Baked Brie with Pecans from Martha

  • 1 small wheel of Brie or Camembert (about 9 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces
  • 3 tablespoons light-brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • crackers or sliced baguette, for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cheese on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until softened, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate; cool about 20 minutes.

  2. While cheese cools, place nuts on a clean baking sheet; bake until toasted and fragrant, 7 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle nuts over cheese.

  3. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and maple syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat; simmer until foamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Drizzle warm sauce over slightly cooled cheese and nuts; serve with crackers or baguette.


Baked Brie with Roasted Cranberry Sauce by: a Couple Cooks

  • 1 brie wheel (12 ounces)
  • 2 cups cranberries (fresh or thawed frozen)
  • 1 orange
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup honey
  • Crushed pistachios for garnish (optional)
  • Baguette or crackers for serving
What To Do
  1. Heat oven to 425F. Zest the orange. Squeeze the juice from the orange and reserve.
  2. In a bowl, combine 2 cups cranberries, orange zest, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon honey, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and pour on the cranberries. Roast 12-15 minutes until tender.
  3. Return the cranberry mixture to a bowl and stir in the reserved orange juice and ¼ cup honey. Let sit for 30 minutes or more before serving.
  4. When ready to serve, preheat the oven to 375F. Bake the brie for 15 minutes until soft and warm. Spread the cranberry mixture over the brie. If desired, add chopped pistachios for garnish. Serve with crackers or bread slices.

Maple Pecan Baked Brie — cooking channel

    • 1 (16-ounce) wheel of Brie
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
    • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
    • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
    • 1 cup toasted and chopped pecans
    • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
    • Crackers, to serve

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Shave off the top rind of the Brie (it is easiest to do this after it has been in the freezer for about 20 minutes). If the Brie came in a wooden box, return it to the original container. If not, create a makeshift “box” out of a few layers of aluminum foil, leaving the top of the Brie exposed.

Place the cheese on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until warm and gooey, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes before serving. Carefully transfer to a serving platter; you do not want the rind to puncture, if possible.

While the Brie is cooling, make the praline sauce. Melt the butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add the brown sugar maple syrup, and pecans. Cook, stirring constantly, until all of the ingredients are well combined, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in coarsely ground black pepper and remove from heat. Allow the mixture to cool for 5 to 10 minutes, until it has thickened up just a bit. Dollop the warm sauce over the baked cheese. (There may be extra praline sauce.) Serve with assorted crackers.

Cook’s Note: The praline sauce can be made the day before. To reheat, microwave in increments of 20 seconds, or heat in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until warm.

Fromage Fort – Jacques Pepin

any leftover cheese bits – I used brie, jarlsburg and havarti.
1/4 cup white wine
2 cloves garlic
black pepper

“Making fromage fort is the ultimate way of using your leftover cheese. When I think about my father, I can still see the old earthenware crock that he used for marinating his fromage fort, or “strong cheese.” Now, my wife usually makes this at the house. I’m sure that our friends are tired of it, because when Gloria makes it she makes a big batch and freezes it in half-cup ramekins. It freezes well, and defrosted under refrigeration can be served on toast with drinks. Alternatively, we slide the ramekin into the lower part of a very hot oven or under the broiler for five or six minutes
for a bubbly, crusty, and fragrant appetizer or salad garnish.”

Put about 1/2 pound of cheese in the bowl of a food processor, add a couple cloves of garlic, about 1/4 cup of dry white wine, and a big grinding of black pepper. Salt is usually not needed, but taste the mixture, and add some if it is needed.

Process for 30 seconds or so, until the mixture is creamy but not too soft, and then pack it into small containers. The fromage fort is ready to use now, either as a generous cold spread for bread, or you can run the coated bread under the broiler for a few minutes to melt
the cheese, brown it, and make it wonderfully fragrant.

Brie – suggestions from food & wine list

Idea one: take a wheel of Brie and cut it into wedges but keep it in wheel shape. Cut a Granny Smith or other tart apple into thin wedges and place snugly between the brie wedges. Cover with walnuts and 1/2 cup or so of Brown sugar, bake at 350 for about 20-30 minutes until the whole mess gets nice and melty.

Serve with crackers and/or further wedges of tart apple.

Idea two: Fruited Brie en Croute. Wheel of brie, topped generously with a mixture of your choice of dried cranberries, nuts (walnuts especially), raisins, and the like, chopped together and mixed with some sherry or other appropriate liquid, enclose the whole in puff pastry, bake (about 425 F. until golden), and serve it forth. Sizes, portions, and proportions depend on how much you have available, really — this is an algorithm more than a recipe. Divine while still warm, not bad either when cooled. Serve with crackers or slices of crusty bread.)

Idea three: Fix the above but eliminate the puff pastry, bake as directed perhaps under a tent of foil.

Idea four: Brie, Granny Smith, and walnuts as a salad with arugula and a raspberry vinaigrette.

Idea five: Brie, sprinkle with toasted almond slices and honey, pop into oven
until it starts to get runny. Food of the gods.

Idea six: Barbeque Marinated Brie

Barbeque Marinated Brie – Maggie Johnson

1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp veggie oil
1/2 c. finely chopped red pepper (or 1/4c green and 1/4 c red)
1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 tsp black pepper
8-ounce wheel Brie or Camebert
crackers or french bread

Combine all ingredients except cheese and bread or crackers, mix well.

Place cheese wheel in a shallow glass bowl and poke full of holes with a fork. Pour marinade over cheese. Cover and let sit in frig for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

Heat grill to medium (about 350 degrees). Place a piece of foil on the grill and poke holes in the foil with a skewer. Place cheese on th efoil.

Heat until cheese starts to buldge around the edges and centre is soft, about 15 minutes. Serve warm with crackers or french bread.

Serves 8.