Baked Brie with Pears and Walnuts
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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Baked Brie with Pears and Walnuts
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings
- 1 round (8 oz.) brie
- 2 (8.25 oz.) Del Monte No Sugar Added Pear Chunks, drained with 1/4 cup juice reserved
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1/4 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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In my pantry I like to keep canned pumpkin, canned corn and cranberry sauce. We don’t ever eat canned fruit!
Canned tomato products- diced, whole, crushed, etc!
I love baked brie, such a wonderful holiday appetizer!
Green beans and mandarin oranges
Any fruit that is out of season…..
I always have canned pineapple in my pantry.
I keep pineapple and peaches and will now add pears to the list. This recipe looks so yummy!
I always have potatoes.
I don’t buy much canned fruit/vegetables but I do like stocking up on canned pumpkin puree at the end of the season.
We can a lot of jams in the fall using the fruit from our garden including grapes, strawberries and cherries but the one thing that’s always on hand is peaches!
I always have canned pineapple handy!
Canned pears and peaches. We also love anything dried!
I posted a tweet with the handle @FireRunner2379.
Peaches! My girls went dairy free last year and can of peaches blends an all-fruit smoothie together beautifully plus canned peaches are awesome in oatmeal and scones.
Mandarin oranges!!! hands down my fav!! Possibly becasue I am prego and have the oddest cravings, like those, 24/7 lol
Hmmm pears… peaches… dried cranberries…
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I love having fruits on hand for cooking and for my son. I always choose the no added sugar kind. Canned tomatoes of any variety is also a must.
I must keep canned pears in the pantry as my husband loves them. I keep mandarin oranges for myself and then I keep canned pumpkin for any time of the year baking.
I usually have tart cherries and mandarin oranges in my pantry!
Tomatoes – diced, fire-roasted, sun-dried, Italian, etc.
This looks fabulous and so easy! I love brie so I am always looking for new delicious brie recipes ~ I’ll have to try this soon
beans and peaches
I keep peaches, pears and french-style green beans in the pantry at all times. They always come in handy.
I always like to have green beans, tomatoes, and Mandarine oranges on hand in my pantry.
My favorite fruits are peaches, pears and mixed fruit that I canned myself.
Pineapples and mandarin oranges.
My favorite fruits and vegetables to keep stocked in my pantry are peaches, pears, diced tomatoes and beans!
What a great recipe Jennifer!
pineapple and peaches.
We stock a lot of canned corn, peas, beets, tropical fruit, pears, and peaches.
Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/402780949533847552
Canned products make cooking and eating quick, easy, nutritious and most importantly, flavorful. I always keep the following on hand: caned fruit, tomatoes, pumpkin, evaporated and sweetened condensed milk, sauces (such as pizza and enchilada) and assorted flavors of pie filling.
Not sure what caned fruit would taste like-I meant to say canned fruit 🙂
I love stocking tomatoes and peaches! But this recipe sounds excellent! I love baked brie for dinner parties and would love to try this one
I love to stock beans and tomatoes. This looks great!
I like to stock canned pineapple in juice for smoothies.
Right now I am loving grapefruits and mushrooms!
All Tomatoes – diced, whole… and beans. : )
Sauces, beans and pumpkin.
I really love to stock canned green beans (grew up eating them sauteed in butter) and organic canned whole and diced tomatoes.
I keep Pomi tomatoes on hand and I can’t live without lemons in my house!
I like to keep tinned carrots, tomatoes, green beans and sweetcorn in the pantry! I also keep a large amount of tinned fruit because my children are big fans, some of our favorites are pineapple chunks and mandarins in light syrup.
I always have tomatoes stocked for last minute recipes
I always stock my pantry with canned tomatoes, pumpkin, pears, peaches, and corn.
We keep canned green beans and sweet corn our pantry. Fruit cocktail is a favorite but it doesn’t stay in the pantry long.
Corn and green beans. 🙂
Peaches, applesauce, and green beans.
In cans I always have tomatoes and I’m a fool for canned peaches; I think i should add these nice pears with no sugar added. I didn’t know that they made those.
I posted a tweet Too : https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/403630566634844160
Green beans are a staple for me. Quick and easy and everybody likes them!
I always have black beans and pineapples in the pantry.
I like to stock canned beans and pineapple in my pantry
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We like to keep pineapple, black beans, green beans and pumpkin…I love to cook with pumpkin. There are so many things you can cook with pumpkin. 😉
I like to stock up on greens beans, peaches and fruit cocktail.
Does pumpkin puree count as a veggie?
and i do like canned pears too!
I storing peaches, pears, pineapple, green beans, corn, beans….we like to have as many canned items as we can in our food storage! Thanks for this recipe it looks yummy!
I love to stock canned peaches and corn
peaches and mandarin oranges
We stock up on mandarin oranges and pears!
Canned peaches and string beans
I try to always have spinach for quiches.
Lately I’ve been really into bags of baby carrots. So yummy roasted plain, or with a glaze!
I love keeping canned peaches and canned green beans on hand.
Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com
Diced tomatoes and peaches
i like pineapple
I love stocking my pantry with sweet corns and pineapples, oh, and peaches and peas too. 🙂
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amy [at] utry [dot] it
I like to keep canned tomatoes, green beans and peaches on hand thanks for the giveaway
I like to keep corn in my pantry! thanks for a chance to win! kmassman gmail
I like peaches.
wow – that photo makes me want to lick the screen! I like keeping canned peaches, corn and apricots on hand.
Carrots, peas and peaches.
Two canned items I often stock are diced pineaple and diced tomato with green chilis. I use both in quite a few recipes.
tweeted @hzeh818 https:twitter.com/hzeh818/status/411662843973361665
I stock up on peaches and mandarin oranges.
Wow…I’m just in time for this contest (crossing my fingers for a win??? Is that even thinkable??).
I’m actually a loyal Del Monte consumer; and I always keep tomatoes on hand–chili, spaghetti, stews…all seem to need ’em (and esp this time of year, we love them!).
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I usually have corn and green beans available in our pantry.
I keep pineapple packed in juice in the pantry to use for smoothies.
black beans and corn
I always have canned peaches and canned green beans in my pantry.
i always keep canned corn, green beans, tomatoes and peaches in my pantry
i posted a tweet:
I love cherries in the can or jar.It just wonderful to feel cheery eating cherries by itself.
Love tomato in the pantry. Mandarin Oranges are a must as well!
I love to stock canned peaches
In addition to tomatoes in many forms (diced, crushed, sauce, paste), my pantry is usually stocked with a few favorite cans of fruits and veggies, incuding corn, as a side or as an ingredient in cornbread, casseroles, or Southwest-style dishes; carrots, for quiche or pot pie; peaches, for smoothies; beets, for a side dish; and fruit salad, for Cuppa-Cuppa-Cuppa Cake.
I tweeted, here:
Frozen organic white corn is a def fav!
I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/413358832136372224
I keep a variety on hand but my favorite fruit to have on hand is peaches.
I like to stock up on canned corn.
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com
Hi can I use Camembert instead of Brie for this recipe? And does it matter if it’s pasteurized? Thanks!
Hi Dana, I’m sorry I haven’t tried it with Camembert before but you could definitely substitute it for brie if you prefer. Enjoy!
canned tomato b/c we use it in chili and pasta dishes
We keep canned corn handy because I make a ton of soups – veggie, turkey noodle, corn chowder etc.