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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