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Brie with Jeweled Fruit Compote

Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Sarah Smart

Hands-on time 6 mins
Total time 6 mins
Yield

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

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.