The in-laws came over for dinner. More mouths to feed and opportunities to try out new recipes, oh boy!! I can hardly call them “in-laws” because they’re SO fun, wonderful and fabulous. Naturally, the dinner had to be fit for its fabulous guests so the (self induced) pressure was on.
To get the excitement flowing, we started with Julie’s Warm Brie Appetizer (same hot aunt who we have to thank for the Spinach Soup…mmm!). This appetizer was the perfect way to excite my new family and will be perfect for your guests as well. It’s nice for the winter time – warm, sweet and savory flavors together. Nice and melty to put on a crunchy cracker and enjoy. The colors are pleasing too. Here’s how it goes.
Depending on how many people you have, you can double the brie and ingredients, but I just followed the recipe since we had a LOT more yumminesss to enjoy before the night was through.
Brie Appetizer Ingredients:
8 oz. Brie (Pie Shaped)
¼ cup of walnuts
½ cup apples chopped (I used green Granny Smith & Red Honeycrisp)
¼ cup dried cranberries
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Melt butter in microwave
- Add sugar and other ingredients to the butter in bowl
- Cut top of brie (Barely shave off the white part so that it melts from the top)
- Cut brie round in half so you have two flat circles
- Cover first half (brie round) with ½ the mixture
- Put the other brie half on top of the other and cover with the rest of mixture
- Bake 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes (Listen to this part! I left it in there too long thinking “the gooier, the better” and mine got a little to melted/runny. You can’t mess up the flavor, but mine wasn’t quite as presentable.)
- Serve hot with crackers of your choice (…and call me so I can come over and have some too!!)
Great way to start off a dinner party…you ready for the main course?
Zach-o-meter: After the below pic, he moved to the other side of the table which means “I can’t sit here and not chow down on this awesome dish, but we have guests so I better move my rear out of reach…”! Ha!