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Derby Day guests will be impressed when you present this attractive cheese spread. The mellow flavor of the cheese pairs well with the caramel-flavored topping.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 1 round (13.2 ounces) Brie cheese, rind removed
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup coffee liqueur
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Apple or pear slices
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened pineapple juice

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 161 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Place cheese on a microwave-safe serving dish. In a small bowl, combine the pecans, coffee liqueur and brown sugar; spoon over top of cheese. Microwave on high for 1 minute or until cheese is softened. Toss apple or pear slices with pineapple juice. Serve with cheese. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Derby Day Brie in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p196

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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