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Baked Brie with Pears and Pecans

I’ve been making this recipe for years and I’ve NEVER been disappointed.  Although the original recipe (which comes from a friend’s dad who is a chef – maybe that’s why it’s so good) calls for the whole thing to be wrapped up in puff or phyllo pastry, I got kind of lazy this time and left that step out.  Guess what?  It was still amazing.  I may or may not have had this for dinner one night……OK…..I did.

To start, chop some pecans and dice some pears, and stir it into a mixture of melted butter and brown sugar. Add some salt to taste.

Pears and pecans with melted butter and brown sugar

Slice the Brie in a few places, about halfway through the wheel to open it up a bit and allow for the pear mixture to fully infiltrate the cheese.   Put the Brie in an oven safe dish, and add the pear mixture on top.  Bake it for about 15-20 minutes until melty and bubbly.

Baked Brie with Pears, Pecans and Baguette

Smear it on that baguette and prepare your taste buds for edible heaven 🙂

Sweet, Melty and Savoury Baked Brie 🙂

Baked Brie with Pears and Pecans Recipe

¼ cup butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
½ cup finely chopped pecans
½ cup diced Bartlett pear or Granny Smith Apples
Pinch Salt
Wheel Brie Cheese
Puff Pastry or Phyllo (Optional)
Egg Wash (1 Egg mixed with a few tbsp water) (Optional)

1.    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2.    Melt butter and blend brown sugar.  Add chopped pecans and fresh pears or apples.  Add a little salt to taste.
3.    If using pastry, roll it out and place sugar mixture into the centre.  Flatten and place Brie on top.  Using the egg wash, brush the pastry and fold around the cheese, ensuring a tight seal.  Place in oven safe baking dish.
4.    If you’re not using the pastry, place the wheel of Brie into an oven safe baking dish, slice cheese in a few places, about halfway through the wheel.  This allows for the pear mixture to infiltrate and mix in with the cheese.
5.    Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown or melty and bubbly.  Serve warm.

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Baked Brie with Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil

MMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmelty cheese 🙂

You can put almost anything with brie, put it in the oven, and 20 minutes later you’ll be in a cheese coma.  Which is truly the best kind of coma. For this batch, I poked holes in the cheese and dumped a mixture of  garlic, diced tomatoes, fresh basil and few other yummy ingredients, on top.

Baked Brie Ingredients

After it comes out the oven, serve it with a fresh baguette and you’re friends will never leave.

Baked Brie with Fresh Baguette


Baked Brie with Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil Recipe

1 wheel brie cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tomato, diced
2 – 3green onions, diced
Handful fresh basil leaves, ripped into small pieces
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp Olive oil
Salt/Pepper
1 – 2 tbsp lemon juice  

1.  Mix above ingredients in a bowl, and poke holes in top of brie.  Dump mixture onto cheese and allow marinade in fridge for a few hours.  
2.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees, bake cheese for 20 – 30 minutes until cheese looks melty and bubbly.
3.  Serve with fresh baguette or crackers and enjoy!

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