Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Raspberry Chipotle Brie
By Sheila
November 27, 2012
That’s right; I traded days with Ann this week.  I occasionally have a taste sensation to share, and she is also a self-proclaimed frugalista, so we were glad to switch topics for a change. 
This Brie is a great appetizer, very simple to prepare and looks pretty too.  I first had it at a restaurant in Tucson, and loved it so much that I came home and re-created it. I also added the apples, because I love that flavor combination.  I made it a few weeks ago for Book Club and it was a big hit.  Heather even asked for my recipe to make it for Thanksgiving.  Try it, you’ll like it!

Raspberry Chipotle Brie

1 wedge Brie (or a rectangle from Trader Joe’s, which I especially like)
1 baguette, sliced ¼ inch thick
¼ cup sliced or slivered almonds
Honey, for drizzling over all
1/3 cup Raspberry Chipotle Sauce*
1 apple, sliced (optional)
Carr Whole Wheat Crackers (optional) 


Heat oven to 300 degrees.  Place parchment paper on large cookie sheet.  Put Brie on cookie sheet and add sliced baguette.  Drizzle honey lightly over all.  Sprinkle almonds over Brie and baguette.  Place in oven for about 8 minutes, or until Brie is warmed through and just starting to get runny and baguette is toasted. Transfer to a serving platter.  Serve the warmed Raspberry Chipotle sauce on the side (I do this for just 30 seconds in the microwave).  As an option, you can also serve this with the sliced apples and/or the Carr’s Crackers, both of which go really well with the Brie.  It also looks pretty and colorful for the holidays.  Enjoy!

*I like the Fischer & Wieser brand that Costco sells.