Baked Brie Stuffed With Dried Fruit
Baked Brie for PartyTime!
A Great Appetizer to Share With Friends
We were invited to a small Kentucky Derby Party with friends so I decided to take along an appetizer. I had recently served Baked Brie with Dried Fruit at a Baby Shower and had all the ingredients because I had planned on preparing two for that event and ended up only doing one. This is actually an old recipe that I have enjoyed reviving. It was very popular back in the 70's and seems to be enjoyed as much today as it was then. It really tasted good with the Mint Juleps. I remember it being a very popular appetizer at Christmas Parties so I guess anytime of the year is great to serve Baked Brie with Dried Fruit.
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Ready to Bake Some Brie?
7 oz Bag of Dried Fruit Bits
8 oz Brie Mini Wheel
8 oz pkg. Original Crescent Rolls
Crackers of any kind - I like to provide an assortment.
Ingredients for Baked Brie Stuffed With Dried Fruit - An Oldie but Goodie Recipe
Sun-Maid makes many different dried fruits and any of them can be used. This time I used the Fruit Bits which contains bits of raisins, cranberries, apples, apricots, and peaches. Did you know that National Raisin Week is in May?Look on the package of all Sun-Maid products and you will always see the Sun Maid Girl - I know her! Well, actually I have never really met her in person but she is a fellow Squidoo Lensmaster and I love her story. You can read it here: http://www.squidoo.com/raisingal. She is d-artist on Squidoo.I know that the Refrigerated Crescent Rolls are not available all over the world but you could substitute with Filo (Phyllo) Dough if you wanted to.Brie is a soft ripened cheese made from cow's milk and is rich tasting so a little bit goes a long way. It is covered with an edible rind of white mold. I had a hard time finding it in our local grocery store but it was in the Deli section.Photo Credit: Photo by OhMe
Brie can be ordered from Amazon
This soft cheese makes a wonderful appetizer and can be stuffed with a wide variety of things from jams to nuts.
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The rind on the Brie is edible but I always cut it off. I know it isn't necessary but just something I do. I have never done this recipe with the rind on so not sure what would happen.
It is ready!
It is important to be organized and to time everything just right so it can be enjoyed while it is hot! Serve with Crackers of any kind. I usually have an assortment.
- Prep time: 10 min
- Cook time: 30 min
- Ready in: 40 min
- Yields: 12
- 8 oz Brie Wheel
- 7 oz bag of Sun-Maid Fruit Bits or a smaller bag
- Original Crescent Rolls 8 oz
- 1 Egg
- Soften Cheese by taking out of refrigerator early and slice in half. Fill with dried fruit pushing the fruit into the cheese. Spread out dough and mesh the seams and then roll to smooth. Cover cheese with dough. Make sure all the cheese is completely covered with the dough to trap it inside. Whip one egg and give the cheese with dough an egg bath.Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes. You want it to be golden brown and make sure the dough is cooked and the cheese melted. Serve with Crackers.
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Ready? Here is the Bugle Call to the Post - found on YouTube by Colin Williams
Mint Juleps and Baked Brie was a Good Combination - for this Kentucky Derby Party
Its Party Time!
Our Friends Tom and Jean invited us to their lovely home for a fun evening and to watch the Kentucky Derby with friends. Scott and Lou came dressed for the occasion with hats and brought the Mint Juleps. Did you know that National Mint Julep Day is May 30? Liz and I forgot to wear our hats but we still got into the festive mood. Doc Hellams picked the winner! I reminded him that what was his, was ours and what was mine, was mine but I still didn't get any of the winnings.
Serve your Baked Brie in style - It is all in the Presentation
The round wooden tray that I used is one that was given to us as a wedding gift 35 years ago. We have certainly enjoyed it. I found one that is equally as unique on Amazon and posting for sale here. This Old River Road Wine Cast Lazy Susan would be perfect for baked brie and would also make a wonderful gift.
This is handmade and safe for food. It measures approximately 22 inches in diameter.
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Good Friends, Great Food, Great Fun! - Thank you Jean, Tom, Scott, Lou, and LizClick thumbnail to view full-size
It's Almost Gone! - I think the Baked Brie was a hit!
A Great Time Was Had By All
After enjoying drinks and appetizers, Tom and Jean treated everyone to Baby Back Ribs by Tom, Potato Salad and Baked Beans. It was a fun evening!
The Baked Brie must have been a hit because I didn't have any left to bring home. One thing for sure is that it is never as good the second time around.
You sure can't enjoy the Kentucky Derby without a Mint Julep - Well, maybe you can but it sure is more fun with one.
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