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Caramelized Ginger Pears and Baked Brie

Hands-on time 40 mins
Total time 4 hrs, 25 mins
Yield Makes about 4 cups
Homemade Caramelized Ginger Pears pair well with a round of  hot baked Brie. Serve this savory appetizer of Caramelized Ginger Pears and Baked Brie at your next party.

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds firm, ripe Anjou pears, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 (8-oz.) Brie round
  • Gingersnaps and crackers

How to Make It

  1. Stir together first 5 ingredients in a large Dutch oven, and let stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally, 2 hours.

  2. Bring pear mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring often, 1 hour or until thickened and golden. Cool completely (about 45 minutes).

  3. Trim rind from top of Brie round, leaving a 1/2-inch border on top. Place Brie round on an ovenproof plate. Spoon 1/2 cup pears over Brie round. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese begins to melt. Serve immediately with gingersnaps and crackers.