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Brie with Cranberry-Pecan Filling

Makes 8 servings

Notes: Serve this layered brie hot or at room temperature. You can assemble it (through step 3) up to 4 hours ahead; cover and chill. Let it come to room temperature before serving, or bake to serve warm (step 4).

 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, plus 3 pecan halves
 2 tablespoons chopped dried sweetened cranberries
 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
 1 wedge or round (8 oz.) firm-ripe brie cheese, chilled
 1 baguette (8 oz.), thinly sliced
Step 1

Place chopped pecans and pecan halves in a 9-inch pie pan. Bake in a 325° regular or convection oven, shaking pan once, until chopped nuts are golden under skin, 6 to 8 minutes.

Step 2

In a small bowl, mix toasted chopped nuts, cranberries, and orange peel.

Step 3

Split cheese in half horizontally to make two layers. Set one layer, cut side up, on a plate or, if baking it, in a shallow, ovenproof ramekin or on an ovenproof rimmed plate. Spread cranberry mixture evenly over cheese. Set other layer, cut side down, on filling and press down gently. Arrange nut halves on top. Serve at room temperature (see notes) or warm.

Step 4

To serve warm, bake in a 325° regular or convection oven until cheese is warm and beginning to soften, 6 to 8 minutes. Serve baguette slices alongside.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes 8 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 189Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.9g16%

Saturated Fat 5.2g26%
Cholesterol 28mg10%
Sodium 351mg15%
Total Carbohydrate 17g6%

Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Protein 8.5g17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.