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Plum and Walnut Baked Brie

Plum and Walnut Baked BrieWarm, melty brie is always a pleasing appetizer to offer guests. A simple adornment of thinly sliced red plums, glazed with preserves and garnished with toasted walnuts, is sure to please even more.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons (1-ounce) plum preserves
2 teaspoons water
1 (15-ounce) wheel ripe Brie, well-chilled and rind left on*
1 firm ripe red plum, thinly sliced**
1/2 tablespoon chopped toasted walnuts

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Melt preserves and water in small pan over low heat. Brush melted preserves over top and sides of well-chilled Brie. Arrange plum slices decoratively on top of Brie. Brush fruit with additional melted preserves. Sprinkle with walnuts. Place Brie on foil-lined baking sheet with low sides.
  3. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in center of oven until heated through. Remove from oven and let sit for 2 to 3 minutes. With large spatula, carefully transfer to serving platter.
  4. Serve with assorted lavosh crackers, torn pieces of Tuscan bread and pear slices.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

*Other size wheels of Brie may be substituted, just increase or decrease amount of topping as needed.

**Any seasonal fruit may be substituted for the plums, such as nectarines, apricots or pears.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the American Dairy Association.