In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’d like to give you a spectacular food idea that you can enjoy other than chocolate. It’s Baked Brie with Raspberries.
Now if you have seen this post from one of my other blogs, I want you to know that time it’s a little different. I have more pictures which include each detailed step on how I put this lovely creation together. Honestly, I’ve tried to explain this to folks who have asked me how, but as the old sayings goes… a picture is worth a thousand words.
So without further ado, here is my recipe…..
– 1 package of Brie Cheese, either a wedge or a round.
– 1 package Crescent Rolls
– Raspberry Preserves (use about 1/2 cup or more to cover top of cheese)
– 3-4 apples, sliced in wedges
– 2-4 tablespoons of cinnamon sugar
– And some fresh raspberries. which for some reason… they are not shown in this picture. picture.
2. Next, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
3. Using a round pie plate, press half the crescent rolls together to make the bottom crust. Place the brie cheese, rind and all, on top of the crescent rolls. If you are using a wedge of brie, cut it so that it sort of makes a circle. If using a round of brie, just use as is.
6. Fold the top present roll points under, and fold the bottom crescent roll points over.
7. Next, pinch the top and bottom sides together in a systematic way all around. Then, squeeze it together to make it as round as you can. This sounds difficult, but really just play with it until you get it to look somewhat pretty.
8. Then, bake for about 15-20 minutes.
9. While the brie is baking, cut the apple slices and mix them with about 2- 4 tablespoons of cinnamon sugar. You can buy cinnamon sugar, but you don’t have to. Mix about 2 tablespoons of sugar with about 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. It’s the sugar that makes the apples taste sweet and cinnamon that hides the fact that the apples discolor in minutes after they are cut.
10. When the baked brie is golden brown on the top (about 17 minutes), remove it from the oven and start placing the apple slices around. Yes, you can do this while the plate is hot. It’s amazing how this works, but it does.
11. Carefully hand place the apples all around so that it starts to look like a Christmas Wreath. Remember, the pie plate is still hot.
Serve immediately with a spoon rather than a knife (as that seems to work better), and get ready for yummy in your tummy.
Seriously, don’t you think those little red berries melting in your mouth with some brie cheese and spiced apples will hit the spot? And if perchance, you are looking for some alternatives to the raspberry jam and raspberries, here are some options:
Or just skip the raspberries, blueberries and walnuts and use apricot preserves. That was how the original recipe started.
For sure, however you make this delicious appetizer, it will delightfully say the words I L.O.V.E. Y.O.U. !!! For you and your love must try this with a glass of wine, even if not on February 14th.
Hope you enjoy this recipe, my Beautifully-Made friends. You are my bestest, and I’m wishing each of you a wonderful Valentine’s Day.