Cooking with Alison

Baked Brie or Camembert

In Appetizers, Hors D'oeuvres, Snacks on January 22, 2010 at pm

I was browsing through Indigo on my lunch break and I found a brie baker – it looks like a small (cute) round casserole dish with a lid.  I figured it would be a good size for serving warm dips or even as a bowl for meals for one of stews, soups, curries, etc.  I used it to bake a round of Camembert at the last clothing exchange party* that I threw. It was elegant looking, the baker kept the cheese warm for a long time, and all of the mess stayed within the bowl.

Baked Brie or Camembert Recipes

one round brie or camembert

crackers and/or baguette slices

5 tablespoons apricot jam

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Cut the top rind off of the round of cheese.  Place the round of cheese into the brie baker, cut side up.  Spread apricot jam over the top of the cheese.  Cover with lid, place the baker on a cookie sheet, bake in the middle of the oven for 25 – 30 minutes until cheese is soft.  Serve with crackers and/or baguette slices

*Clothing exchange parties are where a bunch of girls clean out their closets and bring clothes, accessories, shoes, and purses that they don’t want anymore to the party.  Then you get to go through the piles of stuff and take “new” stuff home with you.  Whatever doesn’t get picked gets donated to charity.  I love these things.  It’s amazing how different peoples’ concepts of trash are.  I once got a lululemon bag from a clothing exchange!

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