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Brie with Almonds

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  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 8 min
  • Servings 8
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An ooey-gooey starter with just the right amount of warmth and spirit.

Ingredients

1
whole round Brie cheese (4 1/2 ounces)
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4
cup sliced almonds, toasted
1
tablespoon brandy, if desired
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired
Assorted crackers, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Set oven control to broil. Place cheese in ovenproof pie plate or pan. Broil cheese with top 3 to 4 inches from heat about 2 minutes 30 seconds or until soft and warm.
  • 2 Melt butter; stir in almonds and brandy. Pour over cheese. Garnish with parsley. Serve with crackers.<BR> <BR> Microwave Directions: Place cheese in microwavable plate or dish. Microwave uncovered on Medium (50%) 2 to 3 minutes or just until soft and warm. Place butter in 1-cup microwavable measuring cup. Microwave butter uncovered on High about 1 minute or until melted; stir in almonds and brandy. Pour over cheese.

Expert Tips

In addition to the crackers, serve Brie with thinly sliced apples or pears.

Looking for an herb beyond parsley? Spark up this hot appetizer with sprigs of hardy herbs such as rosemary and thyme.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8 g
Saturated Fat
4 g
Cholesterol
20 mg
Sodium
150 mg
Total Carbohydrate
1 g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
4 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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