Walnut and craisin brie
( SERVES 4 )
A great cheese to serve after dinner in place of dessert. I used the award-winning Grinning Gecko from Whangarei. New Zealand walnuts are the best – mine were the Uncle Joe’s brand.
|4 Tbsp||Brown sugar, firmly packed|
|4 Tbsp||Walnuts, chopped|
|2 Tbsp||Dried cranberries, Craisins|
|1 pinch||Ground cinnamon|
|1 medium||Brie, round|
- Combine the brown sugar, walnuts, craisins, cinnamon and brandy. Stir well to mix. Stand overnight for juice to develop.
- Place the cheese on a heatproof plate. Bake for 5 minutes at 250C, or microwave on high for 1 minute, until soft and gooey inside.
- Spoon the nut mixture on top and heat through for 2-3 minutes longer in the oven or 30 seconds in the microwave.
- Cut into wedges to serve.