Monday, November 9, 2009

Recipe Blog Hop *Baked Brie* *Hot Apple Cider*

I L.O.V.E. to cook.  Nothing too extravagant.  Simple, classic & tasty.  So for the blog hop we are supposed to post a recipe and then link it back to the Diecut Diva Blog http://die-cut-diva.blogspot.com/2009/11/creative-cuts-more-mega-recipe-blog-hop.html#comments

Hot Apple Cider
In your crock pot pour one gallon of apple juice or cider.
Add two cinnamon sticks.
Add one bag of cinnamon red hots.
Add a couple 'shakes' of nutmeg.
Set to low heat and let simmer until red hots are melted.  Delicious!!!

Baked Brie     (I first had this at a restaurant in Iceland ... the only difference was they deep fried it -- yummy)

Brie with plastic wrap removed, but hard cover still on. 
Strawberry jam/preserves or fresh cranberries with orange zest.
Brown Sugar. 
Homemade or store bought pie crust rolled out into a circle. 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

Place the round of brie in the middle of the pie crust. 
Place about three tablespoons of brown sugar over the brie.
Top with strawbery preserves.  Or, if you'd like a tangier taste, top with about 1-1/2 cups of fresh cranberries, fresh orange zest and a sprinkle of nutmet. 
Wrap the edges of the pie crust by first bringing up one side and then the opposite side.  Continue until the brie is covered.  Brush with egg white.  For a decorative touch, using seasonal cookie cutters, cut an additional pie crust into shapes and place on top of the already wrapped brie.  Just a few will be fine ... you don't want to over do it. 

Bake in over @ 400 degrees for 10 minutes and then lower heat to 350 until the pie crust is a golden brown. 

Set a table with candles, holiday music or maybe some Michael Buble.  Atmosphere is what it is about!  Serve with crackers, baquette slices and a wonderful glass of hot spiced wine.  Looks like I'll need to post another recipe! 

Bon Appetite!

1 comment:

Lisa Howard said...

Now my mouth is watering! :-) I've done the same brie recipe but used puff pastry. Either way, who can resist such yummy goodness!

Love your blog header by the way...don't know if I've told you that before. ;-)