Baked Brie with Fig Spread

by Katie on February 1, 2012

When we were in New York, back at Christmas time, my friend Amanda and I visited Chelsea Market. It’s an old warehouse turned into a market place with food vendors and restaurants galore. The first stop was Jacque Torres for the famous hot chocolate-be still my heart-and then we wandered around in search of lunch. With so many options it was no easy task.

We finally landed at this little cheese shop and had fancy grilled cheese sandwiches with fig spread-which was a new thing for me. When I think of fig I am reminded of choking down a fig newton as a child thinking it was the worst cookie ever. So, needless to say, I was surprised by how much I liked the fig spread and how delicious it was paired with the cheese.

After we got home I took a trip to the grocery to buy myself some fig spread. I put it to use right away by serving it over warmed brie with sliced pears and apples. If you don’t have fig spread or can’t find it at your grocery store you could easily substitute any kind of jam-I’m thinking blackberry or apricot would be wonderful!

Baked Brie with Fig Spread

Ingredients

  • 1 brie wheel
  • fig spread

Instructions

  1. Remove the rind from the top of the brie and place in a baking dish. Cover the top with fig spread.
  2. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until bubbly and warm-about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Serve with pear slices, apple slices, or nice crackers.
http://www.cuttingbackkitchen.com/2012/02/01/baked-brie-with-fig-spread/

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Misty February 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I must admit, we are so much alike, sometimes it is scary. :) When I think of figs, I think of Fig Newton cookies… I will say, the Kroger Cheese Dept. impresses me at my Marketplace and I may just have to buy some Brie and try this. It would make me feel fancy. LOL!

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Katie February 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm

You can also buy Brie at aldi for $3.99. Put some jam on it and you have a nice appetizer :)

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