Savor the Season

By Paul Peng
In Feature, Food

Spice up your holiday party with this mouthwatering recipe for double-cream Brie with an enchanting holiday twist.

The holidays are fast approaching and we’ve moved from the crisp, refreshing tastes of summer to the rich, savory flavors of fall and winter. The experts at Schnucks Cooks have created a deliciously decadent recipe for double-cream Brie that is both delightfully sweet and pleasantly savory. The familiar warmth of caramel and pecans perfectly accents the delicate richness of the soft cheese. For a tantalizing appetizer to serve at your holiday events, look no further than this simple, yet indulgent creation.

Caramel-Pecan Brie (Serves 24)

What You Need:

1 large wheel (2.2 pounds) double-cream Brie

2/3 cup packed Schnucks light brown sugar

1/2 cup Schnucks heavy whipping cream

4 tablespoons Schnucks unsalted butter, cut into pieces

1 package (2.25 ounces) pecan halves (1/2 cup)

Gingersnaps, apple wedges, pear wedges and/or thinly-sliced French baguette rounds

What To Do:

1. Place wheel of Brie on work surface. With back of knife, gently scrape off white rind from top of Brie; discard rind. Place Brie, cut side up, on large, round serving plate or cake plate.

2. In heavy 2-quart saucepan, combine brown sugar and 1/3 cup water; heat to boiling over medium heat. Place candy thermometer in saucepan. Boil 4 to 5 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 240°F. Remove saucepan from heat 2 minutes to cool slightly. With rubber spatula, stir in cream; heat to boiling over medium heat. Boil 4 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat; add butter and stir until melted. Fold in pecans.

3. Immediately pour caramel sauce evenly over Brie. Use fork to distribute nuts evenly around Brie. Serve with gingersnaps, apple and pear wedges, or spread Brie on baguette rounds.

 

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