Brie with Jeweled Fruit Compote

Brie with Jeweled Fruit CompoteRecipe

Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Sarah Smart

This lovely appetizer is about as quick and easy as it gets--as tasty, too. You don't even need to let the cheese come to room temperature first; the warm fruit that goes on top will soften it up. Serve with crostini or crackers.


Serves 16 (serving size: 1/2 ounce brie and 1 tablespoon compote)

Total time: 6 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 6 Minutes
Total: 6 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 89
Fat 4 g
Satfat 2.5 g
Monofat 1.1 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 3.3 g
Carbohydrate 8.9 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Cholesterol 14 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 108 mg
Calcium 38 mg


1/4 cup dried tart cherries
1/4 cup dried apricots, sliced
1/4 cup golden raisins
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons brandy
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard
3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Dash of kosher salt
6 small dried figs, quartered
1 (8-ounce) wheel Brie cheese


1. Combine all ingredients except cheese in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes. Stir mixture; microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until bubbly. Serve warm fruit over Brie.