Baked Brie with Caramelized Pear

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A sweet pear on creamy baked cheese will have guests coming back for more. Serve with sliced baguette, crisp breads or flatbreads.

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2005

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz/250 g) round Brie cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sliced hazelnut toasted
  • 1 tablespoon sliced slivered almonds toasted
Caramelized pear:
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 shallots thinly sliced
  • 1 pear thinly sliced
  • pinch each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup pear juice
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 1 tablespoon pear juice
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme (or 1/2 tsp/2 mL dried)
  • 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar

Method

Caramelized pear: In nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat; fry shallot, pear, salt and pepper until shallot is softened, about 5 minutes.

Add pear juice, brandy, thyme and sugar; bring to boil. Boil, stirring occasionally, until no liquid remains and pear is softened, about 5 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours.)

Place brie on foil-lined pie plate or in small cake pan; top with pear mixture. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until cheese is softened, about 10 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with hazelnuts.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 166 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 111.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 27 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 4 g

%RDI

  • Iron 2.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 8.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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