Cranberry-almond baked brie

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PREP TIME

5 min

TOTAL TIME

25 min

Serves

10

Cranberry-almond baked brie

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

An elegant (and easy) way to update baked brie is by adding a simple sauce of maple syrup, nuts, citrus peel, cranberries and spices.


Ingredients

  • 230-g pkg brie
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1 sprig thyme or rosemary
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2-in. strip orange peel
  • 1/4 cup roasted unsalted almonds , roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp dried cranberries

Instructions

  • PREHEAT oven t0 350F. Place brie in an oven-safe pan, such as a small cast-iron skillet or parchment paper-lined metal pie plate. Bake until the tip of a paring knife inserted into the centre of brie comes out warm, 15 to 25 min. Let cool in pan 5 min.
  • HEAT maple syrup, sugar, butter, rosemary, cinnamon and orange peel in a small saucepan over medium-high until it starts to boil. Stir in almonds and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 2 min. Remove from heat  and stir in cranberries. Pour nut mixture over warm brie and serve with crackers, fresh fruit or crusty bread.

 

Chatelaine Quickies: Cranberry-almond baked brie

Kitchen tip: Remove and discard rosemary sprig, cinnamon stick and orange peel if desired, or leave in mixture for a hint of colour.

Kitchen tip: Swap pecans or walnuts for almonds and dried cherries or apricots for cranberries.