Fig and almond baked Brie

    Fig and almond baked Brie

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    35min


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    About this recipe: An easy peasy starter or nibble, this luscious baked Brie is topped with a sweet and sticky fig and almond mixture.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 110g soft brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 6 fresh figs, stemmed and quartered
    • 70g toasted almonds
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 (400g) wheel Brie cheese, 11 to 12cm in diameter

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
    2. Heat brown sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Add figs and cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in almonds and vanilla. Place Brie in a baking dish, and pour fig mixture over the top.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until softened but not melted. Serve with water crackers.

    Tip

    If you don't have fresh figs, soak dried figs in water till softened, then drain and cook as directed. Or you could even use fig jam in a real pinch; use about 200g jam and simply reduce the brown sugar by half or to taste.

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