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Brie Torte

Brie TorteThis elegant brie torte appetizer offers a creamy center filling of butter, dried tart cherries and finely chopped pecans seasoned with thyme.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (15 to 16-ounce) wheel Brie
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/3 cup chopped dried tart cherries
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (or 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Refrigerate Brie until chilled and firm; or freeze 30 minutes, or until firm. Cut Brie in half horizontally.
  2. Combine butter, cherries, pecans and thyme in a small bowl; mix well.
  3. Evenly spread mixture on cut-side of one piece of the Brie. Top with the other piece, cut-side down. Lightly press together.
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
  5. To serve, cut into serving size wedges and bring to room temperature.
  6. Serve with crackers.

Makes about 20 appetizer servings.

Tip: If wrapped securely in plastic wrap, this appetizer will keep in the refrigerator for at least a week.

Recipe and photograph are provided courtesy of the Cherry Marketing Institute.