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This brie is great to serve for just about any holiday. Made with a fully ripened brie, cranberries, pears honey and more.
1 c Cranberries, fresh; chopped
1/2 c Pears; peeled, chopped
2 tb Honey
1 tb Currants
1/4 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice
3 tb Cranberry juice cocktail
2 tb Red wine vinegar
2 tsp. Lemon juice
15 oz. Brie; round; fully ripened
Combine first 8 ingredients in a heavy saucepan; bring mix to a boil
over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes,
Uncover and cook an additional 5 minutes or until mix is thickened, stirring frequently. Cool mix to room temperature.
Cut circle in top rind of cheese, leaving an 1/4" border of rind. Carefully remove center circle of rind from cheese, leaving border intact.
Place Brie on an ovenproof serving platter. Spread cranberry mix over top. Bake at 350~ for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Serve immediately with melba rounds or sliced apples and pears.
Yield: 30 appetizer servings.