Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Yummy Baked Brie with Fig

I love cheese. Even better is melted cheese.

There's something about baked brie that conjures up feelings of autumn coziness. And with the fall-like weather we've been having here in the midwest, I've been feeling very nostalgic. So, off I went to the grocery and picked up some brie to bake.

There are so many wonderful ways to bake brie, but I was in the mood for fig and we had a lot of left over maple bacon. I added both of these things to an old tried and true recipe and voila:
Baked Brie with Fig.
Just for you!


What you'll need:
1 Can of croissant roll dough (i.e. pillsbury)
2 Tablespoons Fig preserves or similar

1 Wedge or small round of brie
2 Cooked slices of maple bacon

*optional: 2-3 d
rops of almond extract for an extra pop

Put the brie in the freezer for an hour or so. You'll want the cheese to be hard so that you can cut it horizontally (like 2 slices of bread). With your two slices of brie, slather each side with the fig preserves and then put it back together like a brie sandwich. (If you use the almond extract, just drizzle the drops on top of the preserves. A little goes a long way.)

Unroll your dough and line everything up into a big rectangle. Pinch together the seams so there are no openings. Place your brie in the center and wrap like a present. Flip over and place the 'seam' side down on a greased baking dish. Sprinkle crumbled bacon on top. Bake per the directions on the croissant dough. Serve with crackers or french bread.

1 comment:

  1. This looks simply delicious! I'm definitely going to try this with my bf this weekend. It looks like a yummy rainy day activity :)