Creamy brie topped with juicy pears and walnuts for a fast and easy appetizer everyone will love.
The holidays are my favorite time of year. From holiday decorating, to of course holiday cooking, I love it all. We love to entertain during the holidays. We also host Thanksgiving and Christmas, so there is a lot of cooking going on in the MT kitchen. I love planning out my menus. I always incorporate yearly favorites and love adding a few new recipes to my menu each year.
My menu always consists of fast and easy recipes that are full of flavor, that I can either prep ahead of time or whip up as the festivities get started. I do the cooking and leave the dishes to Mr. Mother Thyme. With all the entertaining and cooking I do, I like to have my pantry stocked with key staple ingredients to get me through the holidays. That starts with keeping my pantry stocked with Del Monte® fruits, vegetables and tomatoes. From Del Monte® Diced Tomatoes tossed with pasta to Del Monte® Cut Green Beans, perfect for your Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole, having a variety of Del Monte® products to choose from is like having a garden in your pantry. When you have Del Monte® in your pantry, you have garden quality™ fruits and vegetables at your fingertips.
One of my favorite holiday appetizers I love to serve is brie. Although I could eat brie 365 days a year, everyone loves brie during the holidays. My recipe for Baked Brie with Pears and Walnuts will quickly become one of your holiday favorites as well. It is fast and easy to make thanks to Del Monte® Pear Chunks in my pantry. If you are heading to a holiday party and bringing a dish to pass, this would be great. Make it ahead of time, and when you get to your party place the brie in a pie plate, pour this yummy pear and walnut mix over the brie and bake for about 20 minutes until warm and bubbly. Serve with a fresh baguette or crackers for a dish everyone will love.
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What you need
8.25oz can Del Monte® California Pear Chunks, No Sugar Added
Light brown sugar
Fresh baguette and/or crackers for serving
Step one: Mix pear chunks, reserved pear juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, walnuts and cranberries in a small bowl
Step two: Place brie round in a pie dish. Pour pear mix over brie. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes warm and bubbly. Serve with a baguette or crackers.
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- 1 round (8 oz.) brie
- 2 (8.25 oz.) Del Monte No Sugar Added Pear Chunks, drained with ¼ cup juice reserved
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of ground ginger
- Fresh baguette slices or crackers for serving
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl mix pear chunks, reserved pear juice, walnuts, cranberries, brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger.
- Place brie round in a 9 inch pie plate. Pour pear mixture over pear.
- Bake for about 20 minutes until warm and bubbly.
- Serve with a fresh baguette and/or crackers.
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