Brie with Jeweled Fruit 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.

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


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 89
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 3.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.9g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 14mg
  • Iron: 0.3mg
  • Sodium: 108mg
  • Calcium: 38mg

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Brie with Jeweled Fruit Compote Recipe