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So Very Berry Brie

 So Very Berry Brie
I needed to make something quick for a wine and cheese party, and had a bounty of berries on hand. My creation went great with all the wines and looked so much more impressive than the other plain cheeses! —Kristin Larson-Jantzi, Newton, Kansas
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, thawed
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blackberries, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 round (8 ounces) Brie cheese, halved horizontally
  • Bagel and/or baked pita chips

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, heat sugar and water until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add berries. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3
  • minutes. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually
  • stir into the pan. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or
  • until thickened. Remove from the heat; let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Place bottom half of cheese in an ungreased ovenproof serving dish;
  • pour 1/2 cup berry mixture over cheese. Top with remaining cheese
  • and berry mixture.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is
  • softened. Serve with chips. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (calculated without chips) equals 160 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 179 mg sodium,

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So Very Berry Brie (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer