Tuesday, November 2, 2010

An Ode to Brie

 Oh how I love Brie Cheese... All cheeses are my friend, but Brie holds a special place in my heart...

Let me count the ways I love this delicious cow's milk treat:

Brie is:

 Delicious when melted
 Delicious when cold
 Delicious on a sandwich
 Delicious baked in a phyllo dough crust

 Oh Brie Cheese, I would bring you on a deserted island with me as one of my only possessions.

In honor of this ode, I will share some delicious Brie recipes with you:

Basic Baked Brie - Use Pillsbury Crescent Rolls for a short cut  - can't get much easier than this!

There are tons of variations to the basic baked Brie:

Apple and Pecan Baked Brie - perfect for a fall dinner party such as the one I am throwing tomorrow night!

Sugar and Nut Glazed Brie, courtesy of Paul Deen - Is it a dessert? An appetizer? Who cares!

While I could do an entire blog simply devoted to baked brie variations, here are some other uses for this magical cheese:

Take a regular ham sandwich, add some Brie, and you have a gourmet lunch... like in this Ham, Apple and Brie Sandwich

This Strawberry and Brie Bruschetta looks delicious!

Roasted Garlic and Brie Soup - Brie in a soup?! Yes, please.

If all else fails, or if none of these recipes strike your fancy, you can always try this simple snack: Put a piece of Brie on a baguette and broil for about 5 minutes... delicious, melty goodness in 5 minutes. Add in a glass of red wine, and you've got yourself quite the evening.

Thank you Brie, for being a special part of my life.


  1. I previously haven't been a big fan of brie, but your pictures are making me reconsider, haha, delish!!

  2. Oh I love Brie as well. Favourite way is heated with red pepper jelly on top and served with baguettes.

  3. Now I'm going to be craving Brie all day! How good does that brie and garlic soup look, huh? Going to have to try that one.

  4. Hehe, funny! My favorite brie recipe is a strata with hearty buttered white bread, heavy cream, and eggs. Bad for the waist but good for the tastebuds!