Because her guests keep asking for the recipe, cooking contest winner and Sunset reader Phyllis Kidd has printed copies of this easy appetizer to hand out. The glazed nuts coat the skin of the cheese, winning over the most brie-shy guest.
2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped pecans or almonds
1 1/2 teaspoons brandy
1 firm-ripe whole brie cheese (8 oz.)
Golden Delicious apple slices
How to Make It
Stir together the brown sugar, chopped pecans, and brandy.
Place cheese in a baking dish just slightly larger than the width of the cheese. Bake in a 425° oven just until cheese begins to soften in the center, about 6 minutes.
Evenly sprinkle sugar mixture over cheese. Bake until sugar melts and cheese is melted in center (cut to test), 3 to 5 minutes longer.
Scoop hot cheese onto crackers and apple slices to eat.