A splash of pear brandy plus maple syrup and Spanish almonds put a modern spin on baked Brie.
Preheat the oven to 400°. Put the Camembert in a small baking dish. In a bowl, combine the brandy, maple syrup and salt and pour over the cheese. Bake for about 7 minutes, until the cheese is very soft. Spoon any liquid over the cheese and sprinkle with the almonds. Toss the pears with the lemon juice and serve alongside the cheese.
I used a large wedge of Brie vs Camembert but otherwise stuck to the recipe. Perfect with our champagne on Christmas Eve. Will make again.