The following recipe is from Auberge on the Vineyard, a romantic bed and breakfast in Cloverdale, California. It's an ideal home base for exploring the Sonoma and Mendocino wine countries. This is the perfect recipe for your own wine and cheese party!
Prep time: 15 min.
- Whole-round oz. brie
- Peeled, chopped apple
- 1/4 cup cranberries
- 1 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Coarsely chop apple with food chopper. Combine apple, almonds, cranberries, brown sugar, and cinnamon in small batter bowl; mix gently. Stir in butter just until ingredients are moistened.
2. Cut brie in half horizontally, using utility knife. Place 1/2 of Brie, rind side down, on small baking sheet. Spoon half of the apple mixture onto bottom half of Brie, spreading evenly. Top with remaining half of Brie, rind side up. Spoon remaining apple mixture over top.
3. Bake 12-15 minutes or until cheese is soft and just begins to melt. Serve with toasted French bread, sliced apple wedges, or fancy crackers.