A splash of pear brandy plus maple syrup and Spanish almonds put a modern spin on baked Brie.
8 ounces (one round) Camembert, ripe
1 tablespoon pear brandy
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 pinch of salt
1/4 cup marcona almonds, chopped
2 Bosc pears, cut into thin wedges
2 teaspoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
How to Make It
Preheat the oven to 400°. Put the Camembert in a small baking dish. In a bowl, combine the brandy, maple syrup and salt and pour over the cheese. Bake for about 7 minutes, until the cheese is very soft. Spoon any liquid over the cheese and sprinkle with the almonds. Toss the pears with the lemon juice and serve alongside the cheese.