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baked brie with apricots, rosemary, and balsamic

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This post is sponsored by Joan Of Arc Cheese but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

It.  Is.  Time.  For.  BRIE!  The holidays always make me think of Brie.  It’s so elegant, delicious, and always makes such a beautiful dish to present to guests.  This baked brie with apricots, rosemary, and balsamic is especially gorgeous and absolutely delicious.

I like to keep the Brie recipe simple during the holidays.  There’s always so much going on, so many people to please, and so many snacks and appetizers susceptible to constant grazing.  Brie is that one reliable dish that you can pop in the oven, top with your choosing of fruits / nuts / etc., and know that it’s going to come out amazing.  Working with an incredible Brie, such as Joan of Arc® Brie, also makes a huge difference.

Joan of Arc® Brie is my first choice, considering how creamy and incredible it is.  This particular company has been making Brie for 100 years, which clearly gives them an edge in credibility.  I am in love with the quality of this Brie, and the rich, soft, decadent creaminess is to die for.  That’s why I don’t like to add too much to this Brie.  Simplicity is best when you have a phenomenal product.

AND, why add even more to your list, when you can keep this one simple?  This particular recipe differs from the typical holiday cranberry topped brie, and takes on a personality of its own with dried apricots.  Honey and brie are just meant to go together, so I added a touch of honey to the sauce.  The balsamic delivers a deep level of flavor, and enhances the rosemary and thyme.

gorgeous baked brie topped with apricots, herbs, and balsamic. a fun twist on an elegant classic holiday dish.

If you want to switch up your Brie dish this year, this is definitely your recipe.  It takes just a few minutes to make the dried apricot sauce, and only ten minutes to bake the brie.  Check out Joan of Arc® Brie and win all of your holiday parties this year!

Cheers to your holidays, and cheers to the New Year!

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baked brie with apricots + rosemary + balsamic

gorgeous baked brie topped with apricots, herbs, and balsamic.  a fun twist on an elegant classic holiday dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 12 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar good quality
  • 1 wheel Joan of Arc® Brie

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.  
  • In a small sauce pan, combine all ingredients except Brie.  Stir to combine.  Bring to a gentle boil, then turn the heat to low.  Allow to simmer 5-7 minutes, until thickened.
  • Remove the top rind from the Brie.  (About 1/8" off the top.)  Place the Brie in an oven safe baking dish, exposed cheese side up.  Pour dried apricot sauce on top of the Brie, and bake for 10 minutes, until Brie is very soft and melty.
  • Serve hot!
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