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Brie with Apricot Topping

 Brie with Apricot Topping
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.”
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
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.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer