Warm Brie with Tomatoes and Basil

    1 hour 12 min

    This is the perfect starter for casual dinner parties. A petit Brie wheel is warmed in the microwave, then topped with a succulent mixture of tomatoes, garlic and basil. Serve with crostini, crusty bread or crackers.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
    • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 (350g) petit Brie cheese

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:2min  ›  Extra time:1hr marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr12min 

    1. In a small bowl, mix plum tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, parsley and olive oil. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.
    2. Remove top layer of rind from brie. Place brie in a small microwave safe serving dish. Microwave on high 1 minute or until the cheese begins to soften.
    3. Spoon roma tomato mixture over the cheese. Microwave on high 1 minute or until slightly melted. Serve immediately with crackers or breads.

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    I have got to admit that I did cheat and use a store bought Bruchetta for this recipe...but let me just say this recipe is fabulous!!! I was browsing for a simple, yet elegant appetizer...and this recipe is just that! I served it with garlic bagel chips and it goes so well with red or white wine!  -  08 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I wasn't sure which type of brie to use for this recipe so I went with one of "medium" softness. This was okay but I should have used the "soft" brie because it solidified quickly and we kept having to pop it in the microwave to soften again. The flavor was good so we will have it again but with the softer cheese.  -  17 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was such a big hit, that I ran out! My guests liked it so much they wanted a spoon to eat the sauce!  -  09 Oct 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)