Baked Brie is a pretty amazing holiday party appetizer. If there isn't some of this melted cheese at a party, it's a real shame. Bring this EASY appetizer recipe to your next get-together. It's only a few minutes hands-on time to make the sauce, drizzle on the brie and then bake. If you're bringing it to a party you can make the sauce beforehand and just bake once you get to there. Here are a few more easy holiday appetizers.
-1 cup brandy
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1 wheel of brie
-nuts such as pine nuts, pecans, or walnuts
-earthy herbs such as lavender flowers, rosemary or sage
First you need to make your brown sugar brandy sauce. Combine the 1 cup brandy and 1/2 cup brown sugar in a small sauce pan and whisk together until the brown sugar has mostly dissolved. Next, turn the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Simmer, stirring frequently for a few minutes.
Next, place your brie on an oven-safe dish and drizzle with the sauce. Sprinkle with chopped nuts and some earthy herbs. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. I had a smaller brie wheel, so it may take longer if you are baking one of the monster-sized ones. Once it is sliced, the brie should ooze out. That's when you know it's done.
Serve with crackers or crusty bread.