Brie Baked in a Bread Bowl

Brie Baked In A Bread Bowl

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Erlene Martin


I found this recipe in the new
Womens World magazine,it was in the recipe section that showed
recipes for New Years Parties. Sounded good wanted to share.


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  • 1/2 c
    port wine,preferably ruby
  • 2
    (3 1/2"x1")strips orange zest
  • 1/2 c
    dried figs,chopped
  • 1
    round loaf crusty bread, 6 1/2" in diameter,about 1 lb.
  • 3 Tbsp
    apple jelly,melted
  • 1/2 c
    chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1/4 c
    dried apricots,chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    golden raisins
  • 1/2 tsp
    chopped fresh thyme
  • 1
    whole round baby brie cheese 5" in diameter,about 13.2oz.
  • 1
    small pear,5-6 oz.,cored,thinly sliced

How to Make Brie Baked in a Bread Bowl


  1. In small pot,combine port and orange zest;over medium high heat,bring to boil.Add figs;cook over low heat 5 minutes.Remove from heat;cool.Let stand overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.Using serated knife, horizontally cut about 1'thick slice off top of bread;reserve.Pull out and discard enough soft
    bread from crust so that cheese fits in and is
  3. Drain figs,reserving port and discarding zest.
    Combine 3 Tbs.of the port with apple jelly.In a
    bowl,mix figs with walnuts,apricots,raisins,thyme,
    and 3 jelly mixture.Trim rind from top
    of cheese in half. Horizontally cut cheese in half.
    Place bottom of the cheese in bread;top with fig
    mixture,then remaining cheese.Arrange pear slices
    over cheese then cover with top of bread.Wrap bread
    in foil;place on baking sheet.Bake 45 to 50 minutes
    or until cheese is melted and bread is hot.
  4. Unwrap bread;remove top.Let stand 30 minutes before
    serving.Just before serving,brush pears with reserved apple jelly mixture,te-melting in the
    microwave in 15 second intervals,if necessary.Cut
    bread top into pieces;serve with cheese.
  5. Kitchen time:40 minutes.Total time: 2 hours+overnight.

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