Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
1 (8-oz.) Brie round
1/4 cup ginger preserves*
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Assorted crackers, fresh fruit
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°. Trim and discard rind from top of Brie. Place Brie on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until cheese is just melted.
Meanwhile, microwave ginger preserves and next 6 ingredients in a small microwave-safe glass bowl at HIGH 30 seconds; stir until blended and smooth. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute. Let stand while cheese bakes.
Transfer Brie to a serving dish; drizzle warm glaze immediately over Brie. Serve with assorted crackers and fresh fruit.
*1/4 cup fig preserves maybe substituted.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Dundee Ginger Preserve.
Party Tip: Place the Brie directly on an oven-safe serving plate, and bake as directed. The hot plate will keep the cheese warm and gooey longer.
I've fixed this for two holiday parties this week and it was a huge hit. Unfortunately I could not find ginger preserves in my area so bought low sugar orange marmalade and added 1/2 tsp ground ginger to the mix. I really do not like altering someone's popular recipe, I feel I miss out! But until I find ginger preserves, the alteration was certainly acceptable to our foodie crowd. The 2nd time I made it I used the microwave to soften the brie and it worked great, about 1 minute at 70% and that was with 1000 watt micro. Just keep and eye on it.
This turned out to be a highlight of my Thanksgiving Day appetizers, and we are having it again on New Years. Surprisingly delicious for a simple recipe. I made the topping before my guests came, so all I had to do was top my cheese and warm it when my guests arrived. Very nice with a different twist on a whole brie.
I made this as an appetizer for Thanksgiving - it was really excellent. The ginger added a little spice to contrast with the creamy brie. I probably needed to heat the brie more, but we all loved this. It's great on apples. It was very easy to make. I found the ginger preserves at Bloom.
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