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.
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
How to Make It
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.
This has been my go-to recipe for holiday season. Like other reviewer I sliced off top of rind and spooned a little of the warmed sauce over the brie then warmed the whole thing in micro. I substituted blackberry brandy cause that is what I had. I found this made enough sauce to spoon over 2 8-ounce wheels so could make it once and take to two different parties. I don't review many recipes because frequently there are already so many reviews but this one deserves to be highlighted
I've made this twice now and each time it's the first appetizer to disappear. Everyone loves it. The first time I made it as written. The second time I decided to use rum instead of Brandy and after heating the mixture I puréed 3/4 of it in a mini food processor. The consistency of the purée made it easier to eat and wasn't as much liquid. I also heated the Brie and then put the warm compote on top. Wonderful and easy. Defiantly a keeper!!