Holiday Baked Brie

Another Christmas has come and gone … and I hope your holiday was as wonderful as mine!

From a lovely morning spent with The Chef to an amazing suprise from the cutest niece and nephews in the world, it truly was a Christmas Day to remember.

And now that the Christmas holiday is behind us, it’s time to focus on the next … New Year’s Eve!

The Chef and I have gone out to dinner every New Year’s Eve since we met, but this year we’re toying with the idea of staying home and cooking for our friends and family. One item that may be gracing our New Year’s Eve table? Holiday baked brie!

If you’re looking for an easy appetizer for your New Year’s Eve bash, look no further, my friends. My holiday baked brie is so simple to put together, and it only takes 15 minutes in bake in the oven. Oh, how does it taste, you ask?

Amazing.

Sweet and tart, creamy and crunchy, my holiday baked brie is a fruit and cheese lovers delight … and it looks just as beautiful as it tastes too, making it the perfect appetizer for any holiday, party, or event!

Here’s to ringing in the new year in style!

Holiday Baked Brie

Holiday Baked Brie

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (8-ounce) brie round
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the cranberries, apricots, and pecans; set aside.

3. Remove the brie round from its wood box, removing the paper it’s wrapped in as well; reserve box.

4. Using a small pairing knife, score a circle around the top edge of the brie round, leaving a 1/4 to 1/2 inch rim. Take a spoon, and scrape the white rind off the center circle of the brie round.

5. Place the trimmed brie round back in the bottom of the box. Mound the fruit and nut mixture on top of the brie round (inside the rim), then drizzle with the honey.

6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve with crackers or slices of apple and pear.

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