The thing is, the cheeseslut gets right down to it. No messing around with frilly words or lengthy prose. Oh, no. It's all about the cheese. Tunnel vision can be a good thing.
Case in point: My brain won't stop churning around the finer points of the menu (that would be "the big meal" menu). This is done. That is done. Those issues I only go over once every few hours. But the few more things I have to finish prepping tonight? They're bouncing around and taking up pretty much all the space up there. Non-stop. Sucking my brain power.
Baked Brie w/ Pistachios & Dried Fruit
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: bake appetizer cheese soy-free vegetarian cheese dried fruit nuts Christmas Thanksgiving
Ingredients (serves 4-6)
- 1 (16 oz.) or 1 (8 oz.) rounds of Brie
- 2 Tbs. Cointreau
- 2 oz. dried apricots, cut into ¼" strips
- 2 scant Tbs. dried cranberries
- 2 scant Tbs. yellow raisins
- 3 Tbs. shelled pistachios
- baguette slices
- salad greens
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place the cheese round(s) on the baking sheet and prick the top with the fork about a dozen times. Drizzle 1½ teaspoons of the Cointreau over the cheese.
Toss the dried fruit and pistachios with the remaining Cointreau. Scatter evenly over the cheese.
Slide into preheated oven and bake for ~8-10 minutes or until cheese is warm and soft. Use a wide spatula to lift the cheese from the tray to a plate lined with lettuce greens. Serve with slices of baguette and/or crackers. Enjoy!
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our Thanksgiving Menu 2012
Baked Brie w/ Pistachios & Dried Fruit (w/ baguette slices & crackers)
mixed veggie tray
Crisp-Skinned Herbed Turkey
Herbed Citrus Gravy
Cornbread Stuffing w/ Bacon
Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash
Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
Baked Sweet Potatoes w/ Saffron Aïoli
Haricot Verts w/ Toasted Walnuts
Mixed Greens Salad
Pull-Apart Buttery Dinner Rolls
Gingerbread Pumpkin Bars
Oh, and also, the cheeseslut in me wishes the cheeseslut in you a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!