Baked Brie and Brandied Mushrooms

Have this versatile baked appetizer ready in 25 minutes! Made using brie cheese, mushrooms, almonds, brandy and herbs, this dish can be served as either dip or spread.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

1
tablespoon butter or margarine
2
tablespoons slivered almonds
1
cup chopped fresh mushrooms
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
tablespoon brandy
1
round (8 oz) Brie cheese
2
sprigs fresh tarragon, if desired

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  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add almonds; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until almonds are browned. Stir in mushrooms, garlic, tarragon, pepper and brandy. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Remove from heat.
  • 2 In ungreased decorative shallow baking dish or 8- or 9-inch glass pie plate, place cheese; spoon mushrooms over top.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese is soft. Garnish with tarragon sprigs. Serve as a dip, or spread on melba toast rounds or crackers.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add almonds; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until almonds are browned. Stir in mushrooms, garlic, tarragon, pepper and brandy. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Remove from heat.
  • 2 In ungreased decorative shallow baking dish or 8- or 9-inch glass pie plate, place cheese; spoon mushrooms over top.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese is soft. Garnish with tarragon sprigs. Serve as a dip, or spread on melba toast rounds or crackers.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Brie is a soft, rich and buttery cheese with an edible white coating or rind. When heated, it becomes very soft and spreadable. Now is the time to pull out those whimsical holiday-themed spreaders you have stored away!

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
95mg
95%;
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.