Baked Camembert with Fig, Cranberries and Pecans

Baked Camembert with Fig, Cranberries and Pecans

  • This is the perfect holiday appetizer to share, a simple baked camembert or brie cheese wheel, topped with festive fig, cranberries and toasted pecans.

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 1 whole round camembert or brie wheel
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup fig jam
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/4cup water
  • (optional dash of brandy)
  • Crackers or bread to serve

Preheat oven to 350F 180C

Method:

  1. Start by slicing the top of the cheese rind all the way around but you don't have to go all the way through - this makes it easy to take off once it’s melted.
  2. Place cheese on a baking tray and pop into the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes
  3. I prefer to toast my pecans so pop them in the oven on a separate tray for 8 minutes when the cheese goes in!
  4. To make the topping simply add the water, jam, orange zest and cranberries to a small sauce pan and stir together
  5. Leave to simmer gently for 5 minutes or until the cranberries have popped and gone soft, if it looks too dry then add a couple more tablespoons of water to loosen the jam up
  6. (if you want to make this booze you can add a dash of brandy!)
  7. Add the toasted pecans into the cranberries and stir together
  8. Take the cheese out and place straight away on a serving plate
  9. Using a knife take off the top rind layer
  10. Pile the cranberries and pecan over the top and serve immediately with bread or crackers while the cheese is lovely and gooey.
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