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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!

Sugar and Nut Glazed Brie

Sugar and Nut Glazed Brie is the ultimate party food. Sweet apples and pears, buttery crackers, crunchy nuts and creamy cheese. The great news is it is so simple.

So, don't tell anyone, but I nuked my brie in the microwave. I've actually made this in the oven as well, and from what I can tell, microwaving is a lot easier and faster. I nuked mine for about 45 seconds. Just keep an eye on it, and heat it in 15 second increments. The only downside to this is the nuts wont get as that toasted flavor, so I would recommend microwaving only if you are in a time crunch.

Sugar and Nut Glazed Brie
18-20 servings, depending on size of brie

1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts or pecans (I used walnuts)
1 tablespoon brandy
1 (14-ounce) round brie
Apple wedges, for serving
Pear wedges, for serving
2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
Crackers, for serving

1. In a small bowl stir together the sugar, nuts, and brandy. Cover and chill for at least 24 hours or up to 1 week.

2. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. (Note: I microwaved mine at 15 second intervals)

3. Place the brie on an oven proof platter or pie plate. Bake for 4 or 5 minutes or until the brie is slightly softened. Spread the sugar mixture in an even layer on top of the warm brie and bake for 2 to 3 minutes longer, or until the sugar melts. Brush the fruit wedges with lemon juice and arrange them around 1 side of the brie. Place crackers around the other side.

Source: Paula Deen

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  1. hahahah I can't spell anything! haha my fingers are freezing so I will blame it on that!

  2. oh I love brie!!! I use to eat at the resturant in Phoenix and they would serve brie with cranberrie chutney and sliced apples, pears, melon, and a slice of apricote sunflower bread...pure heaven.

  3. Ohhhh! I love Brie. I have to try this one...we had it the other night with Raspberry sauce....

    Nice to see Violet hanging around with her Mama...I see a future Paula Dean!

  4. Sold. I am making this tonight and breaking out the wine!

  5. I never thought of just using the microwave. Great idea!

  6. AWWWWWWWW! That picture of Violet looking on is SO cute!

  7. AWWWWWWWW! That picture of Violet looking on is SO cute!

  8. I'm so excited to see you blogging again! I was just thinking about you the other day. I guess my brain already knew somehow. =) Now if I could just get motivated to do the same thing...

  9. Oooh, very nice. I'm even more impressed that Paula Deen could dream up something without butter.

  10. This sounds great and looks beautiful! Perfect for a relaxing evening. Love the name of your blog Ali! Thanks so much for joining the Cook-Along, Happy Weekend:@)

  11. I just love your blog!!! I typically eat pretty healthy stuff, but you are my Ace in the Hole, Go To lady when I'm ready to take a walk on the wild side!! I'll be taking your Milky Way Pain Au Chocolat to Thanksgiving. Hope you & yours have a Blessed & happy Thanksgiving.


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