Are you an 11th-hour party hostess? If so, I have the best express appetizer for you today! Get your oven ready for this French baked brie recipe with figs, walnuts and pistachios.
Planning a winning menu is no small feat! And even when I have the menu all figured out in advance–which doesn’t happen too often–I usually discover that I am missing that one last dish. Have you been there before? It’s a safe no-judging zone here 🙂 Often times, my missing dish is an appetizer. I just get too focused on the main meal that my brain does not register “appetizer” until later in the game.
Appetizers, starters, hors d’oeuvres, or whatever you want to call them, are such an important part of any gathering. They provide the “welcome” and set the stage for what comes next. I found that appetizers, particularly dips, have a way of bringing people together at the kitchen counter. Don’t they? As a hostess, I don’t mind that. I love having everyone meet up around my kitchen island while I finish my work. I love to hear people catch up on life while they dig into the hummus or a warm baked brie like we have here today.
I’m sure you’ve got your holiday dinner all figured out by now 😉 But if you’re looking to add one last quick appetizer, this baked brie with jam, figs, walnuts and pistachios is a great last-minute one. 15 minutes is all it takes! And it is nothing short of impressive! It is the perfect sweet, nutty, cheesy, and super gooey goodness. YUM!
This baked brie recipe is so simple; I am almost embarrassed to share it. But since it’s sooo good, I had to!
I promised you an express appetizer; so let’s get to it, shall we? (print-friendly recipe to follow)
Step-by-step Instructions for baked brie recipe
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the fig jam/preserves in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave for 30 seconds to soften.
In a small bowl, combine the sliced dried figs with the nuts.
Add half of the fig jam and mix well to coat the nut mixture.
Place the round of brie in a small cast iron skillet or oven-safe dish. Using a knife, coat the brie with the remainder of the jam.
Top the brie with the fig and nut mixture.
Place the brie dish on a baking sheet. Bake in 375 degree F-heated oven for 10 minutes (or until brie starts to ooze, but not melt)
Serve warm with your favorite crackers!
See how easy this recipe is?
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