I love the fall and figs a lot! Like so many of us, the fall is something I secretly hope for in the heat of summer; the cool nights cuddling under a blanket, hot drinks and comfort food, I have a huge soft spot for comfort food. I also love festive holiday food, there’s something so beautiful about the dishes we reserve for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years that seem like a celebration in themselves.
Quick confession, I’ve not yet made a turkey and our current oven is a bit small to fit a family sized one, but I am starting to create my own list of celebratory classics that are often requested for special occasions, check out these cookies and this torte for a few. This Brie Bake is another one of them. It’s simple, sweet, perfect for sharing and kind of a celebration on the plate! If you’re looking for a simple appetizer, or a twist on traditional dessert this holiday season this is the perfect plate for you.
- 450 gram brie
- 3 small figs
- zest of one orange
- 1/3 cup of chopped walnuts
- 2tbsp Canadian maple syrup
- 2 tbsp honey
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 ½ tbsp butter
- ¼ tsb cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Place the brie on a pie plate (pyrex if possible).
- Slice your figs and place them on and aroud the brie. They are kind of like the candy on the plate, so have fun with the placement.
- Bake for 10-12 min (or until the brie has softened)
- While the brie is baking, pour orange zest, walnuts, syrup, honey, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg to a sauce pan and cook on low heat.
- Stir constantly until the mixture is well combined and comes to a boil.
Brie & Sauce
- Take the brie out of the oven and pour your sauce over the warm cheese.
- Serve as a shared plate with crackers or bread.