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Baked Brie with Cranberry-Pecan-Bacon Crumble

Baked Brie with Cranberry-Pecan-Bacon Crumble
PREP TIME
20 min
COOK TIME
45 min
YIELDS
6 servings

This easy melted cheese dip is a crowd-pleaser, so you might want to double the recipe to have a backup ready! Feel free to change up the dried fruit-cherries, raisins, dates and figs would all work nicely.

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Ingredients

4
strips bacon
2
Tbsp candied pecans or walnuts, finely chopped
2
Tbsp dried cranberries, finely chopped
6
dried apricots, finely chopped
1
Tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
2
tsp red wine vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 7-
to 8-oz round high-quality Brie, preferably from France
Sliced baguette, crackers and apple and/or pear slices, for serving
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 325ºF. Lay the bacon in a large skillet, then cook over medium heat until golden and crisp, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Drain the bacon on paper towels, let cool, then finely chop.

Step 2

Combine the bacon, pecans, cranberries, apricots, rosemary, vinegar, pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper in a small bowl.

Step 3

Remove the Brie from its packaging. Cut off the top rind of the round of Brie, leaving a 1/4-inch border around the edges (use a sharp knife and go in from above at a slight angle). Discard the rind you have removed. Put the Brie in a small baking dish. Top with some of the cranberry-pecan-bacon crumble, and scatter the rest around the Brie. Cover the dish with foil, and bake until the cheese is warm and gooey, 30 to 35 minutes.

Step 4

Serve with bread, crackers and apple and/or pear slices for dipping.

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