Brie with Apricot Topping Recipe
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Brie with Apricot Topping Recipe

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Folks will think you fussed over this pretty appetizer, but it took our Test Kitchen only minutes to top a round of smooth and creamy brie with warm sweet apricots. This is one easy appetizer certain to make any occasion “special.”
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 round Brie cheese (8 ounces)
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 129 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a small saucepan, combine first five ingredients; bring to a boil. Cook and stir over medium heat until slightly thickened. Remove from heat; stir in rosemary.
  2. Trim rind from top of cheese. Place cheese in an ungreased ovenproof serving dish. Spoon apricot mixture over cheese. Bake, uncovered, until cheese is softened, 10-12 minutes. Serve warm with crackers. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Brie with Apricot Topping in Country Woman January/February 2006, p50

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Tamiwags77 User ID: 2407677 85323
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

"OMG! I made this with a fresh peach diced and 1 tablespoon of water. Everything else was the same. It was amazing!"

Grace1018 User ID: 7559734 153154
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2014

"This was fabulous and so easy. Guests loved it! I did forget to add rosemary."

NYCWarrior User ID: 7339587 61998
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"Looks & tastes so delicious! The cheese melting and creamy with the sweetness & tartness of the apricots & balsamic...And it couldn't be easier to make."

parksville User ID: 1598935 78179
Reviewed May. 25, 2013

"Delicious! A very tasty and easy to make appetizer which I served w/ Ritz and Club crackers. Don't think it would serve 6-8 people b/c it's so good that four of us gobbled it up in no time!. A keeper!"

Wizard425 User ID: 7206772 134926
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"I left out the rosemary. Delicious!"

pottaway User ID: 3077832 151674
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"Best brie appetizer I have ever made and I have tried lots! Made it twice already and both times HUGE hit."

kayakbabe1 User ID: 1292154 68656
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"I'm making this recipe again today, for a Christmas party, because it was such a hit last time I made it. A pretty and delicious appetizer. Thank you!"

MillcreekModesto User ID: 6667453 68654
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2012

"This is so very easy and looks like someone professional prepared it once ready. A big hit in this house and neighborhood for sure. Fantastic, tasty and uncomplicated. This should be in everyone recipe book."

sarah C User ID: 5654686 153148
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"I have made this recipe several times and my husband loves it. It is very easy to put together and makes a lovely presentation. Everyone should definitely try it!"

Springscook User ID: 4280266 61997
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"Delicious. I have already made it twice (Thanksgiving and Christmas appetizer)."

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