Monday, November 12, 2007

Holiday Brie

1 c Cranberries, fresh; chopped
1/2 c Pears; peeled, chopped
2 tb Honey
1 tb Currants
1/4 ts Pumpkin pie spice
3 tb Cranberry juice cocktail
2 tb Red wine vinegar
2 ts Lemon juice
15 oz Brie; round; fully ripened

Combine first 8 ingredients in a heavy saucepan; bring mix to a boil
over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes,
stirring frequently. Uncover and cook an additional 5 minutes or
until mix is thickened, stirring frequently. Cool mix to room
temperature. Cut circle in top rind of cheese, leaving an 1/4" border
of rind. Carefully remove center circle of rind from cheese, leaving
border intact. Place Brie on an ovenproof serving platter. Spread
cranberry mix over top. Bake at 350~ for 12-15 minutes or until
cheese is bubbly. Serve immediately with melba rounds or sliced
apples and pears. Yield: 30 appetizer servings.

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