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Erica’s Apple Baked Brie

A friend of mine made this, so I feel at ease to boast and say, “Look at this gorgeous presentation!” I am a long-time fan of baked brie. If you are not familiar with the cheese, it is a soft French cow’s milk cheese, most often encased in an edible covering of white mold. Depending on the process it can range from very mild to a strong musky flavor. (I am not one to shy away from a pungent cheese). Usually I do mine wrapped in a puff pastry, but I love that Erica used a croissant pastry dough! It made for such a lovely crust! Of course the rustically sliced apples were beautiful too… and then the taste! Sweet apples and brown sugar with warm creamy brie on slices of fresh bread, grainy crackers, and ripe fruit. La vie en rose!

1 – 16 oz round Brie

2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

1 apple (plus 1/2 for decoration, optional)

4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) Butter

2 Tbsp Brown Sugar

1 Egg

 

Preheat oven to 350°.

Melt butter in a sauté pan over medium heat. Thinly slice or dice (your preference) the apple and sauté it in the butter. Add the brown sugar to the butter and apple mixture, and gently stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture has slightly thickened. Place the beautiful apple syrup on top of the Brie and wrap it in the crescent rolls. Whisk the egg and brush it top of the dough. Optionally, cut a few slices of apple for decoration and position them on top in a circular pattern. Bake for about 30-40 minutes, until crust is golden brown and cheese is warmed through. Allow to set for a few minutes before serving. You want the cheese to be warm and spreadable, but not to ooze. Serve with slice rounds of bread, apple slices, and or crackers.

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Loving Lately ❤️

Loving Lately 1: Easy Apps – Roasted Garlic Onion Jam & Brie (Pictured above)

I love easy appetizers. Who doesn’t? The kind of things that are really easy to throw together that are still really delicious and special. I also love brie and impromptu gatherings. Years ago we were at a specialty foods store in a Northern suburb of Chicago, and they were offering samples of Stonewall Kitchen’s Roasted Garlic Onion Jam on brie. At that time I would have never thought to put the two together. Now it’s hard to imagine them apart. (Don’t knock it until you try it.) I have also seen the Stonewall Kitchen line of products at Macy’s and Kroger.

Loving Lately 2: Tara

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Tara is a friend like a sister. She is worth her weight in gold, especially when it comes to child care. I think she takes more safety precautions with my children than I do (that’s saying something). She also does Sunday school lessons for our church. And she happens to make really cute projects to help the kids remember the teachings.

Matthew 6:21

Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is…”


“…there your heart will be also.”

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Jars of honey

Thank you Tara! Your time with my children is precious! They love you! Thank you for loving them.