RECIPE

Warm Brie with Fuji Apple, Pear and Melba Toasts

Warm and gooey Brie with fresh fruit is always a perfect pairing. For a variety of snacks or appetizers, or for those nights when you want to graze your way through a meal, serve with Asian Glazed Wings and Sesame Five-Spice Roasted Nuts.

Ingredients

  • 1 large Fuji apple
  • 1 large red or brown pear, slightly underripe
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 pound wheel of Brie cheese
  • 24 sesame Melba toast rounds, any brand

Preparation

Quarter the apple and pear lengthwise and cut into each quarter on an angle to remove the core. Slice into 1/4-inch thick slices. Squeeze a little lemon juice from the wedge of one lemon over the fruit to slow browning.

Cut the top rind off the Brie and place in the microwave on high for 60 seconds. Depending on the ripeness of the cheese, it will take 60-90 seconds on high to heat and melt. If the Brie is not yet soft and hot after one minute, place it back in the microwave for another 30 seconds on high.

Serve the softened, warm Brie with a platter of fruit and Melba toasts for dipping and spreading. If the cheese tightens up, reheat it for 20-30 seconds at a time on high.

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