15 Appetizer recipes

Brie Kisses

Makes 32.

1/2 to 2/3 pounds brie cheese (wedges are fine)
1 (17.3 ounce) box frozen puff pastry
Hot pepper jelly

Cut the brie into 1/2-inch squares (leave the rind on if you like). Place on a dinner plate and put the cheese in the freezer while you thaw the puff pastry for 30 minutes at room temperature.

Unfold the thawed pastry, press together seams and roll lightly with a rolling pin to smooth it out. Cut each sheet into fourths, then cut each fourth in half. Cut the halves in half to make 16 squares per sheet.

Lightly spray a mini-muffin pan with nonstick spray. Fit a piece of dough into each cup, pushing into the cup but leaving the edges sticking up. Place a dab of pepper jelly in each cup, then top with a piece of cheese.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden. Serve warm. (Can be prepared ahead and refrigerated until ready to bake, or you can bake them and re-warm about 10 minutes at 350 degrees F before serving.)

 

Sugar and Nut-Glazed Brie

Posted by Becky/Colo at recipegoldmine.com 12/17/2001 10:16 am

This was my appetizer from last night”s dinner. Delicious!

Source: Sunset Magazine, January, 2001

Serves/Yields 6 to 8 appetizer servings

2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped pecans or almonds
1 1/2 teaspoons brandy, (or other liqueur – I used Kahlua)
1 firm-ripe whole brie cheese (8 ounce)
Crackers
Apple and pear slices

Stir together the brown sugar, chopped pecans and brandy.

Place cheese in a baking dish just slightly larger than the width of the cheese. Bake in a 425 degree F oven just until cheese begins to soften in the center, about 6 minutes.

Evenly sprinkle sugar mixture over cheese. Bake until sugar melts and cheese is melted in center (cut to test), 3 to 5 minutes longer. Scoop hot cheese onto crackers and apple/pear slices to eat.

 

Tequila-Cranberry Chutney on Brie

Chutney
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 cup diced red onion
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
3/4 cup diced red Delicious apples
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup hot pepper jelly
2 tablespoons tequila
1 tablespoon orange-flavored liqueur
1 tablespoon grated orange peel

Brie
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 small wheel or small wedges brie cheese
French bread, sliced and toasted, or melba rounds

To make chutney: Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat; add onion and cook 7 minutes. Stir in onion, cranberries, apples, sugar, pepper jelly, tequila, orange liqueur and orange peel; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 to 25 minutes or until thick. Cool.

To prepare brie: Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add pecans and dash of salt; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Place brie on a microwave-safe platter and microwave on high for 45 seconds, or just until warm. Top with chutney, then pecans.

Serve with toast or melba rounds.

Makes 30 servings.

 

Rum Butter Brie with Fruit

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup finely chopped toasted almonds
3 tablespoons light rum
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon paprika
6-inch wheel Brie cheese (about 1 pound)
Whole toasted almonds
Fresh fruits
Assorted crackers

In small bowl, beat butter with chopped almonds, rum, lemon juice, garlic salt, and paprika. Cut white crust from top of Brie; spread Brie with butter mixture. Garnish edge with whole almonds. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Serve with cut fruit and assorted crackers.

Makes 16.

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