MAPLE BRIE AND APPLES

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Elaine Radu
from Toronto, ON

FLOPS ARE PART OF LIFE'S MENU AND I'M NEVER A GIRL TO MISS OUT ON A COURSE. (Rosalind Russell)

serves 20
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 8 oz
    brie cheese, round
  • 3 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp
    brandy or rum
  • 1/4 c
    chopped walnuts; toasted
  • 3 Tbsp
    melted, unsalted butter,
  • 2 Tbsp
    cinnamon-sugar for sprinkling
  • 2 md
    apples; cored and thinly sliced
  • 1
    french baguette,
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How To Make

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350F. Core and thinly slice the 2 apples. Set aside for later use.
  • 2
    Place brie in a ceramic "brie-baker" or ovenproof container. Bake for about 15 mins. or until warm and soft, but not runny.
  • 3
    THE SAUCE: In a small saucepan, stir together brown sugar, maple syrup and brandy or rum. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve brown sugar. Reduce heat under saucepan and simmer uncovered, about 5 mins until slightly thickened.
  • 4
    Stir in chopped walnuts. Remove from heat, set aside and keep warm.
  • 5
    THE BAGUETTE: Cut baguette into 20 X 1/2 inch thick slices. Brush one side of each slice with melted butter; sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Increase oven temperature to 425F. Arrange prepared baguette slices on ungreased baking sheet and bake for 6 - 8 minutes, or until slices are crisp and browned lightly. Remove from oven and arrange on your serving platter.
  • 6
    Pour syrup mixture over softened brie and serve with cinnamon crostini and apple slices.
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