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.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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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 equals 129 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 204 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the apricots, brown sugar, water, vinegar and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook and stir until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in rosemary.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°. Remove rind from top of cheese. Place in an ungreased ovenproof serving dish. Spread apricot mixture over cheese. Bake, uncovered, 10-12 minutes or until cheese is softened. Serve 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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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!"

Reviewed Jun. 28, 2014

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

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."

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!"

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"I left out the rosemary. Delicious!"

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