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Caramel Apple Baked Brie

Created by Striped Spatula
Sweet and tart and creamy, oh my! Imported Brie covered in a warm blanket of caramel and apples is ah-mazing! 
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

To Make the Apple-Scented Caramel

  • 2 tbsp apple juice
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream

To Assemble the Brie and Serve

  • 14 oz wheel of Imported Brie (5-inch round)
  • 1/2 cup Fuji apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup sliced almond
  • Crackers, sliced baguette, or crostini

Instructions
 

Make the Apple-Scented Caramel*

  • In a high-sided saucepan, stir together apple juice and sugar. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until sugar is dissolved. If needed, dip a heat-proof basting brush in water and clean any sugar crystals from the sides of the saucepan while the sugar is dissolving.
  • Raise heat to high and cook until sugar mixture is a deep amber color, about 3-4 minutes. Gently swirl the pan a few times during the cooking process; do not stir. If you see any crystals forming around the sides of the saucepan, clean them with your moistened basting brush, as in step 1. 
  • Remove from heat and slowly whisk in heavy cream. Caramel will bubble heavily and rise in the pot. Continue whisking until bubbling subsides and caramel is smooth. 
  • Let caramel stand for about 5 minutes

Assemble the Brie and Serve

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F with rack in middle position. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
  • Place Brie round on the prepared baking sheet. Gently fold apples, cherries, and sliced almonds into the caramel sauce.
  • Mound the caramel-coated fruit and nuts onto the center of the Brie. (If there is any caramel left in the saucepan, save it for plating.)
  • Bake Brie for 8-10 minutes, until soft and warm. Transfer Brie to a serving dish. Drizzle with any leftover caramel sauce, if desired, and serve warm with crackers, sliced baguette, or crostini.

Notes

*If desired, 1/4 cup of your favorite store bought caramel sauce may be substituted for the homemade apple-scented caramel.
Keyword apple pie baked brie, brie cheese, Caramel Apple Baked Brie
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