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Figs and Toasted Almonds Brie

Figs and Toasted Almonds Brie

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Casandra Yaz

This has a been a hit every time I have served it. Is a great appetizer for the holidays or when figs are in season.

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  • Calories:
  • 187 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.1g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 8.3 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 211 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 C).
  2. Heat brown sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Add figs and vanilla, and cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in almonds and vanilla. Place brie wheel 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.
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Reviews

shishkabeenie
94
3/6/2006

I made this along with a bunch of other dishes for a party, and this was, by far, the standout of the evening! The only adjustment I made to the recipe was simmering the figs, brown sugar, & vanilla in much more water than the two Tbsp. for about twenty minutes until it turned syrupy. Then I refrigerated this overnight before using on the cheese the next day, letting the figs really absorb the syrup and soften. Heavenly!

JDVMD
52
9/17/2005

I have made this several times now and it is just wonderful. As a timesaver, I purchased fig jam from Williams-Sonoma and put this on top of the brie (rind removed throughout). Also, try it with pecans.

CMHGUPTA
34
8/19/2007

We thought this was delicious. It was a great dinner - green salad, this, and French bread. Mmmm. A few thoughts - if your figs are very ripe, you don't need 10 minutes to soften them. Whole, toasted almonds are divine in this. And if you peel the rind off your cheese, it becomes a gooey dip. Next time we'll leave the rind on so it stays a bit more in its' original form.