About this recipe: A simple, yet elegant starter that's perfect for any dinner party. Brie is baked in a brandy and tarragon sauce with almonds and mushrooms. Serve with crusty bread, crostini or crackers.
An easy recipe and good starter, unfortunately I served it with too much toasted bread and didn't leave it in the oven long enough for all the cheese to melt but it was still very enjoyable. Next time I want to try it with Applewood cheese. - 03 Oct 2013
Very elegant recipe, appropriate for fancy dinner parties. I had difficulty removing the brie coating, but the mix of flavors was superb and worth the effort. I used fresh mushrooms without a problem, and also substituted apple jack flavored brandy. Be careful not to burn the almonds when toasting - they brown quickly if left on a high heat. - 16 Dec 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Wonderful but next time I will use less or no butter since the oil from the cheese plus the butter makes it very oily. Flavor is wonderful! I will make it again! - 31 Mar 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)