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:
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.