARAMELIZED BRIE

2/3 C lightly packed brown sugar
1/3 C water
1/2 C heavy cream
1/8 t nutmeg
1/8 t cinnamon
5 t butter
1/4 C pecan halves
1/4 C walnut halves
1 8 inch round of Brie with tip rind removed
4 oz red seedless grapes
1 Granny Smith  apple, sliced
Assorted crackers 

Bring the brown sugar and water to a boil in a heavy saucepan, boil for about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Sir in cream, nutmeg and cinnamon. Bring the mixture to a boil, boil 3-4 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat, stir in the butter and nuts.
Center the Brie on a 12 inch round serving plate, place the grapes, apple slices and crackers around the edges.Pour the caramel evenly over the top of the cheese, allowing it to run over the sides. Evenly distribute the nuts over the top using a spoon. 

My sister just loves Brie, and we have made it several different ways. When ever we get together for a family event I try to bring her a Brie surprise. This is yummy!   

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