Appetizer > French

Baked Brie with Grapes and Walnuts Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 wheel of Brie cheese (8-10 oz)
- 1 cup of seedless red grapes
- 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary leaves
- Crackers or sliced baguette, for serving

Special equipment needed:
- Baking dish or pie plate
- Parchment paper

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. Line a baking dish or pie plate with parchment paper.

3. Place the Brie cheese in the center of the dish.

4. Arrange the grapes and chopped walnuts around the cheese.

5. Drizzle the honey over the grapes and walnuts.

6. Sprinkle the fresh rosemary leaves over the top.

7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

8. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes.

9. Serve with crackers or sliced baguette.

- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
- 350°F (175°C)
Serving size:
- Serves 4-6 people

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 250
- Fat: 18g
- Carbohydrates: 12g
- Protein: 12g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use any type of Brie cheese or other soft cheese.
- You can use any type of grapes or other fruit.
- You can use any type of nuts or omit them altogether.
- You can use maple syrup or agave nectar instead of honey.
- You can use dried rosemary instead of fresh.

- Add sliced apples or pears for a different flavor.
- Use pecans or almonds instead of walnuts.
- Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for a warm, cozy flavor.
- Use different herbs, such as thyme or sage, for a different taste.

Tips and tricks:
- Let the cheese come to room temperature before baking for even melting.
- Use a sharp knife to cut the Brie cheese for easy serving.
- Serve with a variety of crackers or bread for different textures.

Storage instructions:
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 5-10 minutes, or until warmed through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve on a wooden board or platter for a rustic look.
- Garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs or additional grapes.

- Fresh rosemary sprigs
- Additional grapes

- Serve with a crisp white wine or a light red wine.

Suggested side dishes:
- Mixed greens salad with a vinaigrette dressing
- Roasted vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts or carrots

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the cheese is not melting evenly, try cutting slits in the top of the cheese to allow it to melt more evenly.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to use pasteurized cheese to avoid any risk of foodborne illness.
- Store any leftovers in the refrigerator promptly.

Food history:
- Baked Brie is a popular appetizer that originated in France.

Flavor profiles:
- Creamy, sweet, and savory

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as an appetizer before a meal or as a snack for a party.

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Taste: Creamy, Sweet, Nutty, Fruity, Savory