Simple appetizers like this baked brie recipe from Barilla are delicious, easy, and can be prepared quickly to share with guests. Rustic Pesto is spooned over a creamy wheel of your favorite brie cheese. Dried fruit and nuts are coated with a honey glaze and sit atop the pesto spread. The cheese is baked till melted - yet still holds its shape, and flavors have gently combined. Finish with basil, and enjoy with your favorite crackers.
Ingredients 4 Servings
- 2 tablespoons Barilla® Rustic Basil Pesto
- 1 6-inch diameter brie wheel
- 1/3 cup pine nuts
- 1/3 cup unsalted pistachios, roughly chopped
- 1/3 cup dried cherries
- 3 teaspoons honey
- Basil leaves for garnish
- Assorted crackers
Preheat oven to 350° F.
In a bowl mix cherries, nuts, and honey.
Place cheese on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Spread pesto on top of brie wheel and top cheese with fruit and nut mixture.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melting but still holding its shape. Top with basil leaves and serve with your favorite crackers.