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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Small Bites ~ Brie

I have just gotten home and I am so behind on bloggy stuff. I have been keeping up with most of you, but just not leaving comments. I do want to get around and see every one's Christmas decorations. Bill forged the forest for me and brought the tree down. YEA! Now to get the old broken lights off and new ones on... It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
I still have more photo's to post from London and Scotland... that can keep us busy during the winter months.
Back to bidness...

It was my turn to pick the challenge for this week's small bite. I was excited to see what everyone could to with Brie.

Brie Pouches with Apricots and Pecans
25 pecan halves
8oz brie
fillo pastry sheets, thawed
1/3 cup apricot preserves
Apricot Sauce
3Tbs apricot preserves
1 Tbs Grand Marnier
In a measuring cup microwave the preserves for 30 seconds until liquefied, combine Grand Marnier and stir until smooth. Set aside.
Toast pecans at 350° on a cookie sheet for 10 minutes. Allow to cool. Remove the rind from the wheel of Brie, cut into 1 inch cubes
Butter a large baking sheet. Unroll dough and cover with damp cloth to keep moist. Cut pastry into 5 inch squares. Using 2 pieces of dough, place a square of cheese, then spoon a dollop of apricot preserves, top with toasted pecans.
Fold the pastry over and crimp the top with moistened fingertips. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes until lightly brown.
Serve each tart with a drizzle of apricot sauce.Now, let's see what small bites we get from the other 'nibblers'. Leave your link on Mr Mcklinky. Y'all enjoy!
Next week's secret ingredient ~~~Artichoke~~~


Deborah said...

Thanks, Sandi, for picking this ingredient. I loved the challenge of trying to figure out how to come up with an original recipe using Brie.

lululu said...

Oh, these little packages look so pretty! No doubt they must be super flavorful!

nancyhol said...

Yum! These look so good!

Thank you for choosing brie for us.

Barbara said...

Sandy, I have never been a real fan of brie, but these look so good, I would be willing to try one.

Glad you are home safe and sound.

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