Baked Brie with Cajeta Fruit and Nuts

You can never go wrong with baked brie. Period. It’s one of those appetizers that’s easy elegant and won’t stick around for long. It’s great at a party (New Year’s Eve maybe?) or heck just because. You can go au natural and serve it baked with just a side of crackers or you can get a little more fancy schmancy and try this baked brie with cajeta sauce with fruit and nuts. It’s kind of a show stopper in the appetizer department and couldn’t be easier.

The big deal part? The sauce. Sweet GOODness you’re going to lick the plate on this one. I did. No shame, it’s that’s good. It’s a combination of Cajeta sauce with Anise (Mexican caramel sauce) dried apricots, raisins and nuts. The sweet, sticky, salty combination is unbelievable. I made a double batch up of Cajeta sauce and you might want to as well. I’m going to be drizzling it on EVERTHING. Oh wait, that pesky New Year’s goal to lose a few lb’s. Ugh. Balance right? I got this.

Serve this with a side of crackers, bread or fruit, or even just a spoon. I wish I could take credit for this amazing recipe. It’s actually part of McCormick’s flavor forecast that I shared with you earlier this month (remember those magnificent Mussels with Hazelnut Gremolata). I think the folks at McCormick are onto something with their 2013 Flavor Forecast.

Happy New Year friends! I’m forecasting tasty treats for next year!

Baci!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by McCormick. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.

Recipe inspired and adapted by McCormick

Baked Brie with Cajeta Fruit and Nuts

Serving Size: 10

What You Will Need:

  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons Cajeta Sauce with Anise
  • 1 round (.8 ounces) Brie cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

What To Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Mix dried fruit and Cajeta Sauce with Anise in small bowl. Mix to combine.
  3. Peel off top rind of Brie, leaving 1/4-inch edge. (Leave sides and bottom of Brie intact). Place in pie plate or ovenproof dish. Top with dried fruit mixture. Sprinkle with nuts.
  4. Bake for approximately 5-7 minutes or until cheese softens. Place Brie on serving plate. Serve with apple slices, crackers or French bread slices.
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11 Comments

  1. 1

    Yes! I love the toppings on this!

  2. 2

    These toppings are soo perfect for brie, perfect appetizer!

  3. 3
    Lisa Bailey /

    looks fabulous!

  4. 4

    Yum, Paula. I want a NYE do-over so I can make something like this!

  5. 5

    This sounds fabulous! Brie wins my heart every time.

  6. 6

    OMG, I am so stuffed right now, but if you set this down in front of me, I’d still totally dig right in!

  7. 7

    This is beautiful! Anything with raisins and cajeta get a thumbs up in my book!

  8. 8

    I haven’t had baked brie in so long. This dish looks amazingly flavorful!

  9. 9

    I find absolutely no shame in licking the plate either, Paula. :)

  10. 10
    L.S. /

    This looks delicious! What exactly is cajeta? Would maple syrup work?

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