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Baked Brie With Candied Figs and Almonds

I become giddy at the site of baked brie. I use to think it was some insane process to make this heavenly dish, until I saw a friend’s mom whip one up in my early teens. Then the other day I was shopping at a high end market that has a beautiful cheese selection and, there, laying amongst all the other cheeses was a box that read “baked brie with figs and almonds.” My hands immediately went in to grab it and throw it in the cart until I read the price tag… $35 dollars for a baked brie! Have they lost their minds? Clearly someone was buying it, but it wasn’t going to be me. Instead I bought all the ingredients to make my own. I even kicked it up a notch by using candied figs instead of fig jam, and boy was it good.

What I love most about the baked brie is pulling it out of the oven, and while it’s still hot breaking it open and letting the cheese oooooze out. Try it at home. Enjoy!

 

  • Flood Of Cheese 1 of 8
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    A gush of melted cheese comes ooooooozing out of this baked brie like a flood.

  • Ingredients 2 of 8
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    5 ingredients are needed to make this yummy appetizer. 

  • Candied Figs 3 of 8
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    Cut up the candied figs and arrange them on top of the brie.

  • Almonds 4 of 8
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    Sprinkle the top with almonds.

  • Wrap 5 of 8
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    Wrap the entire thing in a pie crust, and pinch the edges to seal. 

  • Brush With Egg Wash 6 of 8
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    Brush the dough with egg wash.

  • Decorate 7 of 8
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    With any additional dough, cut out shapes and place them on top. I had leftover dried fig so I placed it on top as decoration as well. 

  • Place In The Oven 8 of 8
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    Bake for 25 minutes. 

Ingredients for baked brie and candied figs:

  • 1 – round 10 ounce brie cheese
  • 2 – candied figs
  • 10 – marcona almonds
  • 1 – uncooked pie crust
  • 1 – egg
  • 1 – tablespoon water

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Arrange candied fig slices on top brie.
  3. Sprinkle with almonds.
  4. Wrap the decorated brie in a pie crust, and pinch the edges together to ensure closure.
  5. In a small bowl whip together egg and water creating a wash.
  6. Brush the dough with the egg wash.
  7. With any extra dough decorate the top.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes.
  9. Break and let the cheese oooooze out.
  10. Enjoy!

 

For more recipes from Nicole Presley click over to her blog: Presley’s Pantry 

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